Artists show off their talent

WATERCOLOURS, oils, pastels, and acrylics are among more than 300 paintings being displayed by artists in Felixstowe at their annual exhibition.

By RICHARD CORNWELL

Felixstowe editor

richard.cornwell@eveningstar.co.uk>

WATERCOLOURS, oils, pastels, and acrylics are among more than 300 paintings being displayed by artists in Felixstowe at their annual exhibition.

It is the 58th year the Felixstowe Art Group has held the event and this year organisers say the standard is exceptionally high.

Acting chairman Riki Evans said: “It amazes me that we have so many talented people in Felixstowe involved in art - we have about 100 members and we are not the only art group in the town.

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“This year the exhibition is of a very high standard - as good as any we have ever held before - and there is a wide range of work in different styles.

“There are watercolours, oils, acrylics, textured paints, painting on wood, mixed media. I think the artists have been very inventive and chosen a variety of ways to explore their art.”

More than 200 framed works are on display at the Trinity Methodist Church Hall, Orwell Road, along with around 150 mounted unframed pictures, all for sale. The exhibition is open today , tomorrow and Saturday from 10am to 6pm.

Pictures include still life, landscapes and seascapes, many of them scenes from in and around Felixstowe and the Orwell and Deben rivers, portraits, animals, and modern art.

Mr Evans said the group was thriving but still needed new members - and particularly wanted to attract more younger artists.

The group meets every other Tuesday at the Broadway House senior citizens centre in Orwell Road.

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