Art goes on show

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Lisa Hooper makes a welcome return to the Tolbooth Art Centre, Kirkcudbright, with a new exhibition.

Her show consists of meticulously crafted and colourful prints of birds and landscapes.

Lisa’s work is inspired by the beauty and wildness of the western end of the Dumfries and Galloway peninsula – where she lives – in particular its birds and landscape. Lisa has been printmaking for 18 years and became a full-time artist when she moved to Port William in February 2006. She uses a variety of techniques; her large linocuts are printed using an etching press and are then hand-coloured, but she also creates lino etchings and conventional zinc plate etchings. Many of the works are printed on hand-made Indian papers, made out of recycled cotton rag.

Lisa’s reputation as a bird artist is now established beyond the region. She sells regularly from specialist galleries throughout Britain and at national wildlife art exhibitions. She is currently also showing at the Donald Watson Gallery (owned by the Scottish Ornithologists’ Club), in Aberlady, East Lothian.

Lisa’s exhibition runs in the Tolbooth Art Centre, Kirkcudbright, until Sunday, July 22. It is open from 10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday, and 2-5pm on Sundays. Admission is free.