TALENTED artists showcased their colourful work at an exhibition in Mistley.

Acorn Village, a charity for adults with learning disabilities, held an art show on Tuesday night at its base in Clacton Road.

For the exhibition Acorn Village’s artists were awarded certificates for their paintings, creations, collages and drawings.

The certificates were awarded by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Essex Nigel Spencer.

An Acorn Village spokesman said: “The art exhibition is a showcase of just some of the talent the Acorn Artists along with their staff and volunteers have undertaken at the Acorn Village charity.

“We were very honoured to have the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Essex, Nigel Spencer, along with his colleague An join the artists and hand out certificates and goodie bags. The Acorn Artists proudly showed their individual pieces and discussed their ideas behind the incredible work.”

Acorn Village artist Louise said: “It was good to show people my work, I painted the Grayson Perry House on the mural.

“The atmosphere was good, we work well together as a team.”

The artists have also designed a mural at Manningtree Train Station which is on display to the public.