AN artist from Ellesmere Port has opened a new exhibition in Chester.

The new exhibition of 24 colourful 1930s-style posters, inspired by famous Chester and North-West landmarks, is being held at the Chester Grosvenor Museum.

The posters are the work of artist Nicky Thompson, whose previous vintage railway poster exhibition achieved widespread national acclaim. The free exhibition runs until March 15 and for more information, go to

Nicky Thompson's posters, characterised by blocky, vibrant colours feature images of Chester (Cathedral, Race Course, Town Crier, Roman Centurian and Christmas-inspired prints), Chester Zoo, Liverpool, Tatton Park, Frodsham and Helsby.

Mr Thompson, 49, from Ellesmere Port, is the owner of boutique Chester design studio Lemondrop Creative and is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Chester.

He said: “This free exhibition is on display at Chester’s Grosvenor Museum until 15 March and I hope that they inspire visitors to visit Chester and the region and explore the wonderful sights on our doorstep.”

He was joined at the preview by his mother Margaret Mary Thompson, who has lived in Ellesmere Port for most of her life.

She said: “We are extremely pleased and proud of this exhibition. Our family is artistic but not all in the same way. I like drawing, his cousin runs Ellesmere Port’s ‘Holly Rose’ Flower Shop and other members of the family are musicians.”