Frank’s scenes from home and away

Artist Frank McDiarmid with some of his work at the Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre. (Picture by  Photos on Location, Forfar).

Artist Frank McDiarmid with some of his work at the Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre. (Picture by Photos on Location, Forfar).

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PATIENTS, staff and visitors at the Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre in Forfar will be able to enjoy a new exhibition show-casing a variety of colourful scenes from Scotland and as far away as New Zealand.

A selection of 22 art works by Arbroath artist Frank McDiarmid is providing an eye-catching welcome at the centre.

Water colours of local harbour scenes and coast guard cottages sit happily alongside an oil painting of Aphrodite’s’ Rock, Cyprus.

Frank originally trained as a cartoonist with Dundee newspaper publisher D C Thomson before moving on to develop his skills in fine art.

He opened his own gallery in Arbroath in 1993 and since retiring he has concentrated on exhibitions and commissions including on-the-spot caricatures at weddings, corporate and charity events.

Exhibitions at the Forfar centre are changed every eight weeks with each artist donating 20% commission on all sales to the Whitehills Arts & Environment Fund.

All money raised is used to enhance Whitehills environment for patients, staff and visitors.

Situated in the main corridor the gallery provides an opportunity for artists and craft workers to display their work and has, over the years, enjoyed enthusiastic support from many local artists.