Ebba Centre art exhibition showcases local talent

Gold in her hair acrylic, one of the paintings in the Annual Art Exhibition at Ebba Centre, St. Abbs.
Gold in her hair acrylic, one of the paintings in the Annual Art Exhibition at Ebba Centre, St. Abbs.

St Abbs’ Ebba Centre’s second art exhibition opens tonight at 6pm.

Local artists exhibiting are Derek Jones, Amanda Bell, Kevin Peden and Jennifer Mole.

Derek Jones is a figure painter living close to Eyemouth. He concentrates on the female face and figure and prefers to use local amateur models when possible.

Derek has exhibited widely including Edinburgh, London, Paris, Amsterdam and Prague, though his two favourite galleries are in the Scottish Borders! Basically, his work is based on the chemistry between model and artist, the play of light on flesh, the need to portray the feminine and using mark making to describe all these.

Inspired by the wonderful Berwickshire coast, Amanda Bell is a self taught artist who moved to Coldingham nine years ago. She works in both oil and watercolour and being on the beach every morning with her beautiful pointer has been a constant source of ideas for much of her recent work.

Borders-based visual artist Kevin Peden, works in oil paints, inks, soft pastels and screen printing. His work is focused on onsite working; documenting, responding and connecting to an environment.

Self-taught artist, Jennifer Mole, grew up in the rolling hills of the Scottish Borders and this is reflected in her oil abstract land and seascapes.

Eyemouth High School will also be participating. S1-S3 Art and Design students have created a range of mixed media work taking inspiration from where they live. S2 students have been inspired by their studies of John Bellany’s bold use of colour. Students are very excited about this opportunity to exhibit work outside of the classroom and alongside local artists.

Entry by donation, opening night donations will be shared equally between Eyemouth High School and St Abbs Community Trust SCIO. All artists kindly donate a percentage of sales to St Abbs Community Trust SCIO. The exhibition will run until April 5.