‘And Yet it Stands’ exhibition 18 July – 3 September 2015 Chapel Royal Stirling Castle:
“a vivid and moving evocation of the life of a stoical and determined Queen” Dr Rosalind K Marshall, author of Mary of Guise, Queen of Scots

“The joy of paintings like these by Iona Leishman is that they give free reign to imagination. Light and dark, shards of colour, foreboding, triumph and disaster – all of it suggested here and allowing the past to come to life. I have loved many of Iona’s paintings over the years and, as a resident of Stirling, I especially enjoy catching fresh glimpses of places I know, seen through someone else’s questioning and wondering eyes.” Dr Neil Oliver, Broadcaster, historian, archaeologist and author

“I’m very glad that someone is painting pictures like this. History is far too important to be left to the historians…..It is exhilarating to see such creativity.”Elspeth King, Director Stirling Smith Museum and Art Gallery, Stirling Please click on Paintings to see Iona’s work