Imaginative storytelling is at the heart of a new show by Catherine Haines at the Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange.

The collection of new etchings and paintings explore folklore, the sea and collections.

This fresh work includes illustrative maps more akin to psycho-geography.

The journeys undertaken are often recreations of events that have myth and folk law attributed to them.

These narratives often take an absurd or humorous slant on reality, like a story told so often that its provenance is obscured.

Catherine’s images follow a playful narrative that be just as at home in a folk museum.

This may be a result of her varied artistic skills. She trained at St Martins and joined the fashion industry as a textile designer.

She went on to complete her masters degree in printmaking at the Royal College of Art.

Today she is predominantly a printmaker and has exhibited at Tate St Ives, Borlaise Smart space, Payne and Shurvell in Suffolk and London and Invisible Print in.

The exhibition runs from August 6 - September 22 in the Picture Room at Newlyn Art Gallery.

The opening is on Friday August 10 and is free to all.