Edinburgh artist, Priscilla Brightman, is set to add a splash of contemporary colour to the 18th Century Bellï¿½s Mills House, located in the capitalï¿½s Dean Village, with the launch of her first art exhibition.
Edinburgh artist, Priscilla Brightman, is set to add a splash of contemporary colour to the 18th Century Bell's Mills House, located in the capital's Dean Village, with the launch of her first art exhibition.
From Thursday 8th May, Priscilla
will showcase her
work within the five bedroom Georgian house, which has recently undergone restoration by BUREDI (a joint venture between The Burrell Company and EDI Group) and New City Vision
art collection will feature a number of paintings created over the years as well as several specially commissioned pieces, inspired by the surrounding picturesque locale which forms part of Edinburgh's World Heritage site.
, who is looking forward to the launch in the house, said: "I'm delighted to have been invited to showcase my work here, it's a great place to host the exhibition and get inspired by the history and grandeur."
said: "I had spent over 25 years working in finance before I decided to take the giant step and undertake the degree course.
It was hard work and took six years to complete, which involved me working full-time and dedicating all my free time to the course.
"I managed it and was delighted when the final year show at the RSA ended with my first painting being sold to an art lover in London.
It was a semi-abstract canvas looking over the water from Aberlady and sold for ï¿½360, it really boosted my confidence."
spends most of her time between conducting art classes for the City of Edinburgh Council
at locations which include Carrickvale Community Centre
, James Gillespie's High School
and Cameron House, and creating new work from her charming garden studio at her home in Craiglockhart.
work which includes the Dean Village inspired commissions will be on display at Bell's Mills House from Thu 8 May - Mon 30 June.
Entry is free and many of her
pieces will be available for sale.
For further information on artist, Priscilla Brightman, visit her website at:
Priscilla Brightman, BA Combined Studies, Art and Design