"This will be the first exhibition for some of our new members," explains Art Society president Ann Rayment. "Some of our group will be exposing their artistic talent for the first time."
On display will be results of activity during the Society's Saturday morning painting sessions at the Senior Citizens Rooms in Wade Avenue.
Artist Lynne McQuillan, winner of the inaugural Penny Paniz Art Prize, is one member who has found this time beneficial.
"It's good working together and it's a friendly group of people," said Mrs McQuillan. "We share skills and enthusiasm."
She remarks that a new expressive approach has started creeping into her artwork since joining the Art Society Saturday sessions. "I think it comes from Ann," said Mrs McQuillan. "Now instead of reaching for a brown shade, I'll reach for an orange."
"It's refreshing to get together and glean something from each other's work," agrees Ms Rayment. "It's good to show your ideas. Everyone soaks up information about techniques and artists."
Come and soak up the results at The Roxy Gallery between 9am and 4pm from Friday 11 October until Sunday 13th. The official opening will start at 6pm on Thursday 10th.