Dot Walker | Garry Brander
29th September - 5th November
Diamond Light, Rosemarkie Bay - Dot Walker
Heriot Gallery is pleased to announce our 3 person show with artists Garry Brander, Dot Walker and Anna E Davies
Garry Brander spends much of his time painting the highlands and islands of Scotland, particularly the island of Tiree, where his family has lived and worked the old watermill and surrounding crofts for over 500 years. His love of the West Coast has inspired his paintings and living on the islands, learning about remoteness, isolation and the beauty of the beaches and landscapes, has forged the artist he has become. His upbeat and vibrant modern palette raises the viewer’s level of emotional engagement with his paintings and reminds them that Scotland is one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Dot Walker has travelled and painted in many beautiful parts of the world, but the north of Scotland has a unique atmosphere and breathtaking light that plays on the land and water. Dot paints mainly in oils, using a vibrant palette and strong textures to try to convey the emotions that the landscape evokes in her.
Anna Davies Born and raised in North Wales, Anna has been painting for as long as she can remember and since graduating in 1991 has continued to explore her own style. Now based in Nottingham, she takes her artistic inspiration from the people around her in their day-to-day environment.
Using high quality oils, she works on board so that she can fully exploit the quality of the paint, and, without producing representational portraits, explores the question of what it is to be human. Distorting the human figure, and paring everything down so as to portray only that which is essential, the paintings can sometimes have a quiet unease about them.
Anna’s paintings will start with collage in the form of dried paint on paper – the excess paint from one work often forming the basis of the next, and so it continues.
Anna continues to paint, motivated by the sheer joy and necessity of so doing. Her work has been exhibited and appreciated in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and across the UK and collected internationally.
Meet The Artists