Italian Passions Exhibition
Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh     ( December 9th - 15th 2007 )
Marion Roberts

Portrait of Marion Roberts

Marion has established a reputation as a landscape painter and calligrapher. After a career in teaching she set up Orbost gallery in Skye with her husband and, through the gallery sells to private collections in Britain and abroad.

Her watercolours are painted on site capturing the essence of a place and the special character of the day. Detailed observation is important and she greatly enjoys buildings in the landscape.

By using overlays of transparent paint on handmade paper she builds up intensity of colour. A vibrant tension is generated painting as fast as possible in changing light. The watercolours in this exhibition are of villas and gardens in Tuscany.

Interest in poetry inspires much of her calligraphy which incorporates an elegant quality of line with appropriate decorative details. She works on vellum with gold leaf. The calligraphy in this exhibition is inspired by the work of the writer Michelle Lovric - "Venice, Tales of the City" and "Carnevale".

Examples of work that Marion will be exhibiting can be found here.

Marion's own website can be found here.

Recent exhibitions - Watercolours

Recent exhibitions - Calligraphy

Orbost Gallery

Marion's work is always to be seen at Orbost Gallery near Dunvegan, Isle of Skye.

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Enquiries to : Andrew McMorrine, Burnbank, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye IV55 8GU Telephone: 01470 521263 E-mail:
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