So the past few months have been busy for us in the galleries and whilst this has been keeping us very preoccupied - there has been one thing we have been desperately missing during this time... personal appearances from our artists! Next month will see our first exhibition since November 2018 and so it had to be a memorable one to begin the year with a bang!! On Saturday the 30th of March we will be welcoming back the extraordinary Katy Jade Dobson, who will be revealing her brand new Spring Collection right here in Edinburgh!
Katy is returning for her third show with us, her first taking place back in 2016 and the second in the summer of last year. In August 2018 she launched her collection 'Highland Territory', a series of original oil paintings, sketches and limited edition works all inspired by all the incredible wildlife our country has to offer. The event was a huge success and a total of 13 originals and a large number of limited edition works sold from her show - which included a stunning woodland scene, soaring eagle and family of highland cattle to name just a few. Katy had played around with different compositions colourways and even the use of resin finishes with these works - which all went down a real treat with her fanbase!
Now she is back to reveal her Spring collection with us, and has been pushing herself to her very limits in order to create some of what she hopes to be her most daring and impressive works to date - and we are so incredibly excited to be the ones to host this!
Katy has been working hard this year and experimenting with lots of different techniques, colourways and compositions in order to create an intriguing new aesthetic that she hopes will completely WOW her followers.
Katy says about her new work: "I have let my more logical side take a back step initially, and let the foundations of the work be born from an instinctive and fun way of applying my materials. I have waited for the subjects to show up, and allowed them to immerse themselves into my abstractions."
The collection is still very much in the completion stages at the moment, but looks set to be one of her largest collections seen since '21 Grams' which was showcased here in 2016. Katy has been keeping us updated with all of her progress through social media, and we have included some of her recent snaps so you can see for yourself how the collection is moving forward on the run up to the big day.
Be one of the first to see the completed series, plus meet Katy and visit us for a fabulous day where you can have a drink or two and step into our gallery, which will be totally transformed into a 'secret garden' to celebrate her return. You can join us from 1-4pm On Saturday the 30th Of March by RSVP'ing to firstname.lastname@example.org now.
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