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City Trail Imp creator Mel to raise cash for St Barnabas




An artist is set to raise funds for St Barnabas Hospice with an online art workshop.

Mel Langton, the creative mind behind the City Trail Imp, which will appear on this year’s Lincoln Imps Trail, will hold a Facebook live event at 3pm on Sunday, April 25, showing how to replicate her art style.

Mel said: “This free online workshop is in support of the Imp Trail and its charity partner, St Barnabas Hospice. A donate button will be on the Facebook Live session, so please do donate if you can and support the hospice.

Artist Mel Langton (46504092)
Artist Mel Langton (46504092)

“My workshop will be focusing on recreating a section of the artwork featured on my City Trail Lincoln Imp design. I will be showing how to recreate the design section by first drawing it out as an initial sketch, then building up the sections of colour and final outline work using acrylic paints.

“If you would like to join in with my workshop you need to have sketching pencils, acrylic paints and a sketchbook or paper suitable for acrylic painting to hand.”

Mel creates vibrant original artwork, bespoke illustrations and custom portraits, using both digital and traditional painting techniques.

Mel adds: “My artwork includes a range of colourful, bold and edgy creations with motivational and inspirational individuals running as themes throughout my work. Music, lifestyle, alternative culture and mental health awareness are also huge influences.

“I have created artwork for a number of public art trails over recent years including one of the Barons for the Lincoln Barons Charter Trail, three Knights for the Lincoln Knights trail and a Lancaster wing design for the RAF 100 Voices Trail.

“Last year I created the City Trail Imp for the Lincoln Imps trail, set to launch this summer, and am also working with a local school and the Waterside Shopping Centre to bring their Imps to life for the educational part of the trail.”

The workshop is suitable for those 12 and over. To take part in the free workshop, simply visit Mel’s Facebook page here at 3pm.



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