Moulton breeding ground for artists

Since moving to Moulton Katie Stanney has been encouraged in her art by Mary Brice.

Katie in turn has inspired her husband John to take up art.

Now the three of them – plus Katie’s sister Jan Bee of Swineshead – make up a group called Mixed Palettes, which is exhibiting for the whole of October in the Geest Gallery at Ayscoughfee Hall Museum in Spalding .

In the meantime, Katie is exhibiting in Handmade in Moulton, showing her specialism, which is trees.

Katie, who has always painted for pleasure, works mainly in acrylics, taking inspiration from nature, with scenes sketched, photographed or, more recently, roughed out on an iPad before being turned into a piece of art in the studio Katie and John share in their garden.

Katie also belongs to Spalding Arts & Crafts Society which exhibits and sells at Ayscoughfee Cafe in Spalding. The annual exhibition is at the Geest Gallery from May 2-29.

Handmade in Moulton is from May 3-6, from 10am to 5pm and 10am to 4pm on Monday.

Refreshments include bacon butties, treacle tart and apple pie.