Christine Gupta gave a preview of her second art show at the Ski Centre in Howe St, Edinburgh.
More than 60 paintings, mostly produced this year and exhibited in two rooms, cover a range of subjects from portraits of rock stars to seascapes.
Mrs Gupta, who took up painting in 2014, said she was experimenting with subject matter but enjoyed painting from photographs.
“I feel the paintings give some feeling to the photographs,” she said. “I paint every day. I feel I become more confident the more I paint.”
Among the 90 invited guests was former Scottish Conservative Party chairman Andrew Fulton, musician Rod Kennard, and George Brewster, senior partner at Shepherd Chartered Surveyors.
There is an Open day Saturday 2 December from 11.00-17.00