VISITORS will be able to soak up Scotland's iconic countryside without having to step outdoors with Fire Station Creative's next exhibition.

The Dunfermline arts hub is hosting En Plein Air - Recent Paintings by Ian Maclachlan Scott this month.

The artist paints his pictures outside, in the open air, giving name to his showing.

He said: “I have always been drawn to landscape painting and working directly out of doors.

"This was shaped by my early upbringing in the village of Clachaig at Glen Lean in the hills of Cowal Argyll.

"The Clyde estuary has a particular atmosphere and softness prompted by the West coast weather.

"Perthshire, by contrast, where I live just half a mile from the Tay, has a very different character. I tend to focus on the woods, fields and burn near my home."

Dunfermline Press: Images by Ian Maclachlan Scott will be on display at Fire Station Creative next month. Images by Ian Maclachlan Scott will be on display at Fire Station Creative next month. (Image: Ian Maclachlan Scott)

Ian paints with watercolour and acrylic and studied at Glasgow School of Art between 1962 and 1967.

He has since taught at Rothesay Academy and Dunoon Grammar School.

He added: "In the case of acrylic, I don’t use any acrylic medium or extender, only water, preferring the matt finish it provides.

"I paint on unprimed, grey board with a strongly coloured underpainting which soaks in and acts as a primer giving a resonant base to work on."

Ian Moir, gallery curator at Fire Station Creative, said: "This outstanding artist a true painter’s painter, so booking him was an easy decision.

"There aren’t many artists who can capture the Perthshire landscape so authentically.

"His work has a subtle, sensual touch which visitors will notice.

"He has fully engaged with these beautiful scenes and produced some striking artworks."

The exhibition opens today (Thursday, June 1) and will run until Sunday, July 2.

Entry is free and artworks are for sale.