ARTIST Philip Hutton believes his new book will interest everyone with a pair of eyes to enjoy Peebles.

Philip has been drawing and painting Peebles since the seventies, and this book has eighty of his pictures covering aspects ranging from the High Street, Northgate and School Brae, to the rivers, green spaces, vanished buildings, the vitality and activity of the town in all sorts of manifestations.

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There are depictions of the 62 bus, conveying the pleasure and relief of its appearance on Edinburgh streets.

The book ends with a “Wandering Westward” sequence of paintings by Hay Lodge Walls, Neidpath and the Tweed Viaduct.

The pictures are accompanied by texts which bring out incidental or historic aspects.

It has been beautifully printed by Elmbank Print on Elcho Street Brae. It will be for sale at £20.

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Philip studied painting at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, from 1968, with tutors including Bill Littlejohn, Sandy Fraser, Frances Walker, Sylvia Wishart.

He taught art at Selkirk High School and was an art specialist in Borders primary schools for years, later teaching in Borders College.

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He has exhibited in the Eastgate and the Chambers Gallery at various times, including a thoughtful response in 20 substantial paintings to the Ruskin centenary in 2000.

With the help of Elmbank Print, Philip has previously self-published three books of poems interspersed with paintings, which are to be had in Peebles bookshops.