Thursday, July 19, 2018

Alison McWhirter - Wild Love

We are delighted to be having our first solo exhibition, 'Wild Love', with Alison McWhirter BA MA.

Daisies and Cosmos

Alison has become a highly sought after artist. She works with spontaneity, energy and passion. This is evident in all of her paintings.

Purple Iris

Alison was born in Scotland in 1975. She attended Bath Academy where she trained as a painter gaining a BA in Fine Art in 1998. She continued her studies to gain a Postgraduate MA in Visual Culture 2000. Bath Academy of Art has produced such luminaries as the colourist Howard Hodgkin.

Alison McWhirter 2018

Her studies of flowers are intimate compositions which evoke a mood through their vibrancy of colour and loose bold brushwork. Her paintings are instinctive responses to her subject, often mixing paint directly on the canvas, so creating a sense of spontaneity which is prevalent in all her work. Alison's abstract works are sensorial responses to places which hover in the minds' eye, they seem to create a visual order all of their own.

Sierra Madre

Alison has had exposure in The Scotland on Sunday in 2011 where she was described as 'The new Scottish Colourist'. In 2012 Homes and Interiors Magazine deemed her to be one of the top Contemporary Scottish Colourists making waves in the art world. Her instantly recognisable work is held in private collections throughout the UK.

She has shown internationally in 2014 and 2015 at New York Art Fair and Hong Kong Art Fair selling out in NYC. Her first solo London show in 2016 at The Russell Gallery was a major success. 

Wild Flowers Looking For Summer

'Wild Love' previews on Sunday 29 July and continues until 26 August 2018.

The paintings are available to view and reserve now on:

A catalogue is also available on request.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Glasgow Art Fair 2018

We will be taking a stand at the Glasgow Art Fair this May, which will take place at its new home, the world renowned Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum located in the city’s West End.  The event, which is now in its fourth year, will take place from the 11-13th of May.

The art fair will be held in a purpose built marquee located next to the venue's main entrance and will house up to 45 exhibitors offering thousands of pieces of exciting new work.

We will be on stand 42-43 and will be representing artists including Sandy Murphy RSW RGI PAI, Margaretann Bennett RSW, Susan Hutchison, Angus McEwan RWS RGI RSW, Laura Harrison, David M Martin RSW RGI PAI, Barbara Franc (image below), Cate Inglis and Ludmilla Kosmina.

For more information, please visit the official website:

We have a very limited number of tickets for the Preview Evening, please do get in touch if you would like to go.

Friday 11th May 6.00pm – 9.00pm Preview Evening
Saturday 12th May 10.00am – 5.30pm
Sunday 13th May 10.00am – 5.00pm

We hope to see you there!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Recent Exhibition

Our first two person exhibition of the year features the magnificent Cate Inglis and Jane Gardiner. 
Both Cate and Jane have fast become the rising stars of the Scottish art scene and we are delighted to be showing their work together for the first time.

Jane Gardiner

The contrast between these two artists is clear, but they share a great commitment to their art and to their subject matter. They also share a great sensitivity of palette.

Cate Inglis

Cate is fascinated by urban decay, of the deserted cityscape, but on closer inspection, there is such beauty and hope in her detailed and sensitive observations. She has been wowing art collectors since her emergence onto the art scene.

Jane Gardiner

Jane is an observer and is fascinated by people, interiors, animals and unexpected juxtapositions. She lives by her sketchbook - a true artist.

Cate Inglis

This exciting exhibition opens 11 March 2018.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Marion Drummond, Tracy Butler and Helen Tabor - Preview

Our first exhibition of 2018 opened with a bang on 4th February with an exciting mix of new paintings by three dynamic and diverse artists. 
Tracy Butler is a Smithy Gallery favourite and we are delighted to pair her work with the unique works of Helen Tabor and the highly collectable paintings of Marion Drummond.

The preview day was busy with artists, art-lovers and visitors to the gallery, all enjoying the paintings, and the complementary wine and chocolates. A perfect day.
All three artists have a collection of red dots to compliment their beautiful paintings. Very well-deserved all round.

Many thanks to Marion Drummond, Helen Tabor and Tracy Butler and to everyone who attended.