The prestigious Royal Tunbridge Wells Art Society is celebrating the most successful exhibition in its 80-year history.
Three artists sold a total of 60 paintings priced from £15 to £350 in the show, which ran from July 22 until Monday night at their centre in The Pantiles Lower Walk. The artists were new Chairman Sue Clark, Ian Kesterton and Terry Gibbs.
“We can’t believe it,” said Sue Clark. “Hundreds of people came and we are floating about on cloud nine. It was our most successful exhibition to date.
“And some people, including a former chairman, said it was the best exhibition by the society they had ever seen.”
Local sculptor Louise Giblin opened the show at the packed Private View on the first night and they also held a late-night opening during the Jazz on The Pantiles entertainment, which brought in even more art lovers.
Two more exhibitions follow hot on the heels of their success from this Saturday – artists Ian Milner, Jean Lockwood and Katherine Brodie will show their paintings until August 15, followed by Peter Cernis and John Killens from August 20-29.