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Madagascar inspires artist's new exhibition

Lynsey with one of her artworks

Lynsey with one of her artworks

NEXT week House of Vic Ryn House in Lisburn will host a new exhibition by local artist Lynsey Auld.

In June 2009 Lynsey, who lives in Moira, held her first public exhibition after graduating from Belfast Art College. It was held to help raise funds for Lynsey and her husband Stephen's trip to Madagascar, where they were going to work as missionaries for two years.

Lynsey and Stephen returned to Lisburn last August after in their words an "amazing" two years.
Since then Lynsey has been working hard trying to capture some of the flavour of life in Madagascar in her recent artwork.

On Wednesday and Thursday evenings on May 30 and 31, Lynsey will be exhibiting and selling her African Inspired Art in the conference room upstairs in Vic Ryn.

The exhibition will be open on those two evenings from 7pm until 9.30pm and there will also be tea, coffee and some tray bakes to enjoy as you view the art.

Entrance to the exhibition is free and all the paintings will be for sale at fixed prices ranging from around £100 £250.

Lynsey said: "Madagascar was just so full of new colours, sights and beauty. The people are beautiful and though it is a poor country economically, it is so rich in many other ways."

Lynsey's last exhibition in 2009 sold out very quickly so get down early to make sure you don't miss out.

All the proceeds from this exhibition will go towards helping Lynsey and Stephen and their new born son Hudson with their up and coming trip to Chicago for further theological studies.

Ulster Star