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Artist Adrian Margey puts Northern Ireland's top landmarks in the frame

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Portballintrae, Adrian Margey

Portballintrae, Adrian Margey

Crown Bar Belfast  by Adrian Margey

Crown Bar Belfast by Adrian Margey

Botanic Gardens, Adrian Margey

Botanic Gardens, Adrian Margey

Queen's University, Adrian Margey

Queen's University, Adrian Margey

Portballintrae, Adrian Margey

Kilrea artist Adrian Margey has used palette knives, brushes and finger-painting to create vivid depictions of some of Northern Ireland's most famous landmarks.

Botanic Gardens, Portballintrae Harbour, Queen's University and Scrabo Tower help form the Kaleidoscope Exhibition opening at the Culloden Estate & Spa on Thursday.

Self-taught and working from his Kilrea studio, Margey cites the Fauves, the Irish Impressionists and the indigenous artists of South America among his key influences.

His new, eclectic exhibition places a strong focus on the city of Belfast and the landscape and landmarks of the Ards Peninsula, North Down and the north coast.

"I have used bold colour, strong shapes and expressive texture in an attempt to conjure up moods and evoke an emotional response from the viewer," he said.

"I have employed palette knife, brush work and finger-painting techniques to bring a new perspective to the familiar and hope that visitors enjoy the mix of work on show."

The Kaleidoscope Exhibition of Ulster landmarks runs from Thursday until November 2.

Belfast Telegraph