A painting by Chorley artist and businesswoman has brought the ‘Wow’ factor to Chorley town hall.
Jackie Williams created ‘Chorley Springtime’ which shows popular landmarks in the town and is now being displayed in the town hall reception, creating a warm welcome to visitors.
Jackie who has run local design agency Primary Graphics Ltd for over 25 years has returned to her old love of painting having studied fine art in Bristol.
She started the Chorley painting last spring, inspired by the wild flower displays around the area and on roundabouts and the ‘Evaders’ Chelsea Flower Show exhibit, which was on display at the Chorley Flower Show last summer.
She said: “I wanted to encapsulate the ‘feel good’ factor there seems to be about the town in recent years.
“As a business person I have attended many of the ‘Choose Chorley’ events and have been impressed by the way the council are working to make life better forbusinesses and residents.
“I want visitors to see a positive view of the town, the landmarks and the countryside we enjoy.
“I am very proud that it is being displayed by the Council in this way.”
Councilor Peter Wilson, who oversees resources at Chorley Council, added: “The painting looks great in the reception of the town hall and provides a warm welcome to visitors. As part of our ‘check out Chorley’ campaign, we’re really keen to promote Chorley’s attractions and this painting helps to do just that.”
Jackie is now working on a follow-up Chorley winter scene.
Jackie renewed her enthusiasm for painting by joining Lodge Artists, a local art group, four years ago and has helped them since then with
their publicity, with a website and advertising for their various exhibitions.