Skegness art exhibition is SO inspiring

An artwork from the SO Inspired exhibition
An artwork from the SO Inspired exhibition

As part of the SO Festival, the Embassy Theatre Skegness is celebrating the abundance of local talent with a seven week art exhibition.

‘SO Inspired’ is taking place in collaboration with Coast and Wolds ‘Art on the Map’.

All of the art is relevant to the local area, featuring scenes from locations including Mablethorpe and Gibraltar Point.

The exhibition consists of work by seven professional artists all working with ‘Art on the Map’ and living in Lincolnshire and the Wolds.

Bob Armstrong - Working at his studio in Fotheby near Louth, Bob paints mainly mixed media and pastel landscapes of the wilder and quieter parts of Lincolnshire.

Bridget Jones – Light and sunshine pervade renowned Louth teacher Bridget’s watercolour and oil paintings of landscapes from the West Country as well as Norfolk and Lincolnshire.

Barbara Melling - Barbara’s impressive range of work features batik, drawing, feltmaking, painting and textiles, often using wax resist techniques to create pictures, wall hangings and wearable and useable textiles. She runs regular year round classes at her studio in Wainfleet St Mary.

Steve Neal - Although Steve’s work is constantly changing it always features strong colours and textures and often stylised figures. He is currently working in mosaic, papier mache and even cement in addition to painting. Steve also lives in the Lincolnshire Wolds.

Sheila Pearce - At her studio in North Somecotes Sheila creates kiln-formed glass in decorative, functional and abstract forms. Her work is influenced by sources of light and colour from the natural world.

Tina Robson - Originally from the North East, Tina has now settled amongst the undulating landscape of the Lincolnshire Wolds and draws her inspiration from the rolling agricultural vistas and vast, wild coastal expanses of her local environment.

Peter Wood - A multi talented artist whose interests range widely reflecting influences from his travel experiences to many parts of the world. In this exhibition we will see just Peter’s colourful paintings but his other interests include wood working and ceramics as well as photography and film making.

In addition he runs courses and workshops at his Theddlethorpe studio.

The exhibition starts Thursday June 26 and finishing Sunday, September 7. Throughout the six weeks holidays each artist will be running weekend workshops, presenting demonstrations of their work and chatting to visitors of the gallery. For more information visit