TWO Colne Valley friends are hosting a joint art exhibition at Marsden Mechanics Hall.
Paintings by Gail Button and Jenny Parkin are on show until the end of December, priced from £70.
The pair, both 32, have been friends since they were at Greenhead College together, where they studied art, as well as English and history.
Huddersfield University graduate Gail, of Golcar, is now a decorative illustrator and a mum to Tom, aged five. Her work is inspired by nature and the seasons.
Gail says: "My latest body of work also has an Oriental flavour. I've painted Chinese dolls and ornamental fish, as well as the butterflies, birds' eggs and bees that are so evocative of the British summer."
Former Examiner journalist Jenny, of Longwood, works in public relations in Manchester and is studying fine art part time at Leeds College of Art.
She says: "I'm best-known for my leftfield depictions of ice-cream vans and pop art-style grids of custard creams.
"But in this exhibition there's only one ice-cream van and no biscuits at all!
"Some of my latest pictures were prompted by a trip to the Leeds Road fair, with its irresistible bright lights and thumping music.
"Plus, you can't be a Huddersfield artist and not paint Castle Hill. So I've a picture of this landmark too.
"I painted it and my photographer friend Dave Cowan said: 'Jenny, you've turned Castle Hill into a big trifle!' So that's what the picture is called, Turning Castle Hill Into A Big Trifle."
Opening times are Mondays and Wednesdays 2 to 7pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am to 1pm, Fridays 2 to 5.30pm, Saturdays 9.30am to 1pm.