Exhibition of abstract work at Whitehills

William Philp who art exhibition opened in the Whitehill Health Centre on Thursday.

William Philp who art exhibition opened in the Whitehill Health Centre on Thursday.

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The work of Forfar artist William Philp is currently being exhibited at the Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre in his home town.

Patients, staff and visitors can enjoy the exciting new exhibition showcasing his abstract works which are on display in the main corridor leading into the centre from the foyer.

The exhibition is running throughout February and March.

William studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee in the 1970s where his tutors included Alberto Morocco, Jack Knox and Bill Cadenhead, among others.

William said: “Whilst at college I developed an interest in abstract art although at that time realism was mainly taught. Since then I have worked in both styles.

“Locally I have exhibited my work at the Queen’s Gallery in Dundee, at the Kinblethmont Gallery in Arbroath and my work can regularly be seen at the Meffan Museum and Art Gallery in Forfar.

“I produce abstract works as both a parallel and alternative method of expressing a response to landscapes, so that the colours and shapes can create a feeling of weather, season, time and memory.”

Exhibitions at the centre are changed every eight weeks and the majority of the works of art are for sale with each artist donating 20% commission on all sales to the Whitehills’ Arts and Environment Fund. All money raised is used to enhance the Whitehills’ environment.

Situated in the main corridor, the gallery has provided space for many local artists and the public are invited to pop in and view this new exhibition.