A FORMER Plume School pupil will put her artwork on display from Saturday.

Sylvia Paul, who previously lived in Latchingdon and Bradwell on Sea, will be holding her Celebrate Sixty exhibition at Upstairs at The Minories in Colchester.

Ms Paul, who now lives in Harwich, will have her work on display until July 30.

“Having been a student at The Plume School Maldon and then Colchester School of Art between 1972 and 1974 it seems appropriate to hold my exhibition in the town,” said Sylvia, who regularly exhibits throughout the UK and has held two solo shows in Japan.

“This will be the first time I have shown the diversity of my art in one exhibition.

“The oil paintings are vibrant and loosely painted with a knife and subject matter includes still life and landscapes with inspiration from the local countryside.

“The collages combine paper fragments and acrylic paint in layers and the subjects range from abstract to street scenes. Inspiration from Japan can be seen in this work and also in my textile art in which I often use silk Kimono remnants.

“A series of concealed faces in textiles will form part of the exhibition prior to being shown at The Festival of Quilts at the NEC, Birmingham with the group Art Textiles Made in Britain.”

There will be a free prize draw of a painting chosen by Sylvia, for those who attend the show and she will draw the winner at the end of the exhibition.

There will be two free painting demonstrations at 1.30pm on Tuesday, July 26 painting in oils over acrylic with a knife and at 1.30pm on Thursday, July 28 acrylic with collage.