Edinburgh’s &Gallery to show Horizon, solo exhibition of work by Anna Somerville

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Edinburgh’s &Gallery has announced Horizon, a solo exhibition by award winning Edinburgh artist Anna Somerville. The show will run 5th – 30th August 2017 at the gallery’s 17 Dundas Street location.

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Horizon is an exhibition of paintings which have been created over the last year, the works on show are inspired by Somerville’s recent travels to India, Sri Lanka and Tenerife, as well as her home city of Edinburgh and the surrounding areas.

Painting intuitively in mixed media and oil to imagine atmospheric horizons, these expressive paintings deliver expansive compositions of abstracted light and form.

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Somerville has an exceptional use of colour and ability to capture movement with bold brush strokes building on layers of paint. She is known for her expressive painterly style, and has been awarded the prestigious Elizabeth Blackadder & John Houston Travel Award, 2000, and Anne Redpath Award for painting, 2003.

Anna Somerville graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2000 and works from her studio at Summerhall in Edinburgh.

&Gallery owner Avril Nicol said “I am delighted to be exhibiting these powerful new works by Anna Somerville, an artist whose work consistently inspires. This is a key exhibition for &Gallery and I am proud to profile such a talented Scottish artist”

The exhibition catalogue can be viewed here.

&Gallery is a new contemporary art gallery located at 17 Dundas Street, Edinburgh. It is a new venture from owner Avril Nicol who, since 2013 as a founding partner in &Collective (formerly based in Bridge of Allan), has built her reputation for curating modern and forward thinking exhibitions of contemporary visual and applied art.

&Gallery hosts a new featured visual artist every 4 weeks, specialising in a diverse range of fine art. The featured artist’s work is exhibited within the gallery along with a constantly changing selection of ceramics, sculpture, glass and jewellery from established and emerging artists and makers from Scotland and the rest of the UK.