Artist flair on show in Yarmouth autumn exhibition

Great Yarmouth Enterprises art Exhibition at Yarmouth library.The art group.

Great Yarmouth Enterprises art Exhibition at Yarmouth library.The art group. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Scenic sunsets, bobbing boats and stunning portraits mingle in an exhibition being staged at Great Yarmouth Library.

Art in the Autumn has given 27 artists the chance to share their talents with the wider public and raise their profile in a professional setting.

Martin Leak, 56, of Cobholm, is among those displaying his work.

He said: 'I think that it is a good idea because any help that you can get as an artist is important. Hopefully enough people will come along and see the quality of work from the artists and then who knows what can happen.

'I have been painting pretty much all my life and I would say that portraits are my speciality, particularly paintings of people and animals.'

Mr Leak has three paintings on display in the exhibition, including a portrait of a woman playing the violin.

The exhibition has been organised by enterpriseGY and aims to encourage new artists to consider the potential of becoming self-employed, and to make existing arts business owners aware of the wide range of business advice and training services that enterpriseGY offers.

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Business advisor at enterpriseGY, Stephen Barron said: 'This is the first exhibition like this but we are hoping to turn this in to an annual event so that we can help as many artists as possible in the area.

'Our aim is to get out there and create events such as this which will support the local people, support the library and boost the tourism industry in the process.'

Mr Barron also said that enterpriseGY is looking to do a similar exhibition for photographers next year.

The exhibition runs until Friday, November 27 during the usual opening hours of the library.

For more information about enterpriseGY or to make an appointment contact 0800 458 0146.