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March & April 2024

Lower Gallery

Celia Garbutt

Celia Garbutt lives near Ullapool, painting from her studio beside Loch Broom. She strives for a quiet drama in her paintings, where the natural and celestial worlds are reflected. While working towards this exhibition Celia spent time reading and looking at photos of the west coast Summer Walkers. The life of travellers are reflected in some paintings in this exhibition.

Celia has also taken inspiration from the  love poem Romance by Robert Louis Stevenson. Full of sentiments and imagery, this poem and has become a particular focus in this exhibition of figurative painting.


About the Exhibitor

Celia began her art education in her late teens with a Foundation Course at Trent Polytechnic. She then completed a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Newport Art College, followed by a post-graduate year at Glasgow School of Art. After a year at Yorkshire Art Space she moved to the north-west Highlands where she has lived since 1981.

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