A PORTRAIT Artist of the Year finalist is displaying his work at a Borders gallery.

Selkirk-born Darren Cairney, who is now based in Tyneside, was a longlisted artist in the Scottish Portrait Awards and was also a finalist in his hear of the Portrait Artist of the Year 2022 on Sky Arts.

Darren's work is now on display at the Robson Gallery in Halliwell's House Museum in Selkirk.

He said:"I'm really looking forward to exhibiting work in my hometown!"

His collection, People Watching, is a range of painting capturing people around him and "moment in time".

And next week Live Borders will host a free 'meet the artist' event where people can meet Darren and talk to him about his creative process.

The free event will be held at Halliwell's House on Saturday, April 15 from 11am-4pm.

Live Borders assistant curator Phoebe Stewart, said: “We are delighted to be exhibiting a collection of Darren Cairney’s work in his hometown of Selkirk.

"The realistic nature and striking quality of his portraits will appeal to a broad audience and we look forward to receiving visitors to Halliwell’s House to see his exceptional work.

"Live Borders is committed to making our communities happier, healthier and stronger through collaborating with artists.”

People Watching will be on display in the Robson Gallery until Saturday, June 3.

Admission to the gallery is free, but donations are welcome, and is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am-4pm.