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A new exhibition is being held in the upstairs gallery at Arran Active in Brodick.
Wild Mountains by Scottish landscape artist Gordon Davidson has been compiled for the Arran Mountain Festival, which is being held later this month. It was opened by festival chairman Jackie Kemp at small informal gathering attended by Gordon.
It features his work over the past 12 years of travels to South America, Africa, Europe and Asia. Over this time he has produced work for the Peru government, the Nepal government, the King of Thailand, the Thai Embassy in London, UNICEF and the Embassy of Qatar. He has painted from the Andes to the Amazon in Pero, the Atlas to the Atlantic coast in Morocco and all across the Himalayas in Nepal. There are also works closer to home of Arran mountain scenes.
Since 2011 Gordon has been working with Gurkha soldiers for the charity Kalaa Jytoi in Nepal. This work takes art to the poor and disadvantaged children across the country – including homes, orphanages, schools and monasteries. The commission from the exhibition is being donated to cover Gordon’s next trip to Nepal in September. The exhibition runs until June 3.
This year’s mountain festival takes place from May 18 to 21 and while many of the walks and events are already fully booked there are still some spaces available see website: www.arranmountainfestival.co.uk
Artist Gordon Davidson with his World Mountains exhibition. 01_B18mountains01
Festival chairman Jackie Kemp speaking at the exhibition opening. 01_B18mountains02
Guest Stuart Farrar takes a closer look at the paintings. 01_B18mountains03