The quirky and insightful works of famous Scottish artist John Byrne go on show in Inverness tomorrow.
The exhibition at the city Museum and Art Gallery is called Sitting Ducks since it majors on his vast array of portraits, including several self portraits.
It includes a rich selection of drawings, paintings and multi-media works from across his career, which depict friends and family, as well as some famous sitters.
They include his Nairn based former partner, the Oscar winning actress Tilda Swinton, and Billy Connolly.
Paisley born Byrne is no stranger to the Highlands having lived in the north for several years.
The exhibition demonstrates the technical skill, brilliant draughtsmanship, versatility and inventiveness, fun and gravity that Byrne has brought to the genre.
As well as being a painter he is a successful playwright. He has written and directed for stage and television including the BAFTA award-winning Tutti Fruitti which starred Emma Thompson, Robbie Coltrane and Richard Wilson.
Throughout his work in both genres he explores many facets of human nature, bringing out the unique qualities of each individual he portrays.
Byrne has guided the selection of works on display in the exhibition. They not only represent some of his finest artistic achievements, but also celebrate some of his warmest relationships, being for the most part, portraits of his friends and family.
Sitting Ducks was first shown at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh in the summer of 2014 and is presented in Inverness in a collaboration between the National Galleries of Scotland and High Life Highland. It runs until November 29.
John Byrne will be in conversation with Gordon Brown of Brown’s Gallery, Tain at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery on Friday November 28 at 6.30pm. Booking is essential.