COWDENBEATH'S new art club's first exhibition proved to be a huge success and the members are ready to build on a solid base.

The Maxwell Centre exhibition gave the public a chance to see what sort of art work Folk Who Paint In Cowdenbeath tackle and they saw everything from paintings, water colours, drawings, modern art and also craft work.

And among the members taking part were Moira MacPherson, whose painting 'Tuppence' a Bag', won one of the prizes in the 2019 Fife Art Exhibition sponsored by Shell UK, which is now on display at Lochgelly Centre.

A total of 111 works were on the walls at the Maxwell Centre event and there was also some lovely craft work ranging from specially decorated mugs to cushions.

Treasurer Bobbie McDonald said that Folk Who paint In Cowdenbeath is all about people enjoying themselves.

She said: "We started in January and our membership has steadily grown and we are all about people being given the opportunity to discover their art talents.

"Our Thursday afternoon sessions at the Maxwell Centre are about folk working away at their own projects of the day and having a blether.

"We can give people who want to try their skills out materials to work with free of charge over a period of a few weeks and if they are enjoying themselves then we would welcome them to join us.

"We are a social art organisation where it is all about having fun."

Looking back at the exhibition Bobbie said that the age range of the visitors to the exhibition was wide and it was especially encouraging to see a number of youngsters enjoying the exhibits.

One of the visitors was MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath Lesley Laird who spent quite a bit of time looking at art work on display.

Added Bobbie: "It was a great day for the club members and we have to thank the staff at the Maxwell Centre for their support and we received a grant from Fife Council which greatly helped us to put the day on and we thank them too.

"We would welcome new members and people should just come along any Thursday afternoon to one of our sessions."