GALLERIES AND ASSOCIATE ARTISTS
WESTERN ISLES DESIGNS Textiles
Handcrafted Harris Tweed clothing, accessories, bags and home-wear plus original watercolours, paintings on feathers and jewellery crafted from sea glass, Lewisian Gneiss and shells
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am - 5pm
MHAIRI LAW, ISLAND DARKROOM
Photographer, Cyanotypes, Textiles
Mhairi is an award-winning photographer from the Scottish borders, now living and working on the Isle of Lewis.
She has a traditional photographic darkroom where she creates her photography, cyanotypes and textiles and clothing using her prints combined with Harris Tweed.
Mhairi runs workshops and residencies and also hosts exhibitions by other artists and photographers.
Island Darkroom is in the village of Achmore
5c Achmore, HS2 9DU
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
HARBOUR VIEW GALLERY - ANTHONY BARBER
Harbour View Gallery
Port of Ness
Anthony has lived and worked on the Isle of Lewis since 1994. His studio gallery is just above the harbour and beach in Port of Ness. His original work can be seen at Harbour View Gallery which is open Monday to Saturday From March to November.
His work is based primarily on the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, particularly the West Coast and the Hebrides.
He also supplies prints and greetings cards to shops and galleries throughout the UK and his original work is in private collections in many countries all over the world.
Port of Ness
Isle of Lewis, HS2 0XA
Opening hours: Mon- Sat 10am - 5pm
FIONA SIMES - HEBRIDEAN ART STUDIO - Artist
Fiona Simes studied Fine art and Print making in Hastings and Plymouth before moving to Skye in 1992. Her deep abiding love of the Highlands and Islands is a constant source of inspiration. She puts her heart and soul into her work, trying to catch emotional responses and the mood of a particular moment. The landscape, the history of a place, environmental issues, wildlife and the stories of peoples’ lives are important to her and colour her work in subtle ways.
She is married to a fisherman, has a big family, cats and sheep. Her small lino prints depict elements of a busy life in the Hebrides.
Fiona looks forward to welcoming you to her studio in Laxay... the kettle’s on!
Hebridean Art Studio
Laxay HS2 9PJ
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 9.30 am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 2 pm
CLIFF STUDIOS - DAVID KNIGHT and MARGARET UTTLEY
Working art studio and gallery
David's drawings and paintings are a response to living on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis. Whilst abstract in essence, the tide, rocks, beach, sea, weather, light are the subject matter of his work. Paint is encouraged to run, drip, flood, wash, move across the surface and against collaged edges in the same way that water behaves as it washes over the beach surface or pools around rocks. Lyrical in nature, the paintings aim to form an experience of the landscape and are not a literal interpretation. It is hoped that, through the working process, the paintings eventually form an integrity and identity of their own.
Margaret aesthetically responds to the relationship between the vast sky and the Atlantic ocean, which leaves one feeling vulnerable and microscopic in one's own existence. The drawings and paintings aim to deal with this feeling of scale and synergy within figurative forms. The atmospheric elements interchange within her work in order to form a lyrical, environmental cohesion.
The tactile surface textures found in nature entice Margaret to explore the dexterity of the painting and drawing materials, in order to suggest these varied surfaces and growths. Recently she has been working with clay, another beautifully expressive medium, making modest vessels and bottles that echo the coastal environment of Uig.
Valtos, HS2 9HP
Opening hours: Tues-Sat 11am-5pm