PLANS are afoot to create a mini art gallery at Knock Castle Hotel & Spa and the owner is hoping to attract budding Scottish artists to showcase their work.

The luxury Perthshire hotel attracts a wide and varied clientele from all over the world and owner, Jason Henderson believes it’s the perfect setting for Scottish art to be displayed.

He said: "The idea for all this started when I hung a painting of the hotel’s dog on the main staircase wall.

"I love my dog, Baillie, and he’s a real charmer to all the guests but I knew I needed something special on that wall.

"I had a real light bulb moment as I pondered the idea of showcasing local and regional artists’ paintings.

"I’m a real supporter of independent artists and craftsmen and by creating a gallery within the hotel solved the problem of what to hang on the walls yet support the Scottish art world too.

"I also think there are plenty of fine artists out there who perhaps are not being given the chance to show off their work and this is a great opportunity to have their paintings on display in a busy yet elegant and traditional setting."

Henderson is appealing to artists from all over the country to get in touch with a view to displaying their work to the hotel’s guests who will be able to appreciate the pictures during their stay and have the opportunity to buy some of the pieces too.

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