New Exhibition opening on Friday 15th September

We are excited to be showing work by local artist Catherine Verlaque.

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The Opening Event will be held on Friday the 15th of September and continuing until Sunday the 15th October.

The gallery will be open Friday`s 12noon - 4pm

Saturdays & Sundays 11am - 5pm

Mid week by appointment - 07496567847

A wee bit about Catherine...........

I started my working life as a hairstylist in Glasgow, culminating in me owning my own salon for fourteen years.

I then went to live in new Zealand for nine years.

On returning home to be with my family we settled in Ayr.

this started my art journey.

I have always sketched and painted as a hobby, but after having several commissions in new Zealand I realised that I could have a future in the art world.

I dedicated any free time over the past few years to amass enough work to have a solo show.

I like to paint in bright bold colours, all different styles and subjects.

Most of my work is in acrylics but I also do paint in oils as well.

My favourite thing is doing commissions , as I love to create an individual piece tailored to the clients needs.

I help them choose colours schemes to enhance the area which it will be in situ.

I look forward to any new work as it fills my life with joy!









Roddy & I  look forward to your visit to the gallery to see this exciting show. Ali.





Kays Curling

We are delighted to be working with

Based in Mauchline, Ayrshire, Kays manufacture curling stones from the famous Ailsa Craig granite. There are 2 types of granite used to produce the Ailsa craig curling stones. - Blue Hone & Ailsa Craig Common Green.  The blue hone is very dense being used to give the curling stone its striking band & also optimal sliding surface. the green granite is used to form the remainder of the body of the curling stone. Kays have been making curling stones since 1851 & now have exclusive right to Ailsa craig granite.

Ailsa Craig is an uninhabited island situated in the Firth of Clyde. It is a renowned land mark for travellers between Scotland & Northern Ireland. The island is now a bird sanctuary, where huge numbers of gannets &  puffins nest.

Roddy McKenzie was inspired to paint the René Magritte influenced paintings in commemoration of Rhona Martin & her team winning the gold medal at the Winter Olympics, Salt Lake City in 2002. On this occasion Roddy's chosen medium was acrylic. That with his favourite canvas which he purchased from

All this series of paintings feature Ailsa Craig. It is also slightly ironic that he is now looking at this landmark on a daily basis.

Although the originals of these painting are now sold & can be found in new homes giclee prints & cards can be purchased from either the gallery or Kays.


A Clach Mhile by Roddy McKenzie

Clachan Dan by Roddy McKenzie


   Exciting Announcement

After much deliberation I have decided to open a small café "SCONE". Initially it will be open on Friday afternoons from 12noon until 4pm.

As the name suggests I will be serving home made scones with Jam & cream

I like my tea weak with no milk or sugar, but if that`s not to your taste you can have coffee, full strength or decaffeinated & I will endeavour to supply your favourite tea blend. scones are made freshly every morning and are served with homemade jam, usually blackcurrant. I grow our own blackcurrants, we have 3 large bushes & last year we had a bumper crop of over 20kilos!

Alison & John of Humeston farm, are in the process of opening a farm shop, which I'm intending to use for our dairy products. I like to support my local community, & what they are doing is really exciting. I believe you will be able to watch how your milk gets from the cow to your cup!

You will find yourself seated at the large farmhouse table in the gallery's kitchen the walls support a selection of paintings & prints by resident artist .Roddy McKenzie

In the main gallery the will be selection of original art work, & if Roddy is about (& in a good mood) he will allow you into his studio & you can find out about his current project.

Nothing beats fresh scone with Jam & Cream and a cup of Tea. Why not meet up with a friend at SCONE & debate if it should be jam first then cream, or cream first & topped with Jam! which every you choose...ENJOY!


Cream & Jam