The gallery houses exhibitions of paintings, my first love. Having been a painter myself, I can't tell you how much I admire the boldness, skill and unbridled talent of the many different painters working in Scotland today. I am so lucky to have met so many of them, and to be able to showcase their work on the gallery walls.
Many visitors come to the gallery because they have been invited, or they don't want to miss the exhibition that's currently showing. It may be it a solo exhibition, a three person, or a large mixed show like the Winter exhibition on at the moment. But as they slowly walk round and take in the paintings, I see their eye being caught by small treasures that they weren't expecting to see.
How can any animal lover not notice this little Siamese . . . .
. . . . or this proud pooch?!
The gleam in the jewellery cabinet always draws people in for a closer look. And many people leave happy with a surprise present for themselves or for another.