Turas / Georgina Vestey
Having been classically trained at London Fine Art Studios, Georgina Vestey discovered her passion for landscape and can be found painting en plein air anywhere from Sri Lanka to the Scottish Highlands. She loves the adventure that comes with exploring new places to paint, hunting down the most beautiful views and battling with the elements. Working in oil and painting at speed, she tries to capture the atmosphere of her surroundings before returning to the studio to create larger works based on what she has observed throughout her travels. In 2019 her work was shown in the Indian Embassy’s Nehru Centre after a three month collaboration with the NGO, SCAD in Tamil Nadu.
Georgina’s debut solo exhibition, ‘Turas’ (meaning journey in Gaelic), shows a body of work created over the last 18 months. Just weeks before the UK went into its first national lockdown, Georgina returned from painting in Morocco and has subsequently found a deeper appreciation for her surroundings closer to home. In particular, the west coast of Scotland and the Outer Hebrides where she lived and explored in her makeshift studio, ‘Trixy the Transit Van’. A colourist at heart, she finds a never ending source of inspiration in the white sands and turquoise water when they’re juxtaposed against rugged hills in places such as Achmelvich Bay and Luskentyre Beach.
The exhibition will run from September 27th - October the 2nd, open 10am - 6pm Monday to Friday and until 2pm on Saturday. There will be a private view on Tuesday 28th at 6.30pm.