THE remarkable work of a Borders artist will be showcased in a new exhibition at Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museum.

Christian Small, who lived in West Linton for over 60 years, was a prolific creator of artwork inspired by her tranquil surroundings.

However, in keeping with her reticent approach to life, she never exhibited any of her artwork during her lifetime.

It was only after her death in 2016 that the full extent of her artistic output became apparent to friends and family.

A collection of her artwork, organised for her funeral gathering by friends and family, led to the realisation that the work merited a retrospective exhibition and the first exhibition of Christian’s work was duly held in West Linton Visitor Centre in 2016.

With pieces gathered from a variety of owners the result was something of an artistic revelation - the remarkable quality, range and quantity of the artist’s work finally revealed to the public.

The latest exhibition, The Art of Christian Small, will showcase several works in the public domain for the first time, includes landscapes, portraits and still life works.

Visitors to the exhibition will discover Christian’s mastery of a range of techniques and mediums, including watercolour, graphite and collage.

The work on display demonstrates the artist’s ability to capture the overt beauty of her Borders surroundings as well as that found in the seemingly mundane occurrences of everyday life.

Several of the pieces on display will be accompanied by poems provided by Christian’s friend, and award-winning actress, Gerda Stevenson and the exhibition will also feature text from Christian’s daughter, Jenny Alldridge.

The forthcoming exhibition, which runs from April 19 to May 26, will provide the public with another chance to appreciate the brilliance of an artist whose work is only now receiving the adulation it deserves.

Standard museum entry charges apply, and the exhibition is free to ML12 residents.

For more information email or call 01899 221050.