Art shows thrills with high standards

QUALITY not quantity is the key theme this year for a popular art exhibition with a wide variety of work and topics on display.It is the Felixstowe Art Group's 51st show and organisers have been thrilled with the standard, which they say is getting better each time.

By Richard Cornwell

QUALITY not quantity is the key theme this year for a popular art exhibition with a variety of work on display.

It is the Felixstowe Art Group's 51st show and organisers have been thrilled with the standard, which they say is getting better each year.

"I think there is a growing interest in art locally – both people who want to purchase the work of local artists, and in the people taking up painting and drawing for relaxation," said art group spokeswoman, Kathleen Rhodes Austin.

"The standard at our exhibition each year seems to get better. This year we have been delighted with the pictures we have for display.

"We have a lot of new artists exhibiting. Those taking part seem to have chosen a very wide range of subjects.

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"There is a great deal of talent on show and I think people who come along with be very pleased with what they see."

Some 229 pictures and 160 unframed pieces are on show at the Trinity Methodist Church Hall at the junction of Orwell Road and Hamilton Road.

Members of the art group – which has 110 members – have tackled local scenes, landscapes, portraits, abstracts, wildlife, still life, marine scenes and a variety of other subjects using acrylics, oils, pastels, watercolours and coloured pencils.

Well-known local artists exhibiting include Len Bridges, Peter Beeson, Geoff Cordy, Richard Mason, Rosemary Humphries and Stan Perry.

The exhibition is open until Friday, August 9, from 10am to 9pm, and on Saturday August 10 from 10am to 7pm.

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