Southside gallery, Art & Craft Collective, presents an exhibition of Deborah Fallas’ still life original acrylic paintings of flowers and fruit until 19 December 2020.

This is the first in a new series of ‘featured artist’ exhibitions which will each run for an eight week period.

Deborah explained the background to her art. Her favourite subject is flowers, as it reflects her love of colour and nature. She said: “I also only paint what I myself would like to have on my wall at home. If I wouldn’t be happy looking at it every day, I won’t paint it.

“I particularly love big full blooms as I feel they are a celebration of colour and life.

“I feel happy creating my work and I would love to think my paintings make other people happy too.”

Deborah’s work is bright and joyful with strong colour combinations. Energetic and impactful with loose, bold brushstrokes.

Originally from Aberdeen, she has lived in the Scottish Borders for over 30 years after moving there to study.

After graduating she worked in the clothing industry, and then started to work for herself in the late nineties.  In the past few years, looking for an additional outlet for creative ideas, she has returned to painting, which she always loved.

She paints exclusively in acrylics as she loves the bright colours she can achieve with them and their versatility.

She has taken part in the Borders Art Fair, Art at Ancrum and a number of local exhibitions in the Scottish Borders, an area which will always be a huge source of inspiration.

The gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 4pm.

Art & Craft Collective 93 Causewayside, EH9 1QG

Telephone: 0131 629 9123 0780 1581674