Tuesday, 31 July 2012

We're in residence at Caol Ruadh... with Freda Waldapfel

Tighnabruaich Gallery @ 
Until August 31 
Freda in The Boat Shed at Caol Ruadh... well worth a visit

We have been making waves with our new pop-up gallery in an old Boat Shed at recently-opened Caol Ruadh Sculpture Garden in Colintraive, Argyll.
For the last few weeks, Argyll-based artist Freda Waldapfel, has been drawing inspiration from the beautiful surroundings on the shores of the Kyles of Bute in which the old Boat Shed has a stunning vantage point.
Now Freda is set to be the Boat House’s first ever Artist in Residence, painting in the shed as visitors drop in for a look.
Tighnabruaich Gallery held an exhibition of Freda’s delicately nuanced, hugely colourful, paintings in the Boat House during a recent Scotland’s Gardens scheme open weekend and the artist was so taken with the space that gallery owners, Andrew and Penny Graham-Weall invited her to take up residence until the end of August.
Andrew commented: “Freda will be Artist in Residence, in the Boat House for the next two weeks. She’ll be painting her beautiful oil and watercolours on the premises and will be delighted to chat to all visitors.
“Penny and I love her work and it has proved very popular with visitors. In her Lumina series of oil paintings she is trying to capture that elusive, exciting quality of luminosity which the garden has just before dusk.

“The painter, Bonnard, called it l'heure bleu. The effect is really quite magical.”
Frida adds: “My work is all about colour, colour, colour, Space, light, air, gardens, flowers and unashamed optimism. I’m always seeking the poetry of it all. Not the prose.
“I’m delighted to be taking up residence here. In fact, I can’t imagine a better temporary home! ”
The Boat House at Caol Ruadh
You can read more at Freda's lively and rather lovely blog: 

Caol Ruadh Sculpture Park, Colintraive, Argyll, PA22 3AR
Tel: 07771 996656
Wed: Sun 11am-6pm
Tues: By appointment only
Tighnabruaich Gallery, Argyll, PA21 2DR
Tel: 01700 811681
For further information or images please contact: 
Andrew or Penny Graham-Weall on 01700 811681 or andrew@tig-gallery.com