Painting trio at Halliwell’s

THERE has been colourful start to the new season at the Robson Gallery, Halliwell’s House Museum in Selkirk with the opening show – Land, Sea and Colour – bringing together three artists who now base themselves in the Borders.

Sarah Hargreaves studied at Falmouth College of Art and, after a teaching career and extensive travel, now devotes her time to painting.

In this current exhibition she has painted many of her scenes from nature directly on to wood.

Mike Dixon is a graduate of Newcastle College of Art and Industrial Design and has a career as a graphic designer in various advertising agencies.

He now lives on the edge of the Cheviot Hills by the Kale Water and takes inspiration from his surroundings. Much of his work is based on his fascination with the movement of water and reflections.

Helen Tyler has been painting since childhood and like the others, has had a fulfilling career which took her to far-flung places across the globe.

Her use of colour is demonstrated in her paintings of flowers in a multitude of vibrant hues.

Land, Sea and Colour is open until May 15. Phone 01750 20096 for more information.