Leith link for art display

Sarah Curtis's aerial paintings, based on photos she took while flying a microlite
Sarah Curtis's aerial paintings, based on photos she took while flying a microlite

Penicuik Arts Centre is to be flying high with a new exhibition taking place at the West Street centre this month.

Leith-Ed features the work of artists Kirstie Hustler, Ulla Hipkin, Linda Sheridan and Sarah Curtis who all studied at the Leith School of Art.

Leith’s influence can be detected in their bold approach to materials and colour.

Sarah is a professional gardener and microlite enthusiast. Her work includes striking aerial images of the Lothians.

Ulla is a familiar face in Penicuik, from Pen-y-Coe Press and the Open House at Penicuik Town Hall. The show features her intense landscapes and figure paintings.

Linda also volunteers with Penicuik Community Development Trust. Her love of local landscape is reflected in colourful pastel and watercolour paintings.

Earlier this year Linda and Ulla were joined by artist Kittie Jones for an exhibition of their work at the Glencorse Centre, Auchendiny, and both took part in the arts trail during the 2014 Penfest.

Kirstie’s project to assist elderly people to create art was highlighted at Penicuik Library last year. She interprets landscape in atmospheric paintings and collages.

Kirstie had a week-long exhibition at the arts centre in June

There will be an opportunity to meet the artists on Sunday, July 5 and 12 from 2pm to 4pm.

The exhibition will run throughout July at the Gallery Cafe. It will be open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm