OIL paintings by a Borders artist will be on display at a Biggar exhibition throughout this month.

Phoebe Cope will have 30 pieces of work on show at the the Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museum.

A spokesperson said: “The work in this exhibition is a direct and fresh response to the unique landscape of the Southern Uplands and explores the themes of motherhood, childhood, pregnancy and the fear often associated with them. 

“She combines a singular sense of perspective with copious colour. Each canvas, a visceral distillation, depicts the cycle of life. 

“Some sculpture, including Maquettes of grotesques for Leicester Cathedral, will also be on display.”

Originally from Carlow, Ireland, Phoebe studied at the Ruskin School of Fine Art Oxford and later at the Royal Drawing School. 

Her work has won prizes and been exhibited with The Royal Academy, Royal Hibernian Academy, Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, the Machin Art Foundation, Cill Rialaig Project, the Moritz-Heyman Pignano Award, Ruth Borchard Collection Piano Nobile, the Lynn Painter Stainers, the Campaign for Drawing and the Oireachtas.

And its not just her work on show at the museum over the month.
On May 12, a lunchtime talk with critic Clare Henry will take place.

And on May 31, ‘Drawing Each Other: The Art of Caricature’ will also be on offer.
Visitors are asked to bring a sketchbook and pencils. All exhibitions are free. The museum, which is in the High Street, is open daily from 10am-5pm from May 1-31, except Mondays.

Call 01899 221050 or visit: ww.biggarmuseumtrust.co.uk/whats-on/