A BORDERS artist will bring her love of wildlife to a new four-month-long exhibition.

Emma Jolly, from Hawick, will present her latest collection of work, Eye on Wildlife, at a exhibition at the Borders Textile Towerhouse in her hometown.

Emma, who has a degree in Fine Arts from Dundee University and was selected to join the Royal Scottish Academy’s New Contemporaries exhibition. 

After her time at university, where her main focus had been photography and film, she discovered her love of drawing.

She saidL "I am so excited to be showing work for Live Borders in my hometown of Hawick, and I hope that locals and people across the Borders come and view and enjoy my work."

Emma's realistic works are created using pastel pencils.

She begins with her subject's eyes as "they are the best way to capture the beauty and spirit of the animals".

As well as her own wildlife drawing, Emma also takes on commissions of people's beloved pets.

Emma spends her time doing commissions of people’s beloved pets alongside the wildlife drawings she so enjoys.

Eye on Wildlife can be found at the Towerhouse from Saturday, October 7 until Monday, January 29, 2024.

In October the exhibition will be open Monday to Saturday from 10am-4pm.

Then from November to January it will open Mondays and Wednesday to Saturday from 10am-4pm.

To see more of Emma's work, you can visit her website at: www.emmajollyart.co.uk

And for more information on Eye on Wildlife in the Exhibition Room, Borders Textile Towerhouse, 1 Tower Knowe, Hawick, TD9 9EN, visit the Live Borders website.