THE latest exhibition in Chippenham Museum's Artspace season has been taking place with the work of Doreen Heaton Potworowska on display.

Running until July 26, the season is dedicated to showcasing the best of new and local art with a change of programme every two weeks.

Doreen Heaton Potworowska (1930-2014) studied at the Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, in the early 1950s where she was taught by and later married the Polish artist Peter Potworowski.

Her abstract paintings show the influence of this marriage and draw on her experience of life in Poland. Mr Potworowski arrived in Britain in1943, having escaped Nazi Germany’s occupation of Poland.

In 1952 he became Professor of Painting at Corsham. Doreen met him and became his assistant before their relationship grew with contemporaries describing the relationship as an immediate meeting of minds and ideals.

After an unsuccessful spell at teaching for Doreen the couple moved to Poland in 1958 as Peter was offered a teaching job there.

They lived in Poland before getting married shortly before Peter's death in 1962.

In 1963 Doreen had a one woman show at the Drian Gallery in London which proved a great success but she continued to live in Poland before returning to England in the 1980s.

The exhibition continues until this Saturday (June 15) and is open from 10am to 4pm.