So pleased to have received the lovely work from from Adele Pound. Shoreline Birds is well suited to our location here on the waterfront of a quiet bay on the beautiful island of Hoy, Orkney. The collection includes gulls, oystercatchers and eider ducks, which as well as being represented on the walls of the gallery, these birds are also swimming ten feet away in the sheltered waters of Kirkhope Bay just outside the gallery window. It’s quiet here in Orkney at this time of year, but a Summer programme of workshops & talks is being planned for later in the year which will appeal to local island residents and summer tourist visitors. The workshops will try to focus on Adele’s way of working, as an avid bird watcher this involves hours of watching and studying and drawing. This is a stunning location with an abundance of wildlife – seals, orcas, whales, dolphins, sea birds, geese, wildflowers all thrive here with some of the clearest air and seas imaginable.