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Easter paintings could lead to nest egg

PUBLISHED: 18:03 18 April 2003 | UPDATED: 13:45 03 March 2010

DON'T buy an Easter egg – buy a potential "nest egg" instead!

That's the message from a group of Felixstowe artists who are holding a three-day exhibition this weekend when there will be a wide range of original paintings on display, and for sale.

DON'T buy an Easter egg – buy a potential "nest egg" instead!

That's the message from a group of Felixstowe artists who are holding a three-day exhibition this weekend when there will be a wide range of original paintings on display, and for sale.

The Orwell Art Group has grown steadily since it was formed six years ago with just five members and now has around 20 painters.

It is staging the exhibition at St Mary's Church Hall, Walton High Street, Felixstowe, from Saturday to Monday. It will be opened by the mayor Malcolm Minns at 10am on Saturday and will be on both Saturday and Sunday until 6pm, and on Easter Monday from 10am to 5pm.

Polly Mullett, of the art group, said the group was very informal, each person painting independently using their favourite medium, such as watercolours, oils, acrylics, pastels or pen and pencils.

"Basically the group comprises of men and women who want to discipline themselves to sit down and paint for three hours uninterrupted," she said.

"Everyone shares their expertise with one another, giving confidence to the artists, which in turn produces excellent paintings.

"Since 1997 the standard of painting has progressed dramatically, culminating in providing enough work to enable three exhibitions to be held locally each year."

This weekend's event is the group's main exhibition. Admission is free but a small donation would be appreciated and all profits go to St Mary's Church funds.

Parking is available behind the church opposite the hall. The exhibition also includes a raffle of original paintings, refreshments, and a plant sale.


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