Garioch Art Group exhibition

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Garioch Art Group held its annual art exhibition at the Town Hall last week, show casing members’ many styles of painting in oils, pastels, watercolours and crayons.

The group consists of amateur painters who work in many different mediums. During the event group treasurer and keen watercolourist, Barbara Neely said: “We’ve had some really good comments such as “good work” and “ beautiful exhibition”. We have a variety of subjects and a range of abilities on offer.

“I think overall, the standard is high and there are some stunning pieces.”

Visitors were given the opportunity to vote for their favourite piece and two paintings were on offer as raffle prizes. Some of the artists had their work for sale as greeting cards with proceeds going to charitable causes, and some paintings were offered for sale, also for charity.

Charities supported were Leukaemia and Lymphoma research, Chest, Heart and Stroke, Street Pastors and an orphanage in the Gambia.

A piece entitled ‘Devoted Sisters’ by Ian Cormack was the outright favourite with the public,

Barbara commented after the show: “We are very satisfied with the exhibition - sales were a bit slower than normal but as exptected during these difficult times. We sold 11 framed works and 28 mounted works from the cradle, and some pieces were sold for charity.”

The group currently has 21 members and is inviting new faces to unleash their talent. Barbara continued: “New members are always welcome. We are a self-help group and don’t have any formal tuition, but once a month we try to go out of our comfort zone, and sometimes it brings out a whole new dimension to our work.”

For further information, please contact Jill Betts on (01467) 620239 or Barbara Neely on (01467) 629969.