Mansfield artist paints a picture of studio life with open day

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After acquiring new premises one renowned painter in Mansfield is throwing open her studio doors and inviting people to look around.

Julia Greaves never planned to become a painter but after retiring early and being artistic all her life she has now turned her hand to paintings and sculptures and after waiting 18 months has a studio she can call her own.

The 65-year-old said: “I want to celebrate this achievement with past pupils and residents in the area so everyone is invited along to my open day.”
Sheepbridge Studio will be open Saturday, January 9, 10am-1pm and Sunday, January 10, 11am-1pm.

“I want to show of my work and get people excited about art again.”

Julia has painted the official portrait of the former mayor of Mansfield Tony Egginton as well a mural for St Edwards school hall.

She also teaches art classes in a variety of different mediums and is hoping the open day will attract new students.
She added: “I love what I do and want to pass on my passion to others.”