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Rural artists to showcase paintings in city gallery

Irby Group of Painters l-r: Louise Bacon, John Rowland, Ann Turner, Lyn Calam, Janet Gillett, Wendy Elsey and Jackie Welton

A group of rural Lincolnshire artists will be showcasing their work in Lincoln at a special exhibition in The Sam Scorer Gallery on Drury Lane.

Members of the Irby Group of Painters will see their paintings put on display from August 21 until September 2.

They regularly meet to hone their skills and vary their styles. Watercolours of landscapes can be mixed against oil pictures of flowers.

The group’s Lyn Calam said: “We are a group of eight experienced artists who paint together throughout the winter months, meeting weekly in Irby School Room, between September and Easter.

“We pool information and expertise and share our enthusiasm for art, whilst retaining different styles and approaches to our paintings.”

A special preview day will be held on August 21, running from 10am until 8.30pm. Regular opening times will then be 10am to 4pm.

Lincoln BIG events and promotions manager, Michael Armstrong, said the exhibition will be taking place in one of the city’s “best-loved galleries”.

The Uphill area will be a hotbed of activity in August, as the Cathedral will be hosting the latest Flower Show, inspired by the Olympics.