Exhibition is a first for art group

Swayfield Art Group'The Guide.
Swayfield Art Group'The Guide.

A VILLAGE art group has launched its very first public exhibition.

Swayfield Art Group opened ‘A Summer Exhibition of Paintings’ at the Willoughby Memorial Gallery in Corby Glen on Wednesday.

It will run until Wednesday, August 17.

The paintings are mainly watercolour and are traditional representations of a variety of subjects, including local scenes, landscapes, seascapes, botanical studies and still-life.

The group’s Richard Morgan said: “Admission is completely free and we hope visitors will be pleasantly surprised at the variety and quality of the work.

“So whether you are interested in drawing or painting yourself, or just want to see what local amateurs can accomplish, pop along and have a look.

“You will not be disappointed.”

Many of the pieces are for sale.

Swayfield Art Group formed in 2006, stemming from an art class being taught by a Grantham College teacher at Swayfield Village Hall.

When local authority funding for non-vocational studies was withdrawn, classmates decided to go it alone, and the 14 members now meet at the village hall every Tuesday morning. It is a chance for the group to share a passion for painting and help each other with technique and critique.

The art group is keen to welcome new members of any age and ability into the fold. To find out more, call Richard Morgan on 01476 550821 or visit www.swayfield-village-groups.webeden.co.uk/art-group

l The Willoughby Memorial Gallery is open every day except Monday, between noon and 5pm.