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Middlesbrough artist's work used to brighten up shopping arcade
THE work of one of the region’s most gifted artists has brightened up a town centre shopping arcade.
Paintings by Glynn Porteous have been showcased on shutters in Middlesbrough’s Samuel’s Arcade, the walkway which leads from Linthorpe Road North to the Dundas Arcade, as part of a series of improvements.
Mr Porteous died 10 years ago in 2003. However, his widow Rene Porteous said it was “wonderful” that his work was being exhibited in such a public manner.
She said: “I’m doing everything I can to raise awareness of his work and the way this has been done is wonderful.
“It’s bringing art to the people and I know it’s already being appreciated - people have said it looks marvellous.
“I am very touched by it because it’s as if Glynn was still here.”
The Linthorpe Road North area improvements also include deep cleaning public realm, cleaning and fixing the clock on the canopy, removing graffiti and installing flower arrangements.
Mr Porteous’ work has been exhibited in national galleries including Mima in Middlesbrough. To see the original painting by Glynn used for the display you can join a free behind the scene tour on the last Friday of every month at Mima, 2pm to 3pm, booking required on 01642 726713 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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