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Former police detective displays his painting talent at Yarmouth exhibition

PUBLISHED: 14:20 27 September 2018

Falklands veteran Rickie Botwright has been invited to a special commemoration hosted by Prince Charles.
Rickie back home in Gorleston with his invitation.
Photo: Nick Butcher
Copy: Miles Jermy
For: GYM
EDP pics © 2007
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Falklands veteran Rickie Botwright has been invited to a special commemoration hosted by Prince Charles. Rickie back home in Gorleston with his invitation. Photo: Nick Butcher Copy: Miles Jermy For: GYM EDP pics © 2007 (01603) 772434

EDP pics © 2007

Retired Norfolk police detective Rickie Botwright will be among those displaying their talents at an art exhibition.

I piece by Rachel Thomas which is included in the Eastern Contemporary Artists exhibition Picture: suppliedI piece by Rachel Thomas which is included in the Eastern Contemporary Artists exhibition Picture: supplied

The 55-year-old is chairman of Eastern Contemporary Artists, a group of around a dozen artists connected by shared aims and a passion for their work.

Close to 60 works are being hung in Great Yarmouth Library galleries, ready for the public to view from Saturday evening.

Mr Botwright, from Bradwell, picked up a paintbrush as therapy to cope with PTSD just a few years ago and has since won a clutch of a awards for his moody, churning seascapes.

The former Royal Marine said it was the group’s third exhibition but their first at the library.

Works by Edward Bush are included in the Eastern Contemporary Artists exhibition Picture: suppliedWorks by Edward Bush are included in the Eastern Contemporary Artists exhibition Picture: supplied

Among those displaying their work are Lesley Storey, Geoffrey Chatten, Rachel Thomas and Edward Bush.

Most of the works are for sale and there will also be some unframed paintings and prints on offer.

The exhibition runs from Monday October 1 to Saturday October 6, 10-4pm.

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