Borders artists support Barnardo’s

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Borders artists Lesley McLaren and George Donald are just two of more than 30 of Scotland’s leading artists supporting Barnardo’s Scotland Art Show 2014, which runs from March 14 -16, to raise funds for the children’s charity.

Inspiration for Lesley’s contemporary paintings, pictured right, comes from the Borders countryside, and she regularly exhibits her work at the Flat Cat Gallery in Lauder.

Whilst travelling, Lesley collects images in her sketch book and on camera. Back in the studio she seeks to recreate the essence and drama of the beautiful Borders countryside.

George Donald RSA RSW MED (Edin.) lives and works in his studio in Duns. He retired from full-time academic work to concentrate on painting for solo and group exhibitions.

The exhibition will feature more than 100 pieces of work donated by around artists including Alison Watt, Chris Bushe, James Watt and Damian Callan, and will also feature up-and-coming new talent Ele Alba Erskine.

The art covers a diverse range of themes and styles and a price range that suits everyone’s budget.

Barnardo’s Art Show will take place in the newly refurbished Dundas Street Gallery in the heart of Edinburgh, from Friday , March 14 to Sunday, March 16, from 10am until 4pm.

Exhibits are available to view at www.barnardos.org.uk/barnardosartshow2014 For more information email diane.alton@barnardos.org.uk