Spring is in the air at the Orkney Museum, Tankerness House, this April with an exhibition of new paintings by local artist Sheena Graham-George. 'Spring has Sprung' is a celebration of the turning of the seasons, captured by Sheena's imagination and paintbrush, as she explained:
"Last year Tom Muir approached me to ask if I’d be interested in having a solo exhibition at the Museum of my paintings. I was thrilled to be asked as strangely enough over the years I have exhibited on a number of times there, 'Voices from the Cillín' alongside Angelica Kroeger and 'Exquisite Corpse' with Jen Townsend and 'Lullaby' – the paper butterflies – once again about the Irish cillíní.
“But it had never crossed my mind about an exhibition of the lighter side of my work – my paintings! Working towards the exhibition has been a fantastic opportunity to reflect on the seasons and the effects they have on certainly my temperament and colour palette. From the deep russets and indigos of cosy fireside scenes to the explosion of colour, especially yellow - in the gardens and road verges as spring finally visits Orkney.
“I had lots of fun playing with these paintings and my greatest hope is that same joy is passed onto anyone viewing these works."
'Spring has Sprung' by Sheena Graham-George runs at the Orkney Museum from 6-27 April. The museum is open Monday - Saturday, 10:30 to 12:30 and 13.30 to 17:00.
Admission is free.