Author: Christine Richard OBE FRSA

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Monday, December 5th, 2016 at 6:50 pm
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Treasure Trove

Reviewer, Christine Richard, picks out her favourite pre-Christmas treasures currently on offer at the Open Eye Gallery…

Small works and large - all  have a vivied story to tell.

birdsLeon Morroco’s colourful ‘Lunch on the Beach’ (header picture) painted in oil on board speaks of brilliant sunshine and exotic enjoyment. Then, by contrast, we have a gentle work by Anne Ross RSW produced in mixed media and called ‘Birds n the Garden’. The theme continues with ‘Sweet Peas and Sparrows’ again in mixed media by Brent Millar. I found this work particularly intriguing in its gentleness as sometimes Brent’s pictures can be very dramatic.

oe512The same can be said of Paul Furneaux’s large and very evocative abstract inspired, he told me, by the changing light on Lewis on the North West Coast of Scotland over the course of a day.

I also looked at some lovely delicate silver jewellery made by designer, Sally Cuthbert which is on display and was attracting considerable interest this Christmas period. Sally describes her jewellery as ‘bespoke fripperies’ which is, I think a very modest description.

turbulent-sea-and-a-grey-green-sky-1The exhibition runs until the 23rd December.

The Open Eye Gallery is located at 34 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh EH3 6QE, telephone 0131 5571020

Opening Hours are Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm


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