Exhibit of famously painted Alison Watt arrives at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
The new exhibition, A Portrait Without Resemblance, arrives in Inverness this week following the success of the National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh.
Alison Watt is known for her intricate large scale paintings of draperies and pleats.
The new series of paintings is inspired by the practice of Allan Ramsay, an 18th century paper.
High Life Highland Exhibition Manager Cathy Shankland is looking forward to the exhibition.
“We have had the pleasure and privilege of working in partnership with the National Galleries of Scotland on several occasions and are delighted that, thanks to their support, this thoughtful and exquisite exhibition can be enjoyed by visitors to Inverness as well as in Edinburgh. ,” she said.
Watt has long admired Ramsay’s portraits, especially of his first and second wives.
Director of European and Scottish Art and Portraiture at the National Galleries of Scotland, Christopher Baker, added: “Alison Watt’s beautiful and serene paintings in this inspiring exhibition are the result of careful study of the of Scottish portraiture, but also constitute brilliant short story and thought. -provoking the development of the work of one of our greatest contemporary artists.
“They have been admired and appreciated by many visitors to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and we are absolutely delighted that they can now be seen in Inverness, where I have no doubt they will prove immensely popular.”
The exhibition will run from January 29 to April 2.