Coastal elements on show at Edzell’s recently opened The Wirren Gallery

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Coastal Elements is the theme of The Wirren Gallery’s latest exhibition which will run throughout the course of July at its base at 40a High Street, Edzell.

The exhibition will showcase the paintings of Liz Watson and the ceramics of Eleanor Caie.

Also exhibiting their coastal themed work will be Maralyn Reed-Wood (ceramics), Fran Marquis (ceramics), Ellacay Designs Contemporary resin jewellery, Amy Mason jewellery, Chehumlin jewellery and paintings by Wendy Page.

Liz Watson, a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, is a well known Angus artist and has travelled widely. Indeed, her commissioned work can be found all over the world.

However, Liz’s roots are in Scotland and her love of the Scottish landscape is strongly reflected in her work.

This exhibition reflects Liz’s time spent travelling the coastline of Scotland looking at the differences from area to area and putting her mark on canvas with her acclaimed interpretation of each environment.

Eleanor Caie designs and makes ceramics in Glasgow Ceramics Studio at the Wasps Factory, Glasgow.

She fell in love with clay in Denmark whilst at primary school, and the drive to make things out of what is, essentially mud, has never stopped.

After a successful career in marketing, she attended ceramics classes at Morley College, London and then moved back home to Scotland to become a full time ceramic artist.

Her new range evokes an element of freedom through the loosely thrown vessels.

She uses rough textural clay as a nod to the harsh Scottish landscape and works a design into the form.

Each vessel takes on its own personality and is thereby totally unique.

The work that Eleanor creates brings light, nature and inspiration together and use of light is continually explored.

The Coastal Elements exhibition runs until July 31.