Maspie House Gallery in Falkland will be displaying the second summer exhibition in the gallery from the 4th June, and will be showcasing the works of top Scottish artists such as Jonny Hannah, Tom Sutton-Smith and Dominic Currie.
Born and bred in Dunfermline, Jonny Hannah studied illustration at Liverpool Art School and then the Royal College of Art. Jonny’s work has graced the pages of Vogue, he New York Times and many book jackets, as well as advertising and design work for clients such as English National Opera and vintners Justerini and Brooks.
It’s a welcome return to the Gallery for Tom Sutton-Smith and Dominic Currie.
Tom Sutton-Smith grew up in Scotland and attended Edinburgh College of Art, before moving to Canada in 1981, to find new challenges. Last year Tom’s portrait of the Countess of Strathearn that was presented to the Royal couple on a visit to Forteviot Village Hall on behalf of Perthshire Open Studios. The Chair of POS said that Tom captured soul in his informal painting, and the Royal couple loved it too. “William said “Wow, it’s brilliant! That’s going up in my room.”
Methil man Dominic Currie says he became an artists by chance! Dom plays with the crossover of cultural and historic connections between American and Scottish accents. Taking inspiration from people like Lichtenstein by using the medium of the paper comic, his work is bursting with colour, character and familiar images.
Gallery owner John McLaren says “The public’s response to Maspie House Gallery in this first year has been wonderful. The wide range of art, ceramics, books and jewellery never fail to amaze; while the spiral stairs brings back lots of memories to people that remember the building first incarnation as a gift shop, or even when it was the village Post Office. Much like Outlander that was filmed in the village we’re taking people back in time.”
The Gallery will continue the permanent exhibition of work by contemporary artists such as Susan McGill and Sarah McLaren.
Maspie House Gallery is open, 11am to 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday and from 12 noon to 5pm on Sundays.