Artist Edna Whyte (b. Kingston upon Thames 1930) has long been acknowledged for her draughtsmanship. Early this year, at the age of ninety, she completed this new series of pencil drawings based on the ‘iconic ruin’ that is Moine House, on the Moine Peninsula in Sutherland, one of Scotland’s most northerly counties. The motif was first recorded by Whyte in a drawing from memory made in 1989. She first travelled in the area in 1964. She has recently re-visited Sutherland, and these drawings with their brooding atmosphere and sense of desolation reflect to some extent Whyte’s preoccupation (and sense of foreboding) with climate change issues, waste and environmental destruction.
A selection of these drawings is on display as follows:
July and August 2021
Dorothy Dick Studio Gallery, SCOURIE IV27 4TE
The drawings are for sale, framed; prices from £650 - £1250. Please contact the gallery for further information.
A publication about the drawings from this series is available from the artist and from Hughson Gallery.
Photography and map by Bob Murray.