Classic artist the subject of heritage talk

James Owen's watercolour view 'Rough Sea' showing Splash Point and the'Queen's Hotel from where James Owen's watercolour views were sold to visitors to the town.

James Owen's watercolour view 'Rough Sea' showing Splash Point and the'Queen's Hotel from where James Owen's watercolour views were sold to visitors to the town.

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THE WORK of James Owen, the artist whose watercolours of Eastbourne captured the character of the town in postcard form 100 years ago, is the subject of a talk at the Heritage Centre on Wednesday (July 25).

The speaker is Russell Owen, great-great-grandson of the artist, who will show his collection of James Owen’s work and provide a personal insight into the artist.
Entry fee is £3 which includes refreshments before the talk and a visit to the Picturesque Postcards exhibition featuring the work of Owen and fellow postcard artist A.L.Quinton. Tea is served at 3.30pm followed by the talk at 4.30.

Tickets can be purchased in advance from the Heritage Centre at 2 Carlisle Road, or booked by phone on 411189.

All proceeds go to support the Eastbourne Heritage Centre, a registered charity run by volunteers.