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Autumn art exhibition opens at north-east gallery

By Kyle Ritchie

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An autumn art exhibition has opened at Country Frames Gallery at Leslie.

A Bit of Blue, which will run until Saturday, October 30, features a selection of artists who have produced a variety of work with one thing in common – the colour blue.

The gallery's Yvonne Flett said: "Roselyne O’Neill has created several sea-themed paintings using oil and cold wax with gorgeous turquoise and aqua tones, through to deeper peacock blues.

"Sandra Lister’s Himalayan blue poppies are stunning pastel works contrasting with John Clelland’s big semi-abstract seas and skies.

"Mary Black has created softness in her works, with moody grey blues while Caroline Simmill’s paintings depict the dark and stormy skies so often seen over Scotland’s beautiful landscape.

Exhibition A Bit of Blue has opened at Country Frames Gallery.
Exhibition A Bit of Blue has opened at Country Frames Gallery.

"The north-east land and sea have also inspired the vibrant mixed media works from Donna Irvine and Kymme Fraser’s contemporary semi-abstract styled paintings.

"Also included in our blue-themed collection are some lovely little woodland inspired paintings by Maggie Nickson and Mag Donald’s magical piece The Blue Dress. This is a show well worth coming to see."

A number of new pieces have been added to the gallery for the season which include ceramics, wood, jewellery, sculptures, textile art, glass, as well as a selection of original paintings and prints.

Plans are also under way for the gallery's winter show which will be held from Saturday, November 6 to Friday, December 31.

Yvonne added: "The 2021 Winter Show will be a mixed show by a wide variety of artists – something for everyone.

"It will also feature Leslie Memories – a collection of work by Aberdeen artist Lorraine Taylor. Lorraine was brought up in Leslie and has produced a delightful collection of paintings, directly from memory, depicting scenes from around the area."

Having operated an appointment system earlier in the year, the gallery has returned to its normal opening hours. However, for people who would prefer to book an appointment they can still do so by contacting the gallery.

Yvonne said: "We have all the measures in place, following government guidelines, to ensure we keep both customers and ourselves safe during this time.

"We are grateful to everyone for their continued support and understanding throughout these strange times."

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