Wednesday, 28 May 2008

The Morven Gallery

Tuesday 27th May, 2008

Around lunchtime, GB and I went over the Barvas road.

We had coffee and huge slice of cake at the Morven Gallery. Not the healthiest of lunches - “Naughty but Nice!” The cakes are home-made locally by a woman ‘in the next village‘. I suspect if the person who makes them is married then her husband must surely have a weight problem or excellent self-control.

The gallery, as its name implies, is not just a coffee shop - it's a large, multi-room display area of local paintings, prints and quality gifts for sale.

Some of the artists are exceptionally good. There’s a lot of talent on the Isles of Lewis and Harris.

The Opening Exhibition for 2008 includes works by: Clare Blois, David Greenall, Jolomo, Moira Maclean, Ruth Odell, Gillian Pattinson, Simon Rivett, Donald Smith, Vega, Gareth Watson, Philip Snow and other notable artists. This is one of the many works by Vega to be found at the Morven Gallery.

It would be hard to pick a favourite but one of the original watercolours for the Philip Snow book "Light and Flight" certainly caught my eye. The book itself has been added to my Amazon wishlist since I first saw it in the Baltic Bookshop in Stornoway a week or so ago.

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