Angus the muse for Mallett’s Palette

One OF television’s more colourful personalities visited Broughty Ferry last week to open an exhibition of his artwork.

Timmy Mallett, better known to a generation as the man behind ‘Mallett’s mallett’ and WACaday dropped by Eduardo Alessandro Studios on Friday for the opening night.

And even before the gallery had been opened to the public advance purchases had accounted for four out of the 30 pieces on display.

Also there on the night was TV presenter Lorraine Kelly, who became friends with Timmy after the pair worked together on morning television.

Lorraine said: “We’ve been friends for years and years, and I’ve always loved his art. He’s been up to visit us loads of times and taken lots and lots of photographs and then over the years he’s amassed a really lovely collection of paintings from this area.”

We have an exclusive video interview with Lorraine Kelly which will be available on our website from tomorrow (Saturday).

Timmy told the Guide & Gazette that he was inspired and enthused by the scenery he had found while visiting Angus over the years.

He said: “It’s always an inspiration to come here and paint so I’m delighted to be showing my art here at this fabulous gallery. Alessandro’s gallery is one of the best galleries in Scotland and this is just such a thrill to be here.”

Timmy mostly bases his work on landscapes and scenes that have caught his eye, with several pieces inspired by local vistas.

Among the acrylic and oil paintings were depictions of the Needle’s E’e at Arbroath cliffs, a man emerging from heavy haar at Broughty Ferry Castle and a striking portrayal of the solitary Bell Rock Lighthouse.

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The ‘Mallett’s Palette’ exhibition will run at Eduardo Alessandro Studios during opening hours until June 9.