The Mary Boulton Art Exhibition at Burgh Antique Centre
(text kindly supplied by Anthony Boulton)
The Burgh Antique Centre are pleased to announce they are hosting an exhibition of watercolours, painted by the late Mary Boulton.
Mary was a well-known resident of Burgh le Marsh from 1954 – 2017. During this time, she played an active part in the Town, helping to set up the Burgh Museum, and run the Burgh History Group.
Mary was also a keen amateur archaeologist reporting local finds to the Museum in Lincoln. She was a member of the WI, the Wainfleet Flower and Horticultural club, and of St Peter and Paul’s Church, supporting garden fetes, and providing floral displays for a window in the Church, for the important dates in the Christian Calendar.
Although, Mary, had shown artistic promise from an early age, she only took up the brush again, when in her 60’s, when her family had grown up, first trying oils, pencil and charcoal before finding her favoured medium, watercolours.
Mary went for tuition to Mr Ash Buckingham, in Horncastle, before having the confidence to go on and paint what she saw. Unfortunately, later in life, arthritis and poor eyesight, meant she couldn’t continue with her passion.
The Exhibition covers a period of about 15 years from around the 1990’s and illustrates local scenes, interesting buildings, landscapes, wildlife, and floral displays.
Besides the Exhibition, there are 7 rooms stuffed full of interesting antiques, collectables, jewellery and curios and is well worth a visit.
The Centre also hosted the Antiques Road trip earlier in the year and this should be shown on TV in October.
The Burgh Antique and Collectors Centre is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 4pm, and 10 – 2pm on Sundays and is closed on Mondays (except Bank Holidays) enquiries: 07398 530918.