Home turned into a gallery for exhibition

Artists Denise Thompson (left) and Lisa Empson.
Artists Denise Thompson (left) and Lisa Empson.

A PICTURESQUE home on the Headland will be transformed into a gallery with dozens of paintings on display.

More than 50 pieces of art will be on show at 3 York Place, on the Headland, the home of Lisa Empson, this Sunday.

The 60-year-old is a semi-retired English teacher, but started painting around four years ago.

She has since held three exhibitions in her own home and says she organises the displays to give artists the confidence to show off their work.

Lisa has done exactly that this weekend with local artists from Hartlepool and Billingham “buzzing” to have their work on display.

Lisa, who grew up on the Headland before moving away and later moving back to the area, said: “This fabulous house lends itself perfectly to a gallery.

“I’ll never forget the confidence I got from having my work on display for the very first time, I want to give other artists that opportunity.

“I will always involve artists who have had work in exhibitions before, but it’s also very important to me to give people the chance to put their paintings on display for the first time as well.”

Paul Taylor, Kathleen Nevin and Denise Thompson are among the artists whose paintings will take pride of place in the gallery.

The exhibition will be open from 10am-4pm this Sunday, April 13.

But for those who can’t make it along, Lisa, who will have her work on show, will once again be swinging open her front doors to display the paintings on Sunday, April 20, also from 10am-4pm.

Admission on both days is free.