A PENSIONER'S detailed drawings of Colchester and north Essex are being exhibited in Dovercourt.

Alan Pursey, who lives in Dovercourt, travelled via campervan around the county with his late wife June when they were younger and sketched drawings of the buildings they came across.

But the 89-year-old only started showing others his sketches last year at a bereavement cafe following June's death.

Suzanne Howe, from United in Kind, and Kirsti Ayling, from Friends and Neighbours Essex, met Alan after they discovered he had shown his bereavement cafe friends his artwork.

The pair then decided to hold a one-day exhibition of Alan’s work at Rosebank Park, in Dovercourt, in January as he had always dreamed of having his work published.

Following the success of the first exhibition, the Harwich Arts and Heritage Centre, in Dovercourt, is now running a two-week exhibition of his work.

Kirsti said: "He held an exhibition in January and Alan was worried people would not be interested in what he had to offer.

"For this exhibition about 60 pieces of art will be on show.

"It's given Alan something to look forward to and he has been hunting in his man cave to find more of his work.

"A lot of the work will be his works of Colchester landmarks."

The exhibition launched on Monday, February 3.