Showing Saturday 23 May until July 22 2015

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The art gallery

The Donald Watson Art Gallery is one of the jewels of Waterston House and a favoured venue of many of the UK’s leading wildlife artists and photographers, all with a shared love of depicting the natural world.

Next showing in the Donald Watson Gallery at Waterston House:

An Exhibition of Art Work by Lucy Newton, on show Saturday 23 May until Wednesday 22 July 2015.
The gallery is open Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm and 12 noon – 6pm weekends.

A taster of the exhibition…

Reed Bunting by Lucy Newton
Reed Bunting
Common Frog by Lucy Newton
Common Frog
Red Grouse by Lucy Newton
Red Grouse
Red fox by Lucy Newton
Red fox
Gannets by Lucy Newton
Oystercatcher by Lucy Newton
Redstart by Lucy Newton
Badger by Lucy Newton
Lapwing by Lucy Newton


Read the press…

Lucy’s last exhibition at Waterston House, in 2013, proved extremely popular and so we are delighted that she has chosen to return with her latest work.

Lucy was born and raised on a farm just outside West Calder and was always fascinated by the flora and fauna of the surrounding countryside and farmland. She would spend hours exploring and observing everything from frog spawn to frost patterns and developed a deep interest in nature. This love of wildlife has always stayed with her and now forms the basis of almost all of her artwork.

Read more of the Press Release…

Forthcoming exhibitions…

  • Brin Edwards, 25 July – 9 Sept 2015
  • Keith Brockie, 12 Sept – 4 Nov 2015

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About the gallery…

Opened in 2005 by the late Magnus Magnusson and named after the well-known Scottish ornithologist and wildlife artist, Donald Watson (1918-2005), the gallery is a custom-built display space which has been committed to exhibiting the best wildlife art from across the country since it opened in 2005. Encouraging the practise and appreciation of natural history within the arts is one of the Club’s main constitutional aims.


Nature is both inside and out when you visit this unique gallery which has stunning panoramic vicorridor-view-of-the-donald-watson-art-galleryews of Aberlady Bay Local Nature Reserve. A glass wall floods natural light into the building and draws the eye outside, both into Waterston House’s own surrounding garden and water features, and to the dramatic and beautiful bay beyond. It’s positioning is the perfect complement to the images of nature and wildlife on display inside.


The Gallery has a dIMG_8073edicated all year round programme of exhibitions and shows a great variety of artists, all sharing a love of depicting the natural world. A bright and exciting space, the gallery runs a new exhibition every two months showing contemporary landscapes, wildlife art and illustrations in a variety of media from paintings and drawings to prints, craft techniques and photography, all with a keen focus on the inspirational world of birds. Sign up to our mailing list to receive details of forthcoming exhibitions and invites to preview evenings where you can meet the artist. Or if you are interested in attending the preview of a particular exhibition, contact us.

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Lucy Newton 23 May - 22 July

Brin Edwards 25 July - 9 Sept

Keith Brockie 12 Sept - 4 Nov


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