THE work of a Swindon artist will be displayed in the town centre.

Frank Quinton brought the changing landscape of Swindon to life with vivid watercolours which captured moments in time across 60 years.

John Stooke was a good friend of the 97-year-old, who he described as quiet, kind and self-effacing. John decided to write a book about Frank's life, creations, and legacy. Any profits will be donated to motor neurone disease charities.

In Frank's memory, he is hosting an exhibition in the Brunel Shopping Centre which will highlight some of Frank's work and explore his youth, war service, and contribution to the town's art and heritage.

It will be on the first floor from Saturday to Wednesday, 10am until 5.30pm.

Among the displays are more than 100 seaside postcards Frank designed in the 1950s and sold in their thousands.

John said: "We first met in the late 1970s when I owned a small art gallery in the Brunel Centre. We stayed in touch over more than 40 years until in 2019, when in the depths of advanced dementia, Frank quietly passed away in Whitbourne House nursing home.

"I wanted a serious testament to his work in not just creating beautiful art, but in meticulously recording changing Swindon over almost 60 years."

Barry Laidler was a contemporary of Frank's back in the day. He said: “I held Frank in very highest regard both as a person and as a fine artist. His depictions of corner shops and back alleys in Swindon were consistently worthy of retention in the Swindon collection. Sadly at the time their buyers preferred more avant-garde investments than the kind of art I think Swindon people perhaps might like to see?”