Julia McNairn White Exhibition

The Julia McNairn White exhibition opened last Friday with a very well-attended private view and it has been a great first week for the exhibition. Julia’s work is extremely elegant and stylish, with an incredible ability to convey emotion. Exploring shadows and light through a suite of exceptional new paintings and pastels, the show has proved extremely popular, so it is great to see Julia’s work getting the recognition it deserves.

Julia McNairn White attended Edinburgh College of Art from 1984 to 1988 at a time when the school was enjoying a particularly strong period for painting. Her tutors included the artist John Houston. In her final year, McNairn White was awarded the Daler Rowney Prize and went on to have a number of highly successful exhibitions throughout the 1980s and ‘90s안전놀이터, including at Compass Gallery, the 369 Gallery, the Dick Institute, The Edinburgh Gallery, The Leith Gallery and the Buchanan Gallery. Her work was increasingly sought after by collectors and she also received many commissions, including for United Distillers, Erskine House and various contracts for Inhouse, Edinburgh.

In addition, her exhibitions were well reviewed across the board. Writing in The Scotsman, Richard Jacques compared her work favourably to the American artist Edward Hopper, in The List Alice Bain praised her “European touch and tightness” while in the Scotland on Sunday W Gordon Smith commented on the “atmospheric images, haunted by dark shadows” that characterized her work.

There are only a few pieces left available so make sure you snap them up quickly. The oil painting below is one of our favourites and is still available. Sunkissed, oil on canvas, 50.8cm (h) x 76.2cm (w), £1200

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *