Smokehouse Gallery exhibition inspired by artist's fishing family

PEEBLES-based artist, Claire Blyth and her husband both come from East Coast fishing families, so when Claire was looking for inspiration for a new series of paintings, she began to use old stories and photographs from the family archives.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 31st March 2010, 2:15 pm
Updated Wednesday, 31st March 2010, 2:15 pm

Work from the "Old Hands" series is currently on show at the Smokehouse Gallery in Eyemouth. A fisherman mending a net, a herring lass working with a huge tub of fish are two of the images that use collage, text, and mixed media to bring to life many aspects of fishing life and history. Claire is currently working on further images in the series, and hopes to show these in the summer.

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Also new at the Smokehouse for spring is the work of Dunbar-based J.L. Daeschler.

The artist is showing original work and prints from recent painting visits to Eyemouth, St Abbs and Cove. His work will be featured in a documentary on the Glasgow Boys at Cove, presented by Muriel Grey later in the year.

Spring also sees a variety of new work from other gallery artists, along with new jewellery from familiar and new makers.