MENSTON Arts Club has not been able to meet since Covid 19 curtailed normal activities.

While weekly meetings at Kirklands Community Centre have not been able to take place this has not stopped the enthusiastic members from painting. An online competition has been running for two months. The pictures submitted have been on the club’s website ( without identifying names but with the medium, dimensions and titles of the works.

The well known, highly talented local artist, Jeremy Taylor was prevailed upon to take on the challenging task of judging and the results are out now. All the entries can be seen online.

Chair Judith Tomlinson said: “We are hoping the club will be in a position to reopen soon, under whatever restrictions are deemed necessary but we have to be guided by the current situation.

“Meanwhile Menston Arts Club Committee and members hope the pictures can be enjoyed by as many people as possible.”

Menston Arts Club lockdown competition winners:1st Tracey Krupianka High Royds, Acrylic; runners up Julie Bruce, Treasure Hunt, mixed media and Carol Gaunt, Burano Venice, Acrylic; Winner of the Floral Section: Christine Thomas, Cherry Blossom Time, Pastel.

Recommended: Judith Tomlinson, A Friend from Overseas, chalk/ charcoal; Tracey Krupianka, Arthington Viaduct, acrylic; Sara Hargreaves, Ammonite, water colour; Rob Thomson, Porto Old Town,water colour; Susan Crowther, Lilies, pastel; Julie Bruce, Llanddwyn Island, acrylic; Joan Loach, Indian Lady, Pastel; Diane Beaumont, London Smog in the 60s, acrylic; Annette Warnes, Lockdown in Northcliffe Park, water colour; Jeanette Dewhurst, Evening in Venice:inspired by George MacNeil, acrylic.