Two MPs attneded an opening preview at a Maldon gallery.

Culture secretary and MP for Maldon, John Whittingdale, and Priti Patel, MP for Witham, attended a preview evening at The Maeldune Centre to admire work by artist John Durham.

With 100 guests at the event, Mr Durham sold six paintings, a record for the gallery on Market Hill.

The exhibition runs at the gallery until August 4.