Launch of winter display

Artist Lynette Gray

Artist Lynette Gray

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Winter is arriving early in Kinghorn with the launch of a new art exhibition at the Railway Station Gallery this weekend.

Lynette Gray and her husband, Douglas, who own the gallery and are both local artists, will be showing their paintings from Saturday.

As well as their own work, the display will also feature paintings, jewellery, prints and ceramics by other invited artists and makers.

Lynette applied to adopt the unused areas of the station under Scotrail’s Adopt a Station Scheme and she has turned the upper floor flat into two artist studios and the waiting room into a gallery. She also looks after the station gardens and was recently shortlisted for the Community Rail Awards 2013 for best use of a railway station.

The opening of the gallery in November 2011 marked the end of a two year restoration project, which has been done as sympathetically as possible, retaining original features.

She told The Press: “Opening this gallery has been a life changing experience. It is amazing to be able to work for yourself and earn a living through your art. I run classes at the gallery too and appreciate the support and friendship of the people who come to them.”

She added: “The feedback I get from the local community is very positive and vital to the success of the project.”

The other artists who will be exhibiting are: Robert Anderson – pottery; Val Burns - pottery; Tim Cockburn - figures; Angela Heidemann – prints; Margot Hailey – prints; Ruth Leslie - jewellery; Hilke MacIntyre – landscapes and figures, ceramics, prints; Ian MacIntyre – landscapes and figures, prints and Carole Robinson – glass.

The free exhibition will be open every Saturday from 10.00 a.m until 5.00 p.m. The display will run until Saturday, December 21. For more information about the exhibition visit www.kinghorngallery.co.uk