Exhibition shows off top work by Portsmouth artists

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AN art exhibit showcased more than 500 works.

The Portsmouth and Hampshire Art Society held its 104th exhibition at Portsmouth Cathedral in Old Portsmouth.

President of the society, Barry Green, opened the event before the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Councillor Steven Wyllie viewed all the exhibits. More than 40 of the works were bought over 10 days.

Andy Housego picked up the top prize from Hiscock Gallery with his painting The Deepening Pool. He also won a public vote for his work Fantasy Window.

Second prize went to Columbina Betti Snow’s painting Monopoli-Puglia. Third went to David Fright for his painting of Bowl of Blush Pears.