A WEE COUNTY artist held her first exhibition in decades at the weekend as she showed off the majority of her life’s work.

Dozens of people streamed into McFarlane’s The Gallery on Saturday, August 24, to view more than 190 pieces of Margaret MacGregor’s work.

The award-winning artist was first asked to do a solo exhibition 18 years ago when she took part in the opening of The Gallery and finally gave in this year.

On show were a number of country-based paintings as well as quirky scenes which Margaret has amassed over the years.

There were local paintings, too, including depictions of Alloa Railway Bridge, Stirling Bridge and the Dunmore Pineapple.

So far, Margaret has won 13 awards in the art world and has paintings hanging in St Andrew’s House as well as private collections around the world.

Speaking to the Advertiser before the exhibition, Margaret said: “For the first 20 years of my life, up to 1980, I lived on the 100-acre island farm of Alloa Inch on the River Forth.

"Therefore the majority of my paintings are traditional country scenes and a number are of farming scenes of yesteryear captured from fond memories of the years that the family farmed on the island of Alloa Inch from 1951.”

The exhibition is running for a total of six weeks, Monday to Friday, until October 4, at The Gallery on Mill Street, Alloa.