THE myths and landscapes of the Scottish Borders are being put in the frame by Hawick artist Colin Philip.

And his work is about to go on show in his hometown's Waterfall Gallery.

The new, temporary exhibition in the Hawick Museum gallery is entitled Umbra, and features work that draws on connections between myth and landscape, and the contrast between light and shadow.

Working from monochrome photographs, Colin uses acrylic paint mixed with modelling paste to create images exploring the connections with landscape through memory and personalised experience.

Some of Colin's work may have a sense of familiarity for viewers; although not representational, many of them have their origins in photographs of places in the Borders

Colin told us: "Living in the Borders has most definitely influenced my work.

"All places have a sense of the past, but that is particularly alive in the Borders and in Scotland generally; even its place names can be profoundly evocative.

"Although I grew up in southern England, I have strong family connections with Scotland and spent much of my time here during my childhood.

"I had a sense of Scotland as a romantic and mysterious place (particularly in contrast with urbanised Essex and London), and that has never left me.”

Colin graduated in fine art from Sunderland Polytechnic School of Art, specialising in photography.

Richard White, assistant curator at Hawick Museum is excited by the new exhibition.

He said: "We are thrilled to be showcasing the latest work of local Hawick-based artist, Colin Philip here at Hawick Museum.

"As a local charity, Live Borders strives to showcase the very best of local artists and we hope that local people will come and enjoy this exhibition which runs until April.”

Umbra by Colin Philip’ runs from February 23 to April 26 at the Waterfall Gallery in Wilton Lodge Park.