Written by on 29/09/2014

cowall open studio

It may be that the Coast Road (A815) South of Dunoon after Innellan and Toward suddenly comes to an abrupt end that it may not  the first place you may think off for a Sunday run-out.


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This Sunday there was enough happening  along that stretch of road to make it really worthwhile with seven local South of Dunoon artist opening there studios as part of Cowal Open Studios and in the Innellan Village Hall an  informal information afternoon with teas coffees and homebaking to bring folk up to date with the latest news from the South Cowal Community Development Company (SCCDC).  It was expected to have a good turnout especially after  the recent announcement heard exclusively here first on DCR97.4FM that the SCCDC had been award the maximum £750,000 award from the Scottish Land Fund to assist with the purchase  the Grade B-listed Baronial Mansion House currently owned by Argyll and Bute Council.

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Amongst the Artist who had opened their studios on the coast road were Ann Baxter famous for her Organic textured silver , Letitia Smith –Burnett this year showing painting from sketchbook to canvas and of course her jewellery , Brian Innes with his unique designed and manufactured furniture using Scottish Hardwoods , Brian Phillips Popular Cowal Acrylic artist his lively, colourful work once seen never forgotton , Valeria O’ Regan and Scott Mc Gowan, Valerieintergrates artisan skills and innovative techniques in porcelain and silver to create her jewellery and Scott specialises in contemory sculpture.

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Last but not least and practically at the end of the road  just before the Castle Toward Gatehouse at  The Old Smiddy  JanFerguson can be found most days painting the  wonderful wildlife in her very popular Water Colours and Gouache

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