AN AWARD-WINNING artist’s work is featuring in a ‘virtual gallery’ set up by the editor of an art magazine.

Sanctuary by Kate Henderson is featuring in the gallery, which is the brainchild of Art North Magazine editor Ian McKay.

More than 30 pieces of glasswork and paintings are featured in the gallery, which was created to support artists during the coronavirus pandemic.

Kate said that the global pandemic had hit a lot of artists hard.

She told the Courier: “Personally, I do a lot of workshops and I have had to postpone them until some point, hopefully, towards the end of September, when things get back to normal.

“I took the opportunity to do more exhibition work and this opportunity came from an application I sent to Project Room 2020.”

The collaborative online gallery project was devised to support artists in showing work during the public health crisis caused by Covid-19.

Various exhibitions have been held at the online gallery, with Sanctuary running until the end of the month.

The exhibition features Kate’s “more reflective painting and drawings inspired by historic, ecclesiastical buildings and spaces”.

That includes images of Edinburgh Castle, with Kate showing the darker, brooding side of the iconic building, rather than the “shortbread tin views”.

The artist was pleased to say the virtual exhibition had already caught the eye.

Kate, who lives in Haddington, said: “I have had somebody contact me from the United States of America.

“That is the beauty of it being virtual.

“That is quite interesting and maybe potentially for other exhibitions.”

The artist had been preparing for a busy year with a series of workshops, including introduction to stained glass and glass painting, held at Ormiston’s Cockburn Halls.

However, they have been postponed due to the global pandemic.

The coronavirus has also impacted upon an award which Kate won earlier this year.

The 49-year-old was named the winner of the 2020 Amanda Moriarty Prize.

The award is named after a long-serving board member and honorary treasurer of Contemporary Glass Societies who passed away in 2017.

Kate was given the chance to spend two weeks residency with renowned glass painter Mark Angus at his studio in Graz, Austria.

However, lockdown restrictions have pushed that back.

Kate added: “The day before we went into lockdown, we planned it for September.

“It is very up in the air but at some point I will get to go.

“It is something to look forward to and know that it is coming.”

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