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Two artists in one studio at Catterline

Bern Ross and Frances Gilroy will be opening a new artist studio to the public on September 6

Bern Ross and Frances Gilroy will be opening a new artist studio to the public on September 6

A new artists’ studio is opening down the Kincardine coast with two local artists sharing the space.

Bern Ross and Frances Gilroy will be opening up the studio to the public on September 6 with a mix of paintings for the public to see.

The studio is at Birdiesknap, which is set on high ground beside the layby at Roadside of Catterline along the coast road.

Frances, who has lived at Birdiesknap for 17 years, said this week: “We think our work is very compatible. We both like strong colour and experimenting with paint and different media.

“Bern is very prolific and imaginative and her seascapes will be of particularly good contrast to the variety of subjects I explore in my own work.”

The pair have known each other for several years and have forgotten how they initially met, although they think it may have been through the Stonehaven Art Club, as Frances was president for some time. However, it was only this year that she had a new and dedicated studio built onto her home and invited Bern to share it for opening as part of the North East Open Studios (NEOS).

Bern says: “We’re both seasoned NEOS exhibitors but this is the first time Frances has opened her own studio so we’re pooling our past experience and think it will be a great benefit. I’m delighted to be exhibiting here with this stunning view, - how could I not.”

As you enter the studio the difference between the two styles of work is noticeable from the offset.

Birdiesknap is easy to find and will be open from 10am until 5pm between September 6-14.

Find it by following the yellow signs down the coast as well as number 86 and 185 in the NEOS catalogue.

 

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