AN ARRAY of fantastic art will be on display at the Scottish Ornithologists’ Club (SOC) in Aberlady this month.

The joint exhibition presents linocuts and woodcuts by Babs Pease and John Hatton, alongside sculptures by Helen Denerley.

All three artists take their inspiration from nature and wildlife.

They find that the constraints imposed by their chosen medium helps them to better translate their observations in the field.

Babs Pease, who lives in Clackmannanshire, said: “Most of my artistic input comes from long rambling observational walks in the surrounding countryside.”

Similarly, John Hatton’s lifelong interest in nature is sustained by his environment in rural Lancashire.

East Lothian Courier: Winter Sun by Babs PeaseWinter Sun by Babs Pease (Image: SOC)

He explained: “Using linocut as a medium forces me to concentrate on essential shapes, rather than detail, creating images that are bold whilst retaining the truth of my chosen subject.”

Bold shapes are also the key ingredients in Helen Denerley’s scrap metal sculptures.

The shapes she creates are derived from recycled objects that are often still identifiable (a bicycle saddle or pliers) but also from the spaces that are left between them, these negative spaces adding grace and life to her sculptures.

The exhibition begins on Wednesday and runs from Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm, until November 12. Entry is free.