The varied landscape belonging to Aberdeenshire’s north east coast is to be showcased in a new exhibition at Duff House, in Banff.
Bright Coast – which opens on Saturday 18th July at Duff House – will see a collection of newly created artworks by Banffshire-based artist, Bryan Angus, go on display for the first time.
The new exhibition from the Scottish artist will explore the ever changing weather conditions and natural light experienced on the northern edge of Aberdeenshire.
Angus’ work captures and depicts local coastal life, the landscape and its surroundings, with many of his pieces drawing inspiration from the small fishing villages and towns of Banff, Gardenstown, Macduff and Cullen.
The works on display at Duff House will demonstrate two different stylistic approaches to the same subject matter – the coastal landscape. Whilst one gallery space will depict scenes in brightly coloured paint and pastel, the other will see the same subject matter explored through the contemporary process of lino printing, a specialism of Bryan Angus.
Artist Bryan Angus at Duff house ahead of his exhibtion. 8th July 2015. Image by Donna Murray Photography
Commenting on the exhibition, Lorna Ewan, Head of Head of Visitor Experience, Content and Learning for Historic Scotland, who operate the House, said: “It’s extremely fitting that Duff House is to welcome a new collection of work from a local artist, depicting the local coastline.
“Bright Coast will present our visitors with new interpretations of some familiar view points and perspectives, as well as providing a wonderful opportunity to view and explore the dramatic coastal landscape of this region in a new way.”
Artist Bryan Angus at Duff house
This seven week-long exhibition at Duff House will be the first time that members of the public will have the opportunity to view Angus’ interpretations of the local landscape and its view points and vistas up close.
Banffshire-based landscape artist, Bryan Angus, added: “The works included in this new exhibition have been created to demonstrate the beauty and quality of natural light this region of Scotland benefits from at a particular time of year, whilst capturing the dramatic local coastal landscape.”
The Bright Coast exhibition at Duff House, which opens to the public on Saturday 18th July, will run until Sunday 30th August 2015 and is included within the admission price to the House. This exhibition is free for Historic Scotland members.