Home from Home exhibition at Coldstream

IT'S a real family affair this week with the launch of an exhibition by mother and daughter duo Sylvia and Rebecca Home in Coldstream Museum.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 24th March 2010, 12:33 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th March 2010, 12:33 pm

Their show 'Home from Home, opens today, Friday, March 26 and runs until May 9, and brings together nature at its best - in landscape and seascape watercolours.

These are supplemented by works in other media to show both artists' versatility.

Sylvia Quinn Home is an artist/designer who has lived and worked in the Borders for more than 25 years.

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She was brought up on the idyllic Isle of Anglesey in North Wales. She went on to attend Bournemouth College of Art, then studied interior design at the London College of Furniture and worked as a designer and space planner for DEGW architects in London before moving to Scotland to become a full time mother in 1982.

It wasn't until the early 1990s that Sylvia began to develop her drawing and painting skills, going on to exhibit in various Border galleries including the Flat Cat gallery in Lauder.

She also works as a community artist, runs workshops and teaches painting and life drawing at Borders College, Duns.

Sylvia's daughter, Rebecca grew up at Bassendean in the Borders before going to Glasgow University in 1999 to study history.

It was there that she became interested in jewellry making and following on from this, Rebecca decided to further develop her artistic skills, in particular sculpture, so completed an HND in Public Art at Anniesland College.

Rebecca has had involvement with a variety of youth projects in the Glasgow area and also worked as an assistant at the Big Draw in Coldstream. She has just taken possession of an art studio with the WASPS organisation in their new Glasgow development, the Briggait.

The exhibition's opening hours are Monday-Saturday 10am–4pm and Sunday 2-4pm. Entry is free.