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From the bizarre to sublime at pub show

By Canterbury Times  |  Posted: August 10, 2012

  • Canterbury: Dublin-born artist Darrie Payne, 53, is holding his first solo English show in Chilham where he now lives. Picture: Elephant

  • COUNTING SHEEP: Photograph by Darrie Payne

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DUBLIN artist Darrie Payne is staging his first solo art show in Chilham where he now lives.

He is showing 30 pieces, from life drawings and cartoons to photographs at the White Horse pub in the village square.

Darrie, a professional illustrator and sculptor, admitted: "It is unusual to show pictures of an elephant enjoying a glass of red wine in the same show as a graceful life-drawing and an image of sunrise glinting on freshly fallen woodland snow.

"But I am inspired to make art in so many ways.

"Everything is of the same quality whether it is quirky or serious. Each piece has been selected specially. Hopefully someone will fall in love with it and buy it."

Pencil and pastel A3 life-drawings, irreverent animal cartoons and photographs of Canterbury and surrounding areas taken on his Nikon D7000 digital camera start at £75 and go up to £160.

The exhibition runs during pub opening hours until Tuesday August 28.

For details e-mail darriebp@gmail.com

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