AN ARTIST opens her new exhibition at a historic Oxford pub tomorrow.

Dorothy Megaw's Oxford Gothic display at The Grapes, in George Street, features 13 oil paintings, each set against a city backdrop with an accompanying story.

The Oxford artist began to paint the pictures when her father died, with one creation, May Morning, combining a story about her dad and the famous annual celebration.

She said: “I began to paint these pictures when my father died, and after they were completed I found words tumbling onto the page as readily as the shapes on the canvas.”

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Another painting, The Invisible Fish Restaurant in Catte Street, celebrates Gloucester Green market, where Ms Megaw regularly sells her art.

The exhibition runs until July 25.