Perthshire feature for Caithness artist

17 Mar 2011 in Visual Arts & Crafts

An exhibition featuring the work of Caithness artist Hazel Cashmore opened this week in Perthshire. The Spring Show at The Ruthven Gallery presents new work by the artist featuring dramatic highland landscapes.

“My work originates from my experience of the Caithness and Sutherland landscape, which is both my home and inspiration since moving from my native Warwickshire in 1978.” The Thurso-based artist said.

The artist who paints primarily in acrylic, oil and mixed media, said “I am compelled to capture the ever-changing light which shifts across the natural environment revealing and changing the land. In my work I try to convey a sense of place whilst at the same time using land, sea and sky to give access to the personal and the universal.”

The Highland scenery is an obvious inspiration to Hazel. “Towering seas, huge skies, panoramic vistas, and brooding hills and moorland occupy my paintings, reflecting the qualities of Scotland’s most northerly landscape.”

Gallery owner, Suzanne Hay said, “We’re delighted to be exhibiting Hazel’s work; Hazel’s style and approach to her work in capturing the mood have lead to a series of really powerful paintings.”

The Spring Exhibition at The Ruthven Gallery in Auchterarder runs until 30th April. Hazel’s work can be viewed online at

Source: The Ruthven Gallery