An annual exhibition of art in Upper Deeside will this year take on a regal feel with the featuring of watercolours by HRH Prince Charles.
The Upper Deeside Art Society’s (UDAS) annual Ballater Exhibition is to open to the public on August 31 and will run until September 8 in the Victoria Hall. For the second year in a row, visitors will be able to view two of the Duke of Rothsay’s own watercolours which The Prince has loaned especially for this Exhibition; Beinn A Bhuird painted in 2005 and a more recent one painted in 2012 entitled Huna Mill, John O’Groats.
Started in 1997, the popular event has attracted buyers from Aberdeen to Ashbourne, Deeside to Dorset, Finzean to Falkirk and further afield.
It will include paintings, sculpture, mosaic, woodturning, willow weaving and handmade cards by over 40 members of UDAS, some of whom will be stewarding and on hand to talk about their work.
Jan Williams, Exhibition Organiser, said: “This is indeed an honour to have this kind of support and acknowledgement of everyone’s work. We are all so grateful and very excited to see the two works of art.”
In addition, local artist, Sandy Youngston has donated one of her paintings to be raffled to help fund the running of the Exhibition.
Entrance to the exhibition is free and can be visited from 10 am on Saturday, August 31.
More information about UDAS can be found on their website: www.udas.org.uk