It’s a slice of cake for Meldreth artists as work goes on show in Royston

Royston museum curator Jenny Oxley with the painting exhibition from Monday Meldreth artists

Royston museum curator Jenny Oxley with the painting exhibition from Monday Meldreth artists - Credit: Archant

A group of talented artists from Meldreth have put on a display to remember at Royston Art Gallery and Museum.

The work of the Meldreth Monday Artists – so called because they meet at the start of the week in the village to paint and socialise – will be featured until Saturday, July 18.

Proceedings kicked off at the weekend with a preview event on Friday.

Group members use a wide range of subjects and styles, and are united by their love of all things art – although acrylic and watercolour are popular favourites. Members hold varying degrees of skills and experience.

The founding members started the group after the watercolour course they had been taking at Bassingbourn Village College finished back in 2009.

They had enjoyed the course so much that they decided to form their own independent group.

Richard Clayton, who was one of the founding members, said: “We paint in a friendly atmosphere, encouraging each other and commenting constructively on each other’s work.

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“We are a very informal group who paint for fun rather than fame or fortune.

“The only rule is that an artist brings along some cake if they sell a painting or if it is their birthday.”

This will be the group’s third exhibition at Royston Museum. Richard added: “Although none of us paints to sell, it is always good if someone likes a person’s work enough to hang it in their home.”

People can visit the exhibition on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 10am and 4.45pm at the museum in Lower King Street.

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