March’s affordable art fair draws crowd

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AFFORDABLE Art came to March town hall last weekend with an exhibition opened by local MP, Steve Barclay.

Exhibits ranged from erotic paintings to craftwork and pastel drawings of family pets.

The exhibition saw works from local artists on show, with Chatters artist Richard Savage proving to be a major draw.

Richard, who has been a commercial artist for over 20 years, was recently selected from more than 1,000 entries to exhibit at the Cork Street Open Exhibition in London’s Piccadilly.

Steve Barclay who has been a strong supporter of the arts locally since his election said: ‘I was delighted to open the March Affordable Art Fair. It just shows what fantastic talent we have here in North East Cambridgeshire.’

He added: “I am also committed to helping develop the next generation of artists which is why I have been working with the community in Wisbech to help establish an artist in residence at St Peter and St Paul Church to build on the recent grant of £100,000 awarded by the Church of England.”