MUMS affected by drug and alcohol problems used art as therapy during a year-long project in Glasgow.

Their work will be in focus at a new exhibition opening today at Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA).

Artists Lorna McIntyre and Daisy Richardson worked with women supported by Addaction’s Pregnancy and Early Years Service.

The project was supported by former Evening Times Scotswoman of the Year Dr Mary Hepburn, honorary consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at Princess Royal Maternity Hospital.

She said: “It is has been a life-enriching experience for the women who took part, many of whom have complex issues and find it difficult to engage with mainstream services.”

Glasgow Life chairman Cllr Archie Graham added: “Art is an incredibly important medium for stimulating conversation and encouraging people to look at things in a different way.

At Glasgow Life we strive to inspire our citizens to lead richer lives through culture and learning.

“This project is a fantastic illustration of how we can work with others to break down barriers and allow people to flourish.”