September 14, 2017

I can remember the overwhelming excitement, awe and envy I felt when I first came across Bill Bate's work hanging on the wall of the gallery opposite me at the Edinburgh Art Fair. Mark and Gina from the Coombe Gallery, although initially eyed up  as...

April 27, 2017

Sara working directly on canvas in the landscape. 2016

If you want to be totally immersed in a painting then look no further than the atmospheric work of Devon based artist Sara Bor.  With her vigorous mark making and use of colour Sara’s landscapes c...

March 22, 2017

We all have a favourite colour, don’t we? I am often told in the gallery that Blue features very heavily. I guess being coastal, it would. Despite the general lack of research in this area, the concept of colour psychology has become a hot topic in m...

March 16, 2017

Spring is always a very exciting time for us here in the gallery. Part of that excitement comes from knowing we will soon be receiving a new selection of works by the incredible, renowned artist Kevin Fleming. Here we chat to Kevin about his practice...

March 10, 2017

Many artists gravitate to the west coast of Scotland for inspiration and I wanted to share with you some of my favourite spots here on Argyll's Secret Coast to paint. It's a pretty inspiring part of Argyll it has to be said! With truly dynamic landsc...

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