Arbroath artist’s exhibition in Forfar

Frank McDairmid with his paintings on show in the Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre Forfar on Monday.

Frank McDairmid with his paintings on show in the Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre Forfar on Monday.

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PATIENTS, staff and visitors at Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre, Forfar, will be able to enjoy a new exhibition showcasing local beauty spots.

A selection of 25 art works by Arbroath artist Frank McDiarmid is providing an eye-catching welcome at the centre. Paintings of Angus landscapes and seascapes share gallery space with watercolours featuring images of Cyprus and Capri.

Frank originally trained as a cartoonist with Dundee newspaper publisher DC Thomson before moving on to develop his skills in fine art. He opened his own gallery in Arbroath in 1993 and since retiring he has concentrated on exhibitions and commissions including on-the-spot caricatures at weddings, corporate and charity events.

Exhibitions at the centre are changed every eight weeks with each artist donating 20 per cent commission on all sales to the Whitehills Arts and Environment Fund. All money raised is used to enhance Whitehills environment for patients, staff and visitors.

Situated in the main corridor the gallery provides an opportunity for artists and craft workers to display their work and has, over the years, enjoyed enthusiastic support from many local artists.

Mr McDairmid said that the subject matter is varied and a lot of the works are new. There is a range of both watercolours and oils and a picture of a ballet dancer has never been seen before.