Ardnamurchan gallery set to welcome Argyll wildlife artist

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Lunga-based landscape artist Colin Woolf is preparing for a solo exhibition at Resipole Studios in Ardnamurchan.

The exhibition will showcase some of Colin’s major works, which are inspired by the scenery and wildlife of the Highlands and islands. Subjects include the mountains of Glen Garry, bathed in autumn light; the lighthouses of Port Ellen and Port Charlotte on Islay; and crashing waves at Eoropie on the Isle of Lewis.

Colin works in oils, watercolour and pencil; he prefers oils to create luminous seas and skies, and majestic, sweeping landscapes that are vibrant with colour.

He told the Oban Times: ‘I love working with oils as it offers such freedom – I can create bold effects, such as swirling clouds and mist, that have an almost three-dimensional feel to them. I want to capture that sense that the light is constantly changing, which is one of the most beautiful things about Scotland’s landscape.’

Artist Colin Woolf is also known for reviving the 19th-century tradition of painting with a woodcock’s pin-feather, a technique which was once used by Victorian miniaturists.

Alongside his larger works, Colin is also known for reviving the 19th-century tradition of painting with a woodcock’s pin-feather, a technique which was once used by Victorian miniaturists. These small-size, charming paintings are created entirely with a single feather, which is then inserted into the watercolour paper before framing.

The exhibition will open with a special preview event on Sunday November 3 (3-5pm); it will then run from November 4 until December 20. Over occasional weekends, Colin will be working at his easel during the exhibition, so that visitors can watch a painting in progress.

The award-winning gallery is situated between Strontian and Acharacle. Opening times and other information can be found at www.resipolestudios.co.uk

For more information about Colin and his work, visit www.wildart.co.uk, email colin@wildart.co.uk or call 01852 500232