Landscapes and portraits may not at first seem to be interconnected artistic themes, but they are as both reveal an artist's emotional connection to their subject.
A new exhibition Place and People brings together the work of landscape artist Alan Leishman and portrait artist Alison Parkinson at Backspace Gallery.
Ms Parkinson has painted 48 portraits over the past year, revealing a diverse group of sitters who have taken a brief pause to become her subjects.
"Most of my work is drawn from life and these portraits are oil sketches rather than considered portraits as I wanted the instantaneous feeling of the portrait to ... catch a moment of people's lives," she said.
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Mr Leishman finds peace and often surprise when he starts painting a landscape in front of him.
"The starting point for a painting is always something that takes me by surprise in some way - the subject dictates how I treat the work and what I am after is my vision of the thing, rather than the literal element."
Place and People is on at Backspace Gallery from July 11 to 28.
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