9 August 2018
Located on the shores of Loch Sunart in the remote West Highlands, Resipole Studios and Fine Art Gallery has been named a finalist in the 2018/19 Rural Business Awards, with the winners to be announced in October. Opened in 2004 by HRH Prince Charles, Resipole is the vision of artist and director Andrew Sinclair, who saw a need for a dedicated space to showcase high quality art in that beautiful and remote part of the country and transformed a crumbling byre on his family’s farm into an impressive building housing four exhibition spaces, artist studios and a framing workshop. The gallery’s Summer show features landscape artists Ellis O’Connor and Helen Fryer. Immersing herself in her environment, Ellis makes much of her artwork on-site, where extreme weather and the elements – including lots of rain! – find their way into her pieces. Helen’s landscapes are full of atmosphere and alive with movement. Usually unpeopled, they depict the wild, remote places that she loves to explore. She has climbed all 284 Scottish Munros. Apart from them, the exhibition showcases works by other artists, including David Dipnall, Colin Woolf, Cara McKinnon Crawford and Andrew Sinclair to name a few.