Art exhibition to be staged in old chicken shed

Ron Gale of Coldstream Art Group
Ron Gale of Coldstream Art Group

Coldstream Art Group is joining in with the 40th anniversary celebrations at Heatherslaw Corn Mill, with an exhibition of work by its members and other artists in the area from May 23-31.

Tutor Ron Gale enjoys using all art materials, but prefers oil paints for precision work. His aviation paintings have resulted in commissions from the RAF at home and abroad, Rolls Royce and museums and his works are held in collections as far afield as Japan, Dubai and the USA.  Away from aviation subjects he enjoys painting Scottish landscapes, maritime scenes and even the odd dog.

Maggie White, the group’s secretary said: “Ron is so important to our group. A very modest man, he is unfailingly generous with his time and patience, giving help and guidance to individuals and demonstrations when asked. His gentle style gives growing confidence to tentative learners like me.”

The group is made up of a range of levels, from beginners to the more accomplished. Meetings are a relaxed combination of sharing techniques, individual and group guidance. Materials are supplied when new techniques are being tried out. Meetings are held in the Community Annexe of Coldstream Primary School on Monday afternoons in school term time.

The exhibition at Heatherslaw Mill is in what was, in days gone by, the poultry shed and will be open daily between 10am and 4pm. Admission free.