April 13 - May 12 2024


We are always delighted to welcome a new artist to Linlithgow, and in Light through Colour we are particularly pleased to welcome Natasha Hawes - and artist who has just moved to Scotland.

The series of paintings in the exhibition are a collection from, and the recollection of, Natasha's life story and related geography over the last seven years. Encompassing the landscapes of both France and England, rendered in oil, Natasha conveys the seasons and the atmosphere of the places she has lived in.

We look forward to her response to living in Scotland when the time comes!


March 2 to April 7 2024


It is strange how things develop - a discussion about little houses in the landscape soon developed into considerations of the garden, and what grew in the garden and what happened if the garden was not cared for ... And here we are, An Explosion of Colour, work by Scott Taylor, Nikki Monaghan and Eva Mia Sjolin all exploring houses, buildings, living spaces and the surrounding landscape - all in glorious colour. A wide range of media and approach - and we think you will love it!

February 3 to February 25 2024


Free Form or Doodling with Intent

Jo Ganter

 We are delghted to open our 2024 series of exhibitions with a new show by Glasgow based artist, Jo Ganter. Here she speaks for herself in introducing the work : 

 "Working with musicians who improvise to create graphic scores has been a substantial part of my work for ten years. Improvisation now vies with composition in this body of work, begun during lockdown at my kitchen table and continued there now out of habit.

Doodling is a form of intuitive, improvisation. To doodle, according to every dictionary definition, is an “aimless or meaningless” activity.  I think of the small watercolour paintings I began making during lockdown as doodles because I gave myself permission to work freely and without intention. The small scale of the work is an essential part of the doodle, often limited to marginalia or backs of envelopes. I gave myself beautiful watercolour paper to doodle on, but a small scale is maintained, and on this scale, I work as I do in sketchbooks: improvise, revise, and follow ideas in unexpected directions. Images on these pages may be decorative, gestural, bizarre, garish: senseless. They’re ‘just’ doodles.

As images progress however, I am compelled to resolve the doodle, improvising as I go. Inevitably I use tropes of image-making I can't help but retain after forty year's practice. My usual play of symmetry and asymmetry isn't so strictly as in much of my work, but structures appear. I always work in series, and here also, I have followed ideas through several iterations. And, of course, to intend to be aimless is an intention, nevertheless."

We take great pleasure in inviting uyou to celebrate the show with us from 2pm to 4pm on Saturday February 3rd and the show will run until Frbruary 25th.


We saw Three Ships - and sailed away on one on holiday!

Gail and Elisabet would like to wish everyone, near and far, a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful and happy 2024.

The Line will be closed from now until we re-open with a wonderful exhibition by Jo Ganter on February 3rd 2024. We will be around and about until Jan 12th whist we stock check and give the gallery its annual coat of paint. If you need to contact us please email all@thelineonline.co.uk and we will respond.

For now - enjoy Christmas!