All welcome to paint the town

CREATIVE Lily Adair, Lucy Gell, Chloe Watts and Amelia Stone. ''Picture: Sarah Standing (14497-1528)
CREATIVE Lily Adair, Lucy Gell, Chloe Watts and Amelia Stone. ''Picture: Sarah Standing (14497-1528)

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ARTISTS of all ages have been brushing up their skills by painting what Fareham means to them.

The art event has been taking place all week in the Community Action Pop Up Gallery in Fareham Shopping Centre, opposite Debenhams.

BRUSH STROKES Olivia Neely and Holly Tucker painting at the art event. ''Picture: Sarah Standing (14497-1541)

BRUSH STROKES Olivia Neely and Holly Tucker painting at the art event. ''Picture: Sarah Standing (14497-1541)

Everyone is welcome to join in the free event, which will create a large piece of art to be displayed at the Ashcroft Art Centre when it is finished.

Shopping centre manager Mike Taylor said: ‘This is such a good way of expressing people’s thoughts and memories of Fareham. I’m sure we will have a wonderful piece of art at the end of it.’

Mark Davies, from Fareham Art Group, said members of the group had been enjoying meeting all the artists who have been calling by to create the masterpiece.

Mr Davies said: ‘We are helping out with this idea to try and draw out the artist in everybody by getting people in to paint what Fareham means to them. It’s been busy but it’s great.’

ARTY Patrick Neely from Fareham. Picture: Sarah Standing (14497-1517)

ARTY Patrick Neely from Fareham. Picture: Sarah Standing (14497-1517)

Friends Lily Adair, 11, Lucy Gell, 10, Chloe Watts, 11, and Amelia Stone went along on Monday and decided to paint the historic cinemas of Fareham.

Lucy said: ‘It’s fun to be here with my friends painting. I like it and it’s good to be out during half-term.’

The event continues every day until Sunday, from 10am until 4pm. It is free to enter and every participant will be entered into a prize draw to win an art supplies package from The Works.