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Cotswold artist to open exhibition at Corinium Museum

An exhibition of work by Cotswold artist Simon Morriss inspired by Cirencester and the surrounding areas is going on show in the town.

Keeping it Local - Art by Simon Morriss is running at the Corinium Museum from Monday, May 17, to Sunday, June 27.

After a career in architecture, Simon returned to study, gaining a Foundation Degree in Creative Practice from the University of the West of England and, in 2014, an MA in Fine Art from Birmingham Institute of Art and Design.

He has exhibited with the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, in the Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition and at the Royal West of England Academy.

In 2012, he was elected an associate member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art and promoted to full membership in 2016. More locally he is a member of Fosseway Artists.

Siimon said: "'Keeping it local' is something we've all had to do too much over the last year but 'keeping it local' does also provide the opportunity to explore and find beauty in our own neighbourhoods.

"I hope these paintings demonstrate something of that rich local environment, whether the streets of Cirencester, the woodlands of Cirencester Park or the details and patterns of bare branches in winter hedgerows."

See more of Simon's work at www.simonmorriss.com 

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