A CLACKS artist is inviting the whole of the Wee County to his first ever art exhibition to allow him to show off years of hard work.

Kyle Blain, from Clackmannan, has been expanding his art business for a number of years now and finally has enough artwork to hold a showcase in Clackmannan Town Hall.

The Advertiser spoke with Kyle in December as he launched his website and caught up with him again to hear about his exhibition.

He said: “I’m holding an open evening on April 22 which will have a lot of my artwork on view and for sale.

“This is the first time I’ve ever done something like this where people can see my work in person so I’m pretty excited about it.”

Visitors to Kyle’s exhibition will be able to walk through his journey as an artist, with work on display from when he was a teenager through to where he is now.

“There’s going to be work from when I was in high school,” Kyle added. “My advanced higher portfolio will be there.

“I’ll have my college work on display and then the work I’ve done whilst studying at Glasgow School of Art.

“Anything I’ve done in between will also be there – my personal projects such as music and TV prints.”

Kyle gained recognition throughout lockdown when he began producing celebrity inspired prints of musicians and TV characters.

Over the past few years, he has made prints of some of his favourite musicians including Jimi Hendrix, Noel Gallagher and Amy Winehouse.

After launching his website, he secured a studio space in Clackmannan Town Hall where he can work on art professionally.

Kyle is currently in his second year studying Painting and Printmaking at Glasgow School of Art, which he credits as helping him develop into an artist.

“My course has taught me a lot more about being an artist,” Kyle added. “It’s helped me learn a lot more techniques and encouraged me to explore different avenues with my art.

“I’m looking forward to expanding my artwork and hope to keep growing as much as I can.”

Kyle’s exhibition can be seen at Clackmannan Town Hall on April 22 from 3pm-8pm.

Entry is free and there will be a range of items for sale alongside a raffle.

Kyle can also be found on social media at @kyleblain_art and on his website at www.kyleblainart.com.