Leslie Keys exhibition at Louth Museum

ARTIST Leslie Keys, who lived and worked in Louth for over 30 years until his death in 2005, is featured in a new exhibition at Louth Museum.

It runs from September 8 until October 31 in museum hours – Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.

He lived in Queen Street, and ran his advertising business, Kempton & Keys, with his partner Ivy Kempton.

His greatest artistic success was won on the quaysides of Grimsby, Goole and Immingham or in many of the world’s harbours. He was completely at home painting every kind of trawler, ship or boat, unloading or loading, or leaving port.

These watercolours have a monumental scale which belies their small size.

Even more reason to come this Saturday September 8 is that, as part of Lincolnshire’s Heritage Open Days, entry to the museum is free for that day.