Artist explores South Ayrshire in new exhibition

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Local artist Sarah Green explores her environment through painting, mixed media and poetry

This April sees the opening of a month long exhibition at the GreenHeart gallery in Ayr, entitled “South Ayrshire: Up Close and Personal”, that celebrates some of the familiar and less known corners of South Ayrshire. Ayr based artist Sarah Green has been painting local castles and views alongside kirks and jellyfish.

Sarah said: “South Ayrshire is a beautiful part of the world, encompassing the stunning views out towards the Isle of Arran and the awe inspiring castles such as Dunure and Greenan. One of my favourite spots is Maybole beach with its views towards Culzean, Ailsa Craig and Arran.

“The jellyfish came in because there were so many washed up on the beach at Ayr last summer. I became fascinated by these and researched the Lion’s Mane jellyfish, producing paintings and mixed media pieces based on these.”

Sarah is also a poet and has written poems to go alongside the pieces in the exhibition. An ex English teacher, words are a medium with which she is comfortable and writing poems alongside her artwork is a natural process for her.

The exhibition opens at GreenHeart gallery, Bath Place, Ayr with a preview on 5th April and will run for the month, culminating with Ayrshire Open Studios weekend on 27th and 28th April when Sarah will be exhibiting alongside two other artists, Fiona Robertson and Elspeth Guthrie, who will be opening their studio space at the gallery to the public.