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Embassy exhibition for lifeboat funds

By East Lindsey Target  |  Posted: December 04, 2013

LIFEBOATS LIKENESS: Malcolm Tait with his completed painting of the Skegness lifeboats.

LIFEBOATS LIKENESS: Malcolm Tait with his completed painting of the Skegness lifeboats.

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AN artist has launched a unique interactive project which will raise funds for the two Skegness lifeboats.

Local artist Malcolm Tait will create a series of large colour sketches of places, events and institutions at the heart of Skegness life.

He will sell prints to raise cash for the RNLI service in the town – and hold an exhibition of his work in the Embassy Theatre's Evening Gallery.

"Funds will be raised in two ways. Firstly, prints of each of the works will be made," Mr Tait said.

"Secondly during the exhibition which runs from February 14 until May 6 next year all the works will be for sale by sealed bids.

"There is no reserve on any of the works so you could bag yourself a bargain.

"To be part of this project, register by email to info@malcolmtait.co.uk and express an interest and you will be kept up-to-date.

"Registering also gets you a free invitation to the preview on February 14 at the Embassy."

Mr Tait will also be showing two completed artworks of Skegness life – 'Clock Tower' and 'Skegness Lifeboats' – at Barclays Bank in the town on Friday, December 20.

All of the images are made on paper with charcoal acrylic and pastel, which is then bonded to rigid boards and varnished.

Six images in total will include the two already completed, a third of donkeys on the beach, a fourth of the stained glass windows from St Matthews' Church, a street scene from Skegness Carnival and a compilation of the seaside arcades.

Mr Tait has also promised to complete a seventh painting – to be decided this will be done by a vote among people who register.

Email info@malcolmtait.co.uk or call 01754 873803.

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