Inverurie artist takes over gallery
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Local artist Jill Betts is bringing a touch of cheer to the Acorn Centre gallery on Inverurie's West High Street this month.
Her colourful pictures, paintings and prints are, she explained, "the result on having more time on my hands during lock-down".
Continuing she explained that herself and her husband Michael are keen gardeners "with a biggish garden but that still left me plenty of time to paint - no excuses!"
November's mixed-media show features local flora and fauna and favourite landscapes.
Her boxing and dancing hares are particularly popular.
Talking about her process, Jill explains that if she sees an interesting view when she is out for a walk then she takes a photograph and uses that for artwork inspiration when she gets home.
As well as her paintings, Jill also enjoys making Christmas cards.
A member of the Garioch Art Group, Jill started painting after she retired from work as a physiotherapist and was looking for something different to fill her time with.