A leader of the diverse school of contemporary Scottish art, Christine Woodside has gained acclaim for her distinctive style of landscape painting. Her exhibition at the Open Eye Gallery includes recent paintings depicting the surrounding countryside to her home in Fife and paintings influenced by her travels abroad. Developing on the rich palette, representational naivety and textural gesture of the Scottish Colourists, Woodside portrays the Scottish countryside with a delicate attention to the ever-changing weather and seasons. Also taking influence from further afield, the bright colours and textural interplay of her work derives from her early travels in North Africa. Woodside’s work is often filled with joyous optimism, revelling in the form and colour of the landscape.