Carolann gives her Lowry-style paintings a Tod twist

Artist Carolann Trustlove-Smith with her Lowry-style paintings at her Platform One studio, Todmorden
Artist Carolann Trustlove-Smith with her Lowry-style paintings at her Platform One studio, Todmorden

AN artist has created paintings based on the work of LS Lowry - but with a Todmorden twist.

Carolann Trustlove-Smith, of Nutfield Street, Todmorden, has produced Lowry-style paintings but with Todmorden buildings such as the town hall in the background.

Carolann, a lifelong fan of Lowry’s art, was inspired after a surprise visit to Berwick-on-Tweed organised by her partner Richard as a birthday treat.

While staying in the town, she discovered that it was home to the Lowry Trail, a collection of his paintings of Berwick.

“I couldn’t believe it,” Carolann said. “Suddenly I had all the inspiration I needed.

“I did a couple of doodles - not a patch on Lowry - then less than a week later I went into my studio at Platform One and drew and painted my first Lowry-inspired painting.”

She has gone on to paint several more.

Some of her designs have been made into cards and are on sale at Todmorden Information Centre, where she is a volunteer.

Money raised from sales of the cards will be donated to Age Concern Todmorden.

Carolann thanked Richard, art tutor Jack Jarman and everyone at Platform One Gallery for their support.