Artist earns top prize
The work of a talented Dunblane artist is now on display at a top Glasgow exhibition.
Laura Gill’s stunning painting of an old tree against the backdrop of a winter in the Cairngorms is being showcased in the 154th Open Annual Exhibition at the Glasgow Institute of Fine Art.
And not only has her work been recognised with a treasured spot in the exhibition – but it also earned her the N.S. MacFarlane Trust Award for best work by a first-time exhibitor.
The 61-year-old told the Observer: “The idea behind the painting comes from when our family used to spend time in the Cairngorms years ago. Our son and his pal would always ask us to pull over next to this tree near Carrbridge so they could climb it. I don’t think it’s there anymore but I painted it from memory.
“I love the area and I just wanted to capture the landscape and feel of the Cairngorms.”
A print of the winning painting will be on show in the Westlands, Dunblane, on Saturday from 10am to 5pm as part of the‘Made Here’show.
Delighted Laura with her awardwinning painting