A Moray artist has unveiled a new exhibition documenting the lives of some of the first teenagers of the new millennium.
Karen Curran, who lives in Fochabers, started her Child of the New Century project to coincide with the 2018 Year of Young People.
It follows the lives of several children and shows the highs and lows in their lives as they developed into adults.
Brightly coloured costumes and headgear made appearances in the youngsters’ early years but, as time goes on, the piece begins to look at how the “consequences of the unexpected” can affect them as they grow up.
The exhibition is now open at the historic Duff House in Banff.
Ms Curran said: “Portraiture has been a constant theme within my work, through the exploration of iconography, photography and painting.
“My interest lies in facial expression and how, in the case of younger children, it is an important part of their nonverbal communication, used to convey their emotional state.”
Follow the highs and lows in the transition from child to young adult in the latest exhibition to come to Duff House.
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Child of the New Century is far from the first exhibition laid on by the artist.
Ms Curran has been painting since 1995 when she was commissioned to paint an icon of the Virgin Mary for a friend living in the Basque Country.
This in turn led to a show celebrating the saints associated with Elgin Cathedral.
She turned her hand to portraiture in 2016 with a keen eye for “naturalistic observation of the face”, which features prominently in her new show.
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“Any sales revenue I gain from this exhibition will be donated to the children at The Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh,” she added.
Child of the New Century is on display at Duff House from 11am to 4pm every day until December 31.
Entry is free for Historic Environment Scotland members, while adult tickets cost £7.50 and concessions cost £6.
Adding to the Year of Young People celebrations, those aged between 11 and 26 with a valid Young Scot card can gain entrance for just £1.