Town centre gallery enjoys a successful week

Grantham artists Gladys Reynolds, Dennis Hobbs and Margaret Hayward.
Grantham artists Gladys Reynolds, Dennis Hobbs and Margaret Hayward.

Talented artists from the Grantham area have been showcasing their work in the town centre this week.

Artwork created by members of art clubs in Grantham and beyond has been on display since Saturday at the George Centre.

Dennis Hobbs' portrait of Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe.

Dennis Hobbs' portrait of Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe.

The artists have been so pleased with the success of the display and the response of the public, they hope to be make such a gallery a regular or even permanent feature in the town centre.

Dennis Hobbs, a member of Grantham Art Club and the Belvoir Art Society, said: “We have had it open from Saturday (Oct 13) until this Saturday (Oct 20) and it has been fantastic so far. We ‘re so pleased with how well it has gone.

“It’s great to bring all this talent together.”

“We could do with a gallery as a permanent fixture really.

“I didn’t think we would get so many people in but it has been very busy - particularly on Saturday.”

All manner of artistic styles are on display. One of Mr Hobb’s most eye-catching pieces is a portrait of Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe.

And practically all of the work on show is available to purchase (the Harry Potter painting is priced at £100).

Grantham artist Margaret Hayward said: “We have work from Vic Bearcroft who was Wildlife Artist of the Year and is from Newark.

“In total we have around 250 paintings and they are almost entirely all originals.

“All of the Grantham art groups are represented, along with Belvoir Oasby and more. Some artists have their own displays too like myself and Dennis.”

The artwork will continue to be on free display in a unit at the Westgate entrance to the George Centre until late tomorrow (Saturday). The gallery is open from 10am until 4pm.

For more on Grantham Art Club log on to their website: community.lincolnshire.gov.uk/GranthamArtClub where you can also view a gallery of work by members.

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