Local Artist Shares Capital Views

Local artist Tom Ewing’s impressions of Edinburgh will be on display in a new exhibition of his work at the National Trust for Scotland’s Gladstone’s Land this month.

The exhibition, entitled ‘Edinburgh and other places’ focuses on a striking array of Edinburgh townscapes which capture the movement and vibrancy of the city beautifully. Ewing is also well known throughout East Lothian for a series of murals recently painted at Prestongrange Industrial Museum with a team of community volunteers. It therefore seems fitting that he should choose to have an exhibition in the Gallery at Gladstone’s Land where there is a beautiful painted 17th century ceiling that dates from 1620.

The exhibition will also display a selection of Ewing’s work from time spent in the Scottish Highlands and the picturesque town of Barga in Italy which is twinned with Prestonpans,  Cockenzie, Port Seton and Longniddry. In May 2010 the Prestoungrange Arts Festival, with Tom Ewing as lead tutor,  visited the area and brought home a wealth of impressions of this beautiful part of Tuscany.

While his work for this exhibition is predominantly in oil, there are a variety of pen and ink drawings which will be available for sale throughout the week.

There is free entry to the exhibition at the Gladstone Gallery on the second floor of Gladstone’s Land from Tuesday 9 – Sunday 14 July, from 10am – 7pm each day.

This is one of a series of short free exhibitions taking place at Gladstone’s Land this July. It will be followed by

Tartan – Sharp Edge Artist’s Group
Tuesday 16 – Sunday 21 July, 10am – 7pm

Karen Clulow
Tuesday 23 – Sunday 28 July, 10am – 7pm

Silk Wings and Things – Kristianne Harvey
Tuesday 30 July – Sunday 4 August, 10am – 7pm

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Suse Coon started life training to be an architect but ended up as a fashion buyer then civil servant. After some time out to bring up her family of three, she returned to what had been a hobby and entered the field of freelance journalism. After becoming regional correspondent, then editor of the orienteering magazine CompassSport, she formed Pages Editorial & Publishing Services. In this guise, West Lothian Life was launched, while Suse maintained a level of freelancing and wrote the award winning children's novel Richard's Castle. In 1999, Suse bought over CompassSport and found her time taken up pretty well exclusively with the two magazines. In 2004, West Lothian Life was expanded to form Lothian Life, however, the workload was too great. In 2006, CompassSport was sold and Suse concentrated on the web version of Lothian Life. Her hobbies include gardening, orienteering, sea kayaking and Tai Chi.

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