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Marine art made from the white stuff.

Byline: ELEANOR BARLOW

AN ARTIST who uses Tipp-Ex instead of paint is putting his work on display in Flint Library.

Alan Jones, 69, from Rhewl, Mostyn, paints marine scenes with white correction fluid on black card.

His paintings have been on display at Flint Library since Tuesday.

Alan said: "My father was in the Merchant Navy and our family always said we had saltwater in our blood.

"All of my pictures are of marine scenes and most of them include ships. I draw them from memory."

Alan's interest in art started when he was nine and contracted TB.

"I had to be kept in isolation for 12 months so I didn't really have anything to do except draw," he said.

"When I left school and got a job arts went out of the window, but I took early retirement in my 50s and started to draw again. I started experimenting with Tipp-Ex and was amazed at the effect it creates."

The exhibition is the first time Alan's paintings have been on display since he was 13 and had a picture put up in Plas Mawr house in Conwy.

He said: "Painting is just something I do because I enjoy it."

Alan will be donating 15% of the sales from the exhibition in Flint to the RNLI and 15% from the Holywell exhibition will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Alan Jones' unique art
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Feb 4, 2011
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