July 8 to August 1 2017

Small Monuments by Rosalind Lawless

Here at The Line we are always cheered by the numbers of artists who are keen to share their creative work with us, and with Linlithgow. For this show we are very pleased to bring together Lesley Anne Derks, with whose paintings people will be familiar (for example the much loved painting of The Line Gallery from 2004 which takes pride of place above our desk) and Rosalind Lawless, whose meticulous printmaking may be new to many.

Lesley Anne has exhibited here many times over the years, and we have been delighted by her representation of light. Most often she has shown evening street scenes - from Linlithgow, Scotland and around the world - but now she is moving indoors. Light and lighting are still a major focus, but the spaces are more contained and the impact concentrated.

Rosalind is a fine printmaker and often teaches at Glasgow Print Studio - many have benefited from her patient teaching and challenges. Here she shows work which continues her enduring interest in architecture, and focuses on the space between built elements. Bold colour and seemingly simple construction belie work full of subtlety and intensity.

Parisian Chandeliers by Lesley Anne Derks