We are delighted to be taking part in Arran Open Studios again this year. Sannox Christian Centre which includes Sannox Church is situated among the trees behind Sannox beach. It is accessed by a narrow lane, the entrance to which is opposite Corrie Golf Club and there are a limited number of parking spaces available. The exhibition is sited in Dundarroch Cottage beside the church. We have a variety of works on display and will also be running workshops throughout the weekend (see poster). We extend a warm welcome to all who wish to visit our exhibition.
Come and help us explore the possibilities for developing and incorporating creative arts, in all its forms, into the unfolding vision for Sannox.
Sannox Christian Centre, Sannox. Open studios weekend brochure, venue number 27
Artists participating this year are Pam Hamilton, Barbara McNeice and Moira Shirreff. A brief commentary for each is set out below and images from all artists feature in the gallery at the foot of the page. Click on an image to see the artist’s name for each work.
Also exhibiting will be Arran artist Ronnie McNeice, who has his own artist’s page on this site, here.
I consider my interest in art and creating pictures and objects as lifelong, but as I have spent more time painting, my interest and joy has deepened. There is so much to learn and discover. Experimenting with a variety of media brings exciting results and I have no idea where the adventure will take me but I know that there are limitless possibilities.
Usually painting landscapes, flowers or birds, I enjoy the colour and variety of God’s creation. My life has allowed me many opportunities to see the uncomplicated issues in art through the eyes of children, and I particularly love painting with others, where we discover and develop together.
Barbara lives on the island with her artist husband Ronnie. In Island Yarns she is offering to share creative journeys with words and wool – poetry and weaving! Barbara is happy to demonstrate her skills on the loom and let those who are interested have a go too!
Moira Shirreff (Moir)
Landscapes in pastel and painted chairs.
I have been painting landscapes using ink and soft pastels for a good number of years. Over the past few years I have begun painting landscape scenes on wooden chairs. I find my inspiration in the beauty of God’s creation and in the colours of the changing seasons. I am delighted to be able to exhibit some of my works at Sannox Christian Centre during Arran Open Studios weekend.
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