Saturday, 1 March 2014


Our first exhibition of 2014 launches today with work from Minette Bell Macdonald. Minette is pursuing new artistic directions too.
Minette uses watercolours and most recently has specialised in wildlife with her series of hares, birds and foxes. The usual high class of paintings of those subjects can be found in the exhibition, plus the odd barn-yard pig.
Minette’s new dimension is her depiction of flora that can often be overlooked: our region’s hedgerows and the foliage of its beautiful trees.
Minette explains:
“My inspiration came when walking and absorbing the colours and shapes of the leaves around me. I started by doing very detailed studies of hedgerows and then began to take out a lot of the detail and just concentrate on the colours and shapes of the leaves. “
She continues:
“It’s all about looking and seeing how beautiful nature is, and how we seem to miss so much.”
A graduate of Carlisle College of Art, Minette is a regular exhibitor at the Anthony Woodd Gallery in Edinburgh, and her most recent Dumfries exhibit was at the Yellow Door gallery in Dumfries. She has had very successful previous exhibitions at Thomas Tosh.
All pictures on display at Thomas Tosh are for sale. The exhibition runs until Saturday 26th April 2014.




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