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Sunderland showcases North East’s artistic talent

The Seaburn Centre was the venue for another popular art fair at the weekend, where artists from across the region come together to show off (and maybe sell)  a wide variety of paintings and craftwork. Monique Scott and Helen McCabe showing off a couple of their paintings.

The Seaburn Centre was the venue for another popular art fair at the weekend, where artists from across the region come together to show off (and maybe sell) a wide variety of paintings and craftwork. Monique Scott and Helen McCabe showing off a couple of their paintings.

TALENTED artists came together to show their work on Wearside.

The North East Art Fair was held at the Seaburn Centre and it proved as popular as ever.

Organised by city artist Linda Storey the fair is held twice a year and is now in its tenth year.

Linda said: “The show is only for local artists. It is a chance for everyone to display their work, so that local people can see the talent that we have in this region.”

She said as well as a large number of amateur artists a few of the region’s professional artists also take part in the fair.

Linda said: “We had a steady stream of visitors throughout the day, even when we were packing up at 4.30pm, people were still wanting to see the artwork, so it was a successful event.”

She said at each fair there is a range of different work including watercolours, oils, mixed media and textiles.

The artist explained: “I do try and get a broad range of art in each of the shows and we do usually have a good mix, such as people doing traditional water colours and others using acrylics and oils.

“At this latest show we did have a really good mix of traditional and contemporary pieces.”

Linda, who herself does a lot of textile art, said during the day, as well as showing their work, a number of the artists are also busy painting and drawing during the day and showing different techniques.”

She said everyone is always very friendly and happy to share ideas and tips with visitors.

The artist added: “I think the nice thing about the fair is that the artist is actually there with their work, so people can ask them questions about any of the pieces.”

The next North East Art Fair will be held in November.

 

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