The Albany Gallery welcomes four artists who take inspiration from the landscape for their latest exhibition.
Claire Beattie graduated from the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art with an MA in Fine Art and has been a studio artist ever since. Landscape, weather, colour and light are all starting points for her paintings which are almost always rooted in the solitary and central motif of a tree.
Anna Perlin has a selection of coastal paintings in the exhibition which are all inspired by a holiday to St David’s in Pembrokeshire last summer. Anna, who reached the semi-finals of Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2016, and won Artists and Illustrators Artist of the Year 2017, uses a mix of media that incorporates paint, oil pastel, charcoal and collage.
Jenny Wheatley RWS NEAC trained at West Surrey College of Art and design and was one of the youngest ever people at the time to be elected to both the New English Art Club in 1983 and the Royal Watercolour Society in 1984. More recently she was an art expert judge on two series of Channel 4's popular Watercolour Challenge series and her work resides in many public and private collections throughout the world, including those of HM the Queen, the National Collection of Malta and the National collection in China in Qindao.
There will also be work exhibited by Gregg Anston-Race. Gregg is a self-taught Cornish glass artist, who has been creating glass in his studio for over 14 years. His work is very much influenced by the colours and forms of the landscape around him and especially that found in the rock and mineral formations.