Iconic images at gallery birthday

An exhibition featuring paintings by Frank Scott of scenes in Harborough is being held at Croft Wingates to celebrate their 40th anniversary
An exhibition featuring paintings by Frank Scott of scenes in Harborough is being held at Croft Wingates to celebrate their 40th anniversary

An art shop in Harborough is celebrating its 40th anniversary by hosting an exhibition of iconic paintings of the town.

Croft Wingates opened in 1975 and has occupied its present home off St Mary’s Road since 2002.

An exhibition featuring paintings by Frank Scott of scenes in Harborough is being held at Croft Wingates to celebrate their 40th anniversary

An exhibition featuring paintings by Frank Scott of scenes in Harborough is being held at Croft Wingates to celebrate their 40th anniversary

To help celebrate their anniversary, the shop is bringing together a collection of images painted by Frank Scott, which show familiar street scenes in Harborough.

The iconic paintings were originally completed in the 1990s but are being reworked and produced as a limited edition of 20, each of which will be signed by Frank and hand embellished with a remarque which will be unique to each print.

John Snape, director of Croft Wingates, said: “A special preview is taking place in the gallery on Sunday, November 15, from midday to 4pm, where Frank will be on hand to discuss his work.”

Many of Frank’s original paintings will be on display at the event, with some of them available to purchase for the first time.

Mr Snape added: “We are very pleased to bring this collection together and have Frank join us here in the gallery.

“This is a truly unique opportunity to buy the work of a talented artist.”

Some of Frank’s paintings include images of Harborough Railway Station, the High Street including the Old Grammar School and the former Harborough Cattle Market.

For more information about the event at Croft Wingates, contact them directly on 01858 465455.

After being founded in 1975, in 2002 Croft Wingates moved into its purpose-built gallery.

Mr Snape said: “We now have nearly 2,000 sq ft over two floors showing some of the most interesting work from both established and up and coming artists in a friendly atmosphere where you can look around at your leisure.”

For information visit www.croftwingates.co.uk.