From A the Airts
An exhibition of paintings by two of Dumfries and Galloway’s most talented artists goes on show at A’ The Airts in February.
Victor Henderson and Anne Butler will be showcasing a range of their popular artwork at the Sanquhar community arts centre from Saturday, February 7.
Last year was a busy time for Durisdeer landscape artist Anne.
With a number of solo exhibitions at venues from the south of England to Edinburgh and participation in regional arts events in Bristol, Pittenweem and Dumfries and Galloway’s Spring Fling, Anne has found her work very much in demand.
From her Ferndale Studio, Anne creates strong, vigorous landscapes of bold colours and textures that are intended to evoke emotions as well as provoke reactions.
A watercolour artist of high acclaim, Victor has been producing paintings in his gentle but brightly coloured signature style since showcasing his first works at the Singer-Friedlander exhibition in 2004.
A decade later and Victor’s work has been exhibited at many galleries and private collections across Scotland from Stranraer to Inverness and he shares his talent with aspiring art students from his studio in Drumlanrig Stableyard.
Working primarily in watercolour, Victor paints abstract, industrial and traditional landscapes as well as a range of still-life subjects from the inanimate to the animate. He works directly onto the canvas, without any preparatory drawing, and enjoys experimenting with papers, textures, paints, brushes and colours.
He said: “It is the constant balancing act between accident and technique which I love.”
The exhibition kicks off with a lunchtime launch at A’ The Airts on Saturday, February 7, from noon to 2pm, where visitors will get the chance to meet the artists and speak to them about their work over a glass of mulled wine.
The exhibition runs until February 28. Entrance is free.