Scottish artists

At the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh yesterday visiting the annual artists’ exhibition for the first time.  Three iron hunting dogs by Helen Denerley greeted/guarded you at the head of the stairs, and girded your mind for great art further inside.  A person slow in knowing that two exhibitions and two catalogues were combined, Society of Scottish Artists and Visual Arts Scotland, could become confused.  But absorbing the works and seeing pieces and names—Angela and Brunton Hunter, Sam Wade—brought ideas home, seeming among friends.  New artist Iain Holman said he was delighted and proud his painting submitted had been shown, good things will come for him?