Frances exhibits paint work at Arcaro Arts

Peterhead artist, Frances Innes
Peterhead artist, Frances Innes

A local artist is taking centre stage at Arcaro Arts with a wide range of pieces available to view and purchase.

Frances Innes will have pieces of her painting work on display until Friday, November 15 at the Kirk Street gallery.

Speaking to the Buchanie, self-taught artist, Frances, said: “I mostly paint seascapes and landscapes. I love seascapes due to the fact that I live so near to the coast. I enjoy going out for walks at the Lido and around Gadle Braes and I will take photos and paint from them.

The North-east environment does pose some problems for Frances as she explained: “I sometimes do sketches at the coast but it depends on the weather.”

Frances originally lived in Aberdeen but has been based in Peterhead for the last 38 years.

Speaking about her exhibition at Arcaro Arts, Frances said: “I have been featured at other exhibitions before and have taken part in the North East Open Studios (NEOS) for the last three years, but I’m pleased to get something local and I’m pleased there is something dedicated to art in Peterhead.”

Frances has always had an interest in art and joined the Aberdeen Artists Society which later lead to her artwork being displayed in Aberdeen Art Gallery.

Her involvement with this year’s North East Open Studios event saw around 150 people visit her home studio and Frances added: “I got lots of sales and feedback.

“It was interesting meeting the people who buy my art as well as other artists.”