Take a trip ‘Into the Garden’ in Coldstream

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You don’t have to be green fingered to enjoy a flora and fauna themed exhibition which has just opened at Coldstream Gallery.

‘Into The Garden’ brings together the creative talents of many local artists including Julia Trotter, Christine Davies, Lizzie McCorquodale, Janet Cleghorn and Simon Blackwood who have all produced work inspired by gardens and the things found in them.

The exhibition is the third one to be held at the gallery this year and has been hung in the building’s themed room on the upper floor.

Gallery staff member Laura Johnson commented: “Coldstream Gallery’s main aim is to support local artists and this entire exhibition shows work from artists living and working in the Scottish Borders and Northumberland.

“The central inspiration behind the exhibition was a recognition that the garden is often a place close to our hearts; a place of sanctuary and beauty.

“As the garden has inspired generations of artists we are showing work from those who are keeping up that tradition from Monet like impressionism, vibrant expressive pieces and delicately observed botanical paintings.”

Another one of those exhibiting their work is printmaker and photographer Justine Miller who is making her debut at Coldstream Gallery.

She said: “I’m delighted to be taking part in my first exhibition at the Coldstream Gallery, a wonderfully warm and welcoming place. The exhibition is a joy and gives glimpses of the summer we all long for.

“I have to add that the whole experience has been topped off for me by the interest shown in my own work, in which I hope to capture the beauty of the Berwickshire countryside.”

All of the work on display at the gallery is for sale with a number of works available for under £100.

And with over 70 pieces of art hung in the gallery there is certainly plenty to cast your eye over.

‘Into The Garden’ opened with a private viewing on Sunday, May 4 and is open to the public until Saturday, June 21.

Coldstream Gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-4pm. Entry is free.

For more information and to see more images from ‘Into The Garden’ visit www.coldstreamgallery.co.uk.