New exhibition showcases local talent

Artist Lynette Gray
Artist Lynette Gray
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A FIFE artist is ending a year to remember with the opening of a new event this weekend.

Lynette Gray, from Kinghorn, launches ‘The Winter Exhibition’ this weekend, featuring work by local artists and designers in her gallery at Kinghorn Railway Station.

It comes at the end of a busy year which has seen two open studio events, three exhibitions and a hugely successful Open Doors Day take place at the new gallery, which was entirely renovated by Lynette and her husband Douglas under ScotRail’s ‘Adopt A Station’ scheme.

As well as undertaking her many artistic endeavours, Lynette’s efforts also helped Kinghorn scoop a Gold award in the Keep Scotland Beautiful’s Tidy Station Standards awards.

It is now shortlisted for the Modern Railways Restoration Award, which will be announced at the National Railway Heritage Awards in London on December 5.

Lynette said: “The time has flown by. I enjoy teaching my art classes at the station and having my own studio is wonderful.

“It has meant I have been able to do larger pieces of work which would have been impossible at home.”

Lynette hopes the new exhibtion will help promote Kinghorn as an artistic commmunity. Nearly all of the work will be by locals.

Jewellery, ceramics and glass will be on display alongside more traditional paintings.

Recently, Kinghorn artist Kenny Munro gifted and installed a sculpture of a locomotive in the car park.

Lynette said: “It marks the end of what has been an exciting first year for Kinghorn station – and I am heartened by the warmth of the community’s response to what has been achieved here.”

‘The Winter Exhibition’ is open from 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. until Saturday December 22.

For more information, visit the website at www.kinghorngallery.co.uk.