Our next, highly anticipated two-person exhibition sees the return of the much-missed and ever inspirational artist Norman Gilbert and, as always, we are over the moon to be hanging his work on the gallery walls again! In this, his fourth show with Tatha, Norman’s stunning work will be joined by the works of another highly regarded Scottish painter and fellow Glaswegian Margot Sandeman We are delighted to be working in association with Gerber Fine Art to bring Margot Sandman’s work to Tatha.
Norman Gilbert and Margot Sandeman were both painters who shared the same irresistible passion and urge to create. Both dedicated to their practice they continued to work daily in their studios at home, till the end of their long lives, leaving behind them substantial bodies of work, both paintings and drawings. Norman Gilbert was inspired to paint what he knew and loved. The charm of his family life in their domestic settings, portraits of his wife and detailed interiors, rich in the pattern of the plants and furniture that surrounded him. His paintings of his garden and nature display a joyful vivacity, colourful and finely detailed. Inspiring and a joy to behold, every painting tells a story of relationships, life and love. In his highly coloured and sensitively rendered oils the work crosses boundaries and generations.
Running concurrently with an exhibition of his work now showing at Glasgow Tramway, this show will offer a rich and varied selection of paintings from various periods of Norman’s life, and presents a wonderful opportunity to start or add to your collection.
His work inspires and enlightens and is a joy to behold. If Norman was here he would say I paint people, plants and patterns, but it is so much more than that. Every painting tells a story of relationships, life and love in highly coloured and sensitively rendered oil paintings. His work crosses boundaries and generations. Those who see his work fall in love with it
Similarly the work of Margot Sandeman drew on her family life and her garden and the Arran landscape which she had visited consistently since childhood and knew so well. She painted the things close to her, her family and the landscapes that she loved, the beauty of which she found pure and magical. Like Norman Gilbert, despite early critical recognition, Sandeman’s work remained under the radar throughout much of her lifetime. However in the past two decades she has gained the notice she deserves with several acquisitions into public collections. Her work has poetry embedded in it, sometimes quite literally. In later years boldly linear and imbued with philosophy, a shared interest led her to collaborate with her art school friend and poet Ian Hamilton Finlay on several of her paintings.
We are very excited to be bringing these two exceptional artists together, one an established favourite of the gallery and the other a very welcome new artist to the gallery whose work, we firmly believe, needs to be seen and appreciated by all lovers of fine art.