For now, welcome to Dina Campbell, bringing a burst of pure colour to our front gallery that takes your breath away...
'I take inspiration from the idea that beauty is not always balanced, harmonious or even comfortable'.
Dina was born on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, and studied at Edinburgh College of Art, where she was tutored by Sir Robin Philipson, Elizabeth Blackadder, John Houston, James Cumming and Kenneth Dingwall.
After graduation she spent several months travelling and painting in France, Spain and Italy, and for a number of years was involved with promoting and facilitating Art in Healthcare – working on several projects as a lead artist for Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust and within NHS Fife.
She currently works from her studio near Kinross and for periods throughout the year in South Lochs, Isle of Lewis.
"For me, painting is an essential and very personal language that allows me to respond to life's uncertainties and ambiguities. I take inspiration from the idea that beauty is not always balanced, harmonious or even comfortable.
I believe that art tests us and allows us to see all sorts of things that are not really there - it is joyfully free of common constraints.
The energy, vibrant colour and fluid line so characteristic of my work result from the freedom I have as an artist to be inexact. My paintings are not pieces of information but more an invitation to encounter and engage with something new."
Dina's show will be in Bon Papillon until mid May.
Eva and Fraser were, as ever, first out on the pavement this year...