Exhibition honouring artist’s memory

Azalea watercolour by Muriel Elliott. EMN-170217-095032001
Azalea watercolour by Muriel Elliott. EMN-170217-095032001

There is still time to attend an art exhibition honouring the memory of a Sleaford artist who died last year.

The showcase of work by Muriel Elliott at the Carre Gallery, in Carre Street, closes on Saturday.

Muriel started painting in Africa, where she lived for 47 years, before returning to England in 2002 and settling in Sleaford.

She had never painted before, but would go on to become competent in all mediums, staging a number of exhibitions and making sales.

While living in Sleaford, she joined Leadenham Art Group and began exhibiting and volunteering at the Carre Gallery.

The exhibition has seen the heavy involvement of Muriel’s widower John, daughter Peta, and son Jonathan.

John, who curated the exhibition with artist Mary Newman, said: “Muriel created a large amount of work, making it hard to choose which to include in the exhibition. Mary Newman was indispensable in helping to create this celebration of her work and we are very pleased with the result.”

The exhibition is open from 10am to 4pm daily.