LAST CHANCE TO SEE PERTHSHIRE IN WATERCOLOUR EXHIBITION

Time is running out to see the fascinating Perth In Watercolour Exhibition at Perth Museum and Art Gallery.

Closing on Wednesday, March 1, this is a rare opportunity to see a rich selection of watercolours interpreting local Perth scenes.

The exhibition, which includes works from the 19th Century to the present day, is on show for a limited time only to preserve the fragile nature of the paintings.

The ‘Fair City’ as Perth is known, has long provided inspiration for artists. Over the centuries its rich history and the dramatic beauty of its landscapes have been captured by skilled professionals and talented amateurs alike.

Due to the nature of the medium, watercolour artists have to work quickly to capture the views and scenes in front of them.

Artists represented in the exhibition include the self-taught William Proudfoot who specialised in local views of his native city. David Octavius Hall, who is best known as a pioneer in the development of photography in Scotland, but who was also a talented painter. And David Scott Murray, Perth schoolmaster and founder member of the Perthshire Art Association.

Also represented are contemporary practitioner Claire Harkness and the late Alastair Cairncross, a jewellery designer and talented amateur artist.

Perth In Watercolour runs at Perth Museum and Art Gallery from February 14 until March 1, 2017. The exhibition is free, suitable for all ages, and booking is not required.

Perth Museum and Art Gallery, George Street, Perth, is open Tuesday-Saturday, from 10am until 5pm.