Photo Gallery: King’s Lynn Art Club exhibition

Norfolk artwork includes pictures of the Queen in her Diamond Jubilee year

A huge picture of a young, and very beautiful Queen hits you straight in the eye as you walk into the gallery which is part of the Arts Centre complex in King's Lynn.

The pastel, by Lynn artist Lynda Roberts, is one of a few with a Royal theme in this year's exhibition of 87 pieces.

'It had to be done - it is her year after all,' said Mrs Roberts, who added that the work took around three weeks to complete and was taken from a photograph of Princess Elizabeth just before she was crowned.

A total of 18 artists currently have their work on show and visitors are asked to vote for their favourite piece which will receive the apt palette-shaped trophy on July 28 as the exhibition comes to a close.

Several pieces have been marked as highly commended, including a miniature of Lane in Cley-next-the-Sea by Christine Butler - one of five pieces she has on display.

The winner of this year's Harrowing Award is Jill Ilett's moody scene of Winter Skies, Holme - sadly not to dissimilar to the state of our summer skies at the moment.

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Mediums range from acrylic and oil to watercolour and pencil and subjects are as varied as Norfolk landscapes, Italian gondoliers, a gaggle of geese and the Queen's garden party held at Sandringham last month.

The exhibition displays the wide range of talent the art club has to offer, and is well worth a look.

The exhibition is at The Old Warehouse Gallery, King Street, King's Lynn and

continues until July 28 and is open 10am to 5.30pm daily, but 2pm to 6pm on Sunday.

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