HUNDREDS attended the studio of a group of 17 New Barnet painters for their first collaborative exhibition at the weekend.

The two-day exhibit was viewed by about 700 people, including Barnet Mayor, Councillor Lisa Rutter and more than 50 paintings were sold.

The group, named 17@Insight, comprises former students of Insight School of Art who have come together through their common passion for painting.

Cllr Rutter said: "I think this is a fabulous building and all the work exhibited by all the 17 artists are absolutely fantastic. Congratulations to them all."

The exhibition was held at the group's studio in Lancaster Road, New Barnet.