THE power of the natural world is at the heart of an exhibition, which has opened in Aberlady.

Haddington-based artist Darren Woodhead’s new solo show ‘Close to Home’ is an ode to the natural world.

Darren has exhibited widely and is an elected member of the Society of Wildlife Artists.

Ahead of the opening of the exhibition at the Scottish Ornithologists’ Club’s Waterston House, he said: “Although the world has changed, my need to observe, document and record through watercolour has not.

“Even more so now, it is my escape, my sense of serenity and belonging.

“Many of the paintings have stemmed from observing birds in the garden or from ‘one man on his bike’ trips in the field.

“Here, I could immerse myself in the changing seasons and the parallel natural world, and feel the ultimate connection to my subject, close to home.”

The exhibition runs until January 9.