Published: 15/04/2018 07:00 - Updated: 11/04/2018 16:34

Look what you can get for £1!

Written byHector MacKenzie


David Hutchison
Artist David Hutchison produces works with an instantly recognisable individual style.

LOVERS of the paintings of an artist whose work is being showcased in Wester Ross this month could be quids in if they back a charity close to his heart.

David Hutchison’s show, Suilven Towers High, is on show at the Ceilidh Place in Ullapool.

Alongside the show, he’s staging a £1-a-ticket raffle to support the charity WaterAid. The winner walks away with one of his distinctive paintings.

Mr Hutchison, whose work is inspired by his upbringing in Assynt and a love of technology, said: "Although it’s not quite a Munro, Suilven is an amazing mountain.

"Some call it the sugar loaf mountain because of its shape, very much like the similar mountain in Rio de Janerio in Brazil.

"It’s made from sandstone and topped with quartz and at one time was in demand for creating mill stones.

"I used to get told off in art class at school for painting it too much. Suilven also featured in my first ever video installation, Tilleadh, and in my debut thriller film, Graders.

"Some paintings depict the Deadgirls, characters inspired by stories from my childhood and from my love of supernatural horror films.

"Quite a few paintings depict people rowing, which had been on my mind lately as my brother Duncan will attempt to row from New York to Lochinver this May.

"For several years Duncan and I worked together as fishermen. At sea you look for landmarks such as Suilven to help guide you.

"Seordag, the TV Hen who features in some paintings, was inspired by my Great Aunt Seordag Murray who worked in radar during WW2 and taught us children Gaelic for the Mod."

Suilven Towers High is at the Ceilidh Place in Ullapool until April 26.

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