Harpenden Arts Club was delighted with the success of its 60th Annual Art Exhibition at the Harpenden Public Halls.

The club says its reputation for putting on an inspiring and well displayed exhibition of quality work is growing, and this was reflected in the number of people who visited.

A total of 66 works were sold over exhibition's three days at Harpenden Public Halls, beating the 56 artworks bought last year.

Among comments was one by Gerry Wilmer of St Albans, who said: “Amazing! Fantastic variety of beautiful work!”

Roy Bentley, the chairman of Harpenden Arts Club, said: “The feedback from visitors was so positive – people really enjoyed seeing such a wide range of styles and subjects.

"Art is so subjective – some loved the colourful abstract paintings, others were inspired by the detailed landscapes in oil, yet more were taken with the loose splashy seascapes or the atmospheric watercolours.

"Each visitor seemed to find something to really uplift them, and many decided to buy them too. We are privileged to have so many talented local artists exhibiting their work with us.

“Also, we would like to thank the supportive staff at the Harpenden Public Halls and the huge team of volunteers who helped to put the exhibition together, and run it, as these events cannot work without a lot of people lending a hand and working together. What a team.”

The Harpenden Arts Club runs a weekly programme of artist demonstrations, life drawing sessions and art technique workshops most Thursday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the Harpenden Public Halls.

Taster sessions cost £3 and new members are always welcome. For more information see their website www.harpendenartsclub or find Harpenden Arts Club on Facebook.