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Ironton library has art exhibit on display

A retrospective collection of 23 original paintings by artist Diane Smallwood is currently on display at the Briggs Lawrence County Public Library in Ironton.

Smallwood and her husband, Jerry Arthur, live in Rome Township, which is also the location of her Cricklewood Art Studio.

Smallwood said she was always interested in art, but as a wife, mother of three and a nurse, she was always very busy. In the 1980s, she began taking art more seriously, and started painting in oils but eventually began painting in all other media.

She said she enjoys painting all subject matter, but her passion is drawing and painting children, flowers, birds and landscapes.

Smallwood can be contacted at smallwoodart@yahoo.com to purchase a painting, order a commission or schedule painting classes.

The Briggs Lawrence County Public Library is located at 321 S. Fourth St., Ironton, and the exhibit will be on display through Saturday, Feb. 16.