WIGTOWNSHIRE artists are heading to Kirkcudbright for a touch of animal magic.

The Harbour Cottage Gallery is welcoming six rising talents in the art world – all either live locally in Wigtownshire, the Stewartry or have local connections.

Sarah-Jane Coleby and Heather Dickinson (Kirkcowan), Emily Nash (Wigtown), Amanda Murray and Suzi Plunkett (Newton Stewart area) and Gillian Westland (near Gatehouse) all share a love of animals and wildlife and are inspired by the beauty of the Galloway countryside on a daily basis.

They have been brought together for a specially themed exhibition at the gallery in Kirkcudbright entitled Animal Magic and Bird Life.

Paintings and drawings feature native farm animals and birds intertwined with the odd elephant and gorilla. Each artist displays different approaches to their work in a variety of media, from simple pencil, black pen, pastels or crayons  to the joy of vibrant acrylic and 3D images.

They will be joined by Dumfries-based glass artist Grace Rogerson, whose glass birds are quirky and cheerful.

The exhibition is open daily from 10.30am–5pm on Monday and continues for one week only until Saturday September 17.