Evocative Exhibition from Vega

For the second time The Torrance Gallery in Edinburgh, is having a solo exhibition of work by the highly talented, now Lewis-based artist, who has chosen to be called simply, Vega.

Following a career including working and travelling all over the world after gaining a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Leeds College of Art, Vega’s paintings are uniquely evocative of the island-life which is a lovely contrast to the cities in which so many of us spend much of our (still rewarding and exciting!) lives. I first met her and partner and business manager, Trevor St Clair, at Vega’s debut solo exhibition at the Torrance in 2014 and was delighted both to renew the acquaintance and view Vega’s most recent works.

Sailing BoatsAt the current exhibition I particularly enjoyed ‘The Tranquil Sundown’, which, with clever use of bright colour, portrays ships on what seem to be amazingly still waters. Another personal favourite is ‘The Bridge, Study in Green’ with three delightful-looking sheep crossing a stone bridge over water with a background of green hills.

If you enjoy paintings which are both tranquil and exciting do go along before the end of 18 July!

The Torrance Gallery, 36 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6JN, Phone/fax 0131 556 6366
email – mail@torrancegallery.co.uk and website www.torrancegallery.co.uk

Opening hours are Monday to Friday 11 am to 6 pm and Saurday 10 30 am to 4 pm

After 5 30 pm on Fridays and all day Saturday there are no parking restrictions with free parking north of Heriot Row/Abercromby Place


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Christine Richard OBE FRSA

http://www.lothianlife.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Christine.jpg Christine has over 25 years' experience in public life in Scotland in the fields of politics, education, public relations and charity work. For 12 years she served on the City of Edinburgh District Council and was her Group's leader for 4 years. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In 1992 she was made an OBE. Christine is a member of the Board of The Friends of the Royal Scottish Academy. She has just completed six years on the Board of The Edinburgh International Festival. Christine's business experience has covered the fields of theatre, economic development, science, coal mining, education and training. She has held a number of non-executive directorships in these disciplines. She is a trained and experienced personal relationships counsellor and a business and personal mentor. In 2005 Christine established Christine Richard Associates who undertake Event Management and Public Relations as well as company and individual profiling. She coordinated the 'Yes to Edinburgh' campaign on congestion charging in Edinburgh. ten years ago Christine co-founded West Lothian Women in Business, which is a network for women who are self-employed and also for women managers. Christine has now stepped down from the Chair of this thriving organisation. For 5 years Christine was a magistrate in the District Court. She was also a member of the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on the appointment of Justices of the Peace. She has been an adviser to Government in various areas of policy, including health, local government and education. Christine is a trained and experienced radio and television broadcaster and writer as well as an entertaining and accomplished speaker. She has a wealth of topics on which she is invited to speak. These range from witty after lunch and after dinner speaking to the more serious topics of the economy, health, education, enterprise, the Powers of the Mind and Life/work balance. She writes reviews and articles for lifestyle magazine, Lothian Life. She took part as a contestant in an ITV gourmet TV show, Chef V Britain, challenging TV chef Gino D'Acampo to cook her signature dish, Posh Cottage Pie. Currently Christine is a member of the Goodison Group in Scotland and Scotland's Futures. Also she is involved in the group Changing the Chemistry of Scottish Boards. Her first novel, Whitewalls, a modern Scottish family saga has been published by New Generation Publishing and is available on all internet books siets and from libraries. She is writing a sequel Autumn at Whitewalls. Her leisure interests include her family, literature, music, theatre, food, wine and horse racing. She is a member of a racing syndicate, which has two horses in training.

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