A WEE COUNTY artist is turning heads with a showcase of his works in Tillicoultry.

Hundreds of people have already visited Kyle Blain’s exhibition at Sterling Mills and audiences still have a chance to catch the display until 6pm on Wednesday, May 8.

Kyle, who first featured in the Advertiser at the age of just 17 with his music inspired artwork created during lockdown, has been growing as an artist and already showcased his works in London this year.

However, he is happy to be back on home turf for a second time, with a chance to showcase his talents over a number of days.

The exhibition opened on Friday, May 3, and already drew hundreds of interested people by the time of writing after what was a busy weekend.

Kyle, 21 and a painting and print making student at Glasgow School of Art, told the Advertiser: “It’s been mobbed, genuinely.

“There’s still a few days to go but there’s been at least a couple hundred people, up to 500 I’d say.”

There has been a great mix of people visiting specifically to see the up-and-coming artist’s works along with shoppers just passing by and popping in, with positive feedback from all.

Since his music inspired works, Kyle has branched out to include themes of pop culture and even animals.

Running his own business under Kyle Blain Art, he has original paintings, prints, clothing and accessories featuring his art and even slip mats for vinyl record players

Kyle’s strength is his unique style featuring abstract brushwork that creates expressive, yet realistic pieces.

He was ecstatic to have sold four original paintings over the weekend, including a highland cow painting, one of the Joker, a Jimi Hendrix piece as well as one from the show Adventure Time in what is a good mix of the themes he enjoys to work with.

Kyle has had his painting of a Kendrick Lamar album displayed at a Holy Art Gallery exhibition in London this January and said: “London was really-really big and quite unfamiliar but I have been going to Sterling Mills all my life so it’s come full circle a little bit.”

He was happy to see familiar faces after being stuck in the studio for some weeks putting the show together and improving as an artist from piece to piece.

Kyle added: “I’m thankful for all the support that’s been shown, it’s been really good.”