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Painter Julia Law was at Caistor’s Arts and Heritage Centre earlier today (Saturday, October 3, 2015) to describe her love of working with oils.

Julia, who lives at Branston, near Lincoln, is this month’s featured artist at the centre and her vivid landscapes were on display in the exhibition room.

The painter is a frequent visitor to Caistor as her brother lives here. Her brother’s parents-in-law were among the visitors who called in at a Meet The Artist event as they had not seen her for a long time.

Julia has always been interested in art, “but when I was younger, women didn’t have careers in art and they certainly didn’t do paintings.”

Her parents dissuaded her from going to art college, but in the late 1990s, Julia took the plunge and became a mature student at Lincoln, attached to de Montfort university.

“I absolutely loved it,” she said. “It really opened my eyes. The course introduced me to oil painting – it is what the masters traditionally used.

“You can do so much with oils. You can speed up or slow down the drying process. You can do layers.”

Julia posed with her latest piece, called “The Colours of the Sky” which she completed only last week. “They take weeks and weeks to produce,” she said.

The painter is due to return to the centre on Thursday to give a talk to a local art group and said she would be calling in occasionally while her exhibition continues.

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