PAINTINGS from local artists are to go on display in a rather unusual venue - a local DIY store. Images by around 10 members of Wembley Art Society are to be hung in the model kitchens and bathrooms of a newly refurbished section of Harrow Weald's Homebase store.
The opening night of the exhibition at the High Road store will be held on Tuesday, November 18, between 6pm and 9pm, when the painters will be on hand to talk about their work and the society.
Homebase manager Dean SaoudEaston and his staff will also be able to answer questions related to the new kitchens, bathrooms and furniture they have on show.
Wembley Art Society chairman Brian Collins says: "The store manager saw some of our work at a Kodak exhibition and he came up with the idea of coming together to show some original work.
"We had a selection committee of four members to choose which they thought were the best quality paintings and we decided upon 20 to 25 pieces. There'll be watercolours, acrylics, watercolours and still lifes."
Customers looking for a new shower or coffee table will be able to view, and even buy, locally-produced pictures at the same time.
Brian says: "It's a one-off. You have to try new things these days.
"You can keep displaying in a library but it's boring as hell. This is something a little bit different.
"You can go to Ikea and buy a print and put it on a wall because it's the right colour.
" But our art is an investment, and we have good artists, several of whom have had work shown up in London."