AN ASPIRING Tullibody artist showcased her talent in Stirling this week.

Margaux Dufeu put on display her work at Forth Valley College’s Degree and Diploma Art Exhibition which ran at the Stirling Campus.

The 20-year-old, who is enrolled on the HND graphic design course, is now aiming to secure a place at the esteemed Duncan of Jordantstone College in Dundee.

She said: “I have designed mostly posters and book covers for the exhibition and that was really fun.

“I have really liked the freedom we have had here at the college to work on the briefs we were given and there is a really high standard of work on display this year.

“I would definitely recommend the college for graphic design courses.”

The exhibition ran from last Thursday, June 7, and ends today, Wednesday June 13.

It showcased a wide range of media including art, design, photography, sculpture, installation as well as video and audio from students in a number of disciplines.

David Barbara from the Causewayhead area of Stirling completed a BA art and design course.

Speaking of his work, the 58-year-old explained: “My work is titled The Faith and Heroism of a Nation and I spent well over 1,000 hours making it, using mixed media including wood, polystyrene, sand and plastic.

“I am absolutely delighted with it and only finished it two days before the exhibition.

“It is inspired by the blockade of Malta during the Second World War.”

The degree show was an opportunity for the students to showcase their works to peers, members of the public and staff.

Rosie Shovlin, 23, from Stenhousemuir, BA art and design student who is now heading to Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen to complete her Honours, said: “I have produced eight pieces in six weeks, forming two separate bodies of work, using painting and various materials that I had at hand.

"Titled Not Everything is Black and White, it was influenced by the weather and how it can make you feel about your body. I am really happy with it.

"I have really enjoyed the course, the lecturers are brilliant and the facilities are really good.”

Kyle Burgess, 30, from Stirling, has just completed his HND photography and is moving on to Napier University.

He exhibited five images called In Perspective which consists of 12-14 photos of the same iconic Scottish landmark layered upon each other to produce stunning effect.

He said: “I enjoyed creating these images and will carry on doing it as I only know of one other person doing something similar.

"I have already had interest from someone looking to buy my Barrowland image. I hope to create a book of these photos at some point in the future.

"I have been really impressed with the standard of work that has been exhibited at this end of year show.”