New art exhibitions in Angus

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Anthony with his artwork in the Stracathro café

The Pavilion @ Stracathro café and Whitehills Health & Community Care Centre are hosting new art exhibitions which will run throughout June and July.

The exhibition in the gallery at Stracathro features the work of Angus artist Anthony Shellard. Living in Angus, his work is inspired mainly by the landscapes of Angus and the Highlands.

Speaking about his work, Anthony said, “I paint in watercolour and acrylic. I have had no formal training but I have received lots of help and guidance, and I greatly enjoying painting as a hobby.”

The majority of the art on display at the gallery is for sale, with each participating artist donating 20% commission of sales to Stracathro Hospital. All money raised is used to enhance the hospital environment for patients and visitors.

Local artist Betty Fotheringham, who has a qualification in embroidery from Dundee College, has produced a series of textile pieces for her exhibition which is situated in the main corridor at Whitehills.

Betty said “I have been stitching for over seventy years. I paint most of my textile art backgrounds with water colours using different methods such as sponging, spraying, nature printing from flowers and leaves, and I do even sometimes use brushes. I hope you enjoy what you see.”

All works are for sale with 20% commission on sales being donated to Whitehills.

The exhibitions at Stracathro and Whitehills are changed approximately every eight weeks and local artists are invited to display their work. The Stracathro café is open Monday to Friday from 8am until 4pm and the Whitehills display is open daily from 9am until 7pm.

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Betty and her textile art at Whitehills

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