Artist’s first show

89-year-old artist Mavis Asplin, of Church View residential unit, Hatfield, opens her very first exhibition, at Ash Hill Academy. She is pictured with students l-r James Findlay, and Kieran Langton, both 13.  Picture: Liz Mockler D2094LM
89-year-old artist Mavis Asplin, of Church View residential unit, Hatfield, opens her very first exhibition, at Ash Hill Academy. She is pictured with students l-r James Findlay, and Kieran Langton, both 13. Picture: Liz Mockler D2094LM
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A TALENTED artist has put on her first ever art exhibition - aged 89.

Modest Mavis Asplin, who lives at Church View Care Home in Hatfield, has drawn and painted most of her life but has never shown her work in public before.

Care home workers saw her paintings and jumped at the chance to exhibit her work at Ash Hill Academy as part of a partnership with he school.

Home manager Simon Shires said: “The display of about 15 examples of Mavis’ embroidery and watercolours has been really well received.

“She’s very bashful about her work but it’s all absolutely beautiful and she’s got a real talent.”

The artwork features images of geisha women as well as landscape pictures of East Lincolnshire, where Mavis spent much of her life.