Art? Geraldine’s got it covered

LOOKING GOOD Geraldine Craddock with her latest creation.      Picture: Sarah Standing (112024-8134)
LOOKING GOOD Geraldine Craddock with her latest creation. Picture: Sarah Standing (112024-8134)

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QUILT-MAKER Geraldine Craddock proudly shows off her latest work as an art event draws to a close.

Geraldine, a member of the Bourne Quilters, displayed her blue and white diamond piece at Emsworth Community Centre as part of the Havant Arts Trail.

Each year Havant Borough Council encourages artists to open their homes and studios to the public to give them a glimpse of what life is like working as an artist and to provide a chance for painters, sculptors and photographers to show off their work.

The Emsworth event was the second leg of the Arts Trail, with the previous weekend taking in works of artists based at Hayling Island, Havant, Leigh Park and Waterlooville.

At Emsworth Museum, in North Street, there were demonstrations from textile artists who created cards and book covers.

One of the artists taking part in the events was Marian Forster, who initiated the Havant-wide art festival a decade ago.

She said: ‘About 400 visitors came to my house.

‘It was great. I’m used to it now as I’ve been doing it for 10 years.

‘Lots of people came especially to see my lino paintings and I sold quite a few pieces. It was very successful.

‘There were lots of comments from people who said Emsworth was positively buzzing.

‘People could be seen walking around with their trail maps, going to various places. The weather was very kind to us and there was a holiday atmosphere.’