Janet’s life in pictures at Peebles Arts Festival

The Cairns Gallery in Peebles
The Cairns Gallery in Peebles
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Peebles’ Cairns Gallery is exhibiting paintings by the town’s late artist, Janet Christie, this month as part of Peebles Arts Festival.

Janet, a graduate of Edinburgh Art School, lived a remarkable life.

She was born in 1939 in Uganda, where her Scottish father Nicol Macleod was a doctor, but her family moved to Hong Kong, where they were caught up in the 1941 Japanese invasion, and interned in island’s Stanley PoW camp on the island for the next three and a half years.

The family finally returned to Scotland, and travelled to Berneray, off North Uist, where Janet formed an abiding love of the island and its people.

Her paintings reflect her loves: her garden, her dogs, and her children and grandchildren who all live nearby.

It also features paintings by her daughter, Susie, and her granddaughter, Katie, 15. The exhibition supports Janet’s favourite charity, Compassion in World Farming.