I’ve been busy getting new work out to galleries across Scotland. I have five new paintings with Green Gallery in Stirlingshire: ‘The Telling’, ‘The Night Broken’, ‘Still Not Still’, ‘Endless Blue’ and ‘Breaking Through’. The exhibition starts with a preview weekend alongside the gallery’s popular Christmas Fair on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November. More details here.
I also have work in Thistle Gallery in Glasgow, Moy Mackay Gallery in Peebles and Greens and Blues gallery in North Berwick. I’m also delighted to be exhibiting at Velvet Easel in Portobello, Edinburgh, for the first time.
I had a great time at Pittenweem. I was exhibiting there for the first time – in fact, it was my first public solo show. So it was lovely to talk to so many people and the wonderful feedback was a nice boost to my confidence, too! While it is great to be exhibiting in galleries, being able to chat about people’s own emotional reactions to the work was just brilliant. I really look forward to returning next year.
The festival also gave me my first review, thanks to Cate Newton, who wrote about the festival for Dundee University Review of the Arts. Cate writes: ‘Amongst such a predominance of skies, seascapes and fields, it is exciting to encounter the intense vitality of the mark-making in the work of Louise Turnbull, a largely self-taught artist exhibiting at Pittenweem for the first time.’ You can read the full review here.
I painted this with Áine Divine outdoors last autumn, it was an amazing day great fun!
Last weekend was pretty frantic as I prepared for David Barrington coming to photograph my work. David is a professional photographer and artist, very talented chap! So incredibly blessed with chums who are helping me get this project up and running. Special thanks to Monica Barrington for loaning her son and ferrying everyone from Edinburgh!
Another in progress acrylic and oil, starting work towards Pittenweem Festival in August – so this is forward planning!
Brilliant day painting in Walkerburn with the amazingly talented Aine Divine who has been coaching me. Great to have Gus the dog in tow as well. Easels blown over with wind and it was freezing but love the winter sky, look forward to getting back out there to finish it. Resigned from day job so taking the leap to paint full time now, happy days!