COMEDY legend Billy Connolly will have a new collection of art displayed at a Glasgow gallery this week.

The latest instalment of the Biy Yin’s Born on a Rainy Day series will go on show on Friday for he rest of the month.

Unlike his comedy or acting which is created for an audience the comedian said his art is created for himself.

He said: “My art bears no relation to comedy or music. It is pure and unjudged and I am creating for myself.

“It is personal and private, whereas with a film, comedy show or music you expect people to be critiquing, watching, assessing. Art is different – it liberates you.”

The third instalment in the series is made up of original ink drawings and limited edition prints signed by Connolly.

It goes on show at Castle Fine Art in Queen Street.

Nicola Duffy, gallery manager at Castle Fine Art, said: “Billy Connolly is a true national treasure and we couldn’t feel more privileged to exhibit his work here in Glasgow.

“Billy’s artwork has a unique, humorous charm which has always been hugely popular with his fans, and we can’t wait to welcome them back to the gallery to view the latest collection.”

The title of the series came about when Billy was in Montreal in Canada, on a cold and wet day.

He bought pens and a sketchbook and started to draw.

The initial drawings became sought after by fans and were praised by critics. The actor, musician and comedian said he allowed each image to become ‘whatever it is destined to become’ allowing his hand to move randomly across the paper without intending to create anything specific.