A collection of paintings by an artist from Dumbarton have gone on display at a popular gallery in Glasgow.

Dominic Cullen is showcasing his paintings, including two created in Dumbarton, at the iconic Annan Gallery on Woodlands Road.

The exhibition, at the 150-year-old gallery, only opened at the weekend, but the 42-year-old has already managed to sell three of the ten pieces he has on display.

It is an exciting development for the artist, who graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1995, but only returned to painting five or six years ago after working as a designer.

He told the Reporter: "The last few years, getting back into painting has culminated in this wee show. It's a really nice gallery and I'm excited about it in particular because it has a really good reputation.

"Once I started painting again I did a wee solo show at the 13th note in Glasgow and off the back of that I was in a group show.

"Since then I have been working up to putting together a portfolio and the Annan Gallery gave me this. It's a joint thing with another artist Paul Graham.

"It's the gallery's first show of the year. The opening was really good fun. I sold three paintings on the first day and I'm hoping it goes well over the next couple of weeks."

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Dominic mainly does landscape work and enjoys getting out into the country, painting landscapes in places such as the north east of Scotland and Orkney.

Eight of the ten paintings in the Annan exhibition, however, are of Glasgow and streets in the city such as Wilton Street and Onslow Drive.

The remaining two, 'Clyde at Dumbarton I' and 'Clyde at Dumbarton II' were painted in the back garden of Dominic's parents Margaret and Eamonn's house and show the view from Westcliff looking out over the Clyde.

Dominic, who now lives in Glasgow's east end, shares his love of painting with his mother, while his sister Margaret also went to Glasgow School of Art to do textiles.

The former pupil of St Patrick's High School, now our Lady and St Patrick's, also insists he owes a great deal to his teachers at the Dumbarton school for nurturing his love for art.

He added: "My teachers Gerry Kelly, who still works at the school, and Shona Nicholson were instrumental. They really encouraged me. Shona was the head of art at St Pat's, she was very good and very inspirational.

"Then when I got accepted for art school Gerry had just arrived in Dumbarton and he supported me through the four years at art school. I have sporadically kept in touch with them."

Scott Bennett, owner of the Annan Gallery said they are excited to be showcasing Dominic's work.

He told the Reporter: “We’re delighted to be kicking off our 2019 programme with a show featuring work from Dominic and also Paul Graham.

"Both are Glasgow based and haven’t exhibited with us before so it’s fantastic to be able to introduce new work from two very talented and up-and-coming artists to our clients.

"Scottish art is in a great place at the moment and we’re sure this will be a successful show for both artists.”

For more information visit cullenartworks.co.uk and to view the collection visit www.annanart.com/current-exhibition. Dominic's exhibition runs until February 17.