The varied landscape belonging to Aberdeenshire’s north-east coast is being showcased in a new exhibition at Duff House, Banff. Bright Coast sees a collection of newly created artworks by Banffshire-based artist Bryan Angus 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’s 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. While one gallery space will depict scenes in brightly coloured paint and pastel, the other will see the same subject matter, explored through the process of lino printing, a specialism of Bryan Angus.
Lorna Ewan, from Historic Scotland, which operates 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 viewpoints and perspectives, as well as providing a wonderful opportunity to view and explore the dramatic coastal landscape of this region in a new way.”
This seven-week-long exhibition will be the first time that members of the public will have the opportunity to view Angus’s interpretations of the local landscape and its viewpoints and vistas up close.
Bryan Angus said: “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, while capturing the dramatic local coastal landscape.”
The Bright Coast exhibition can be seen from now until Sunday, August 30, and is included within the admission price to the house. This exhibition is free for Historic Scotland members.