ARRAN Open Studios
The island's artists open their doors to the public in August and you can visit their studios to find out more about their work.
Arran Art Gallery hosted one of our talented artist for the Open Studios weekend, Senja Brendon, who painted 'live' on canvas in the gallery. It was fascinating to watch the painting develop, from a simple sketch made on the beach of a boat with 'blood' red sails passing by to a painting that captures the spirit of adventure on a stormy summer's day. The finished piece is titled 'Running with the Wind, Whiting Bay' and is now on display in the gallery.
She also taught three very successful children's 'still life' workshops using beach fragments, drawing on her on 30 years of experience in teaching art to primary school children in Edinburgh.
We really enjoyed this weekend with Senja and we hope to repeat the experience in 2018.