Gallerytop is situated on the junction of the A6 and the B6012 – the approach road to the incredible cultural richness of Chatsworth House and during May we are curating an exhibition of paintings, drawings and prints.
Since the beginning of the year, seven artists have been working in the Chatsworth estate, capturing the magnificent house, gardens and parkland. Their paintings, drawings and prints will be exhibited at gallerytop in Rowsley from Saturday 10 May and runs until the end of June.
Contributing artists are: Chris Prout, Chris Bennett ROI, John Cheall, Liz Churton, Julian Bray, Harry McArdle and Jill Ray
The exhibition starts on Saturday 10 May and runs until the end of June.
Chris is a Northamptonshire painter who we have recently worked with. He brings intensity and intelligence to dynamic impressionist painting. He describes his work as being concerned with “light, space, movement and a sense of place without being overly specific”.
Chris Bennett ROI
Derbyshire Chris Bennett has an impressive profile as a painter, from his time at the Slade where he was taught by Euan Uglow, to his work being widely published by De Montfort Fine Art and to his recent election as a full member of the Royal Society of oil Painters.
John has a unique clarity of vision and the remarkable skill to manifest it in his paintings. He paints with a closely observed intensity which produces work not only of extraordinary realism, but also of a hyper-real otherworldliness.
Liz produces energetic and responsive paintings from landscape, using form and colour in a unique visual language. She is very prolific and a sense of immediacy is apparent in her work
Julian Bray initially trained as an illustrator and his strong and highly individual draughtsmanship is apparent in is work. He has painted Chatsworth before, and is well known for his loose fluid style and architectural accuracy.
Harry spent his career as a Lecturer in Art & Design at Chesterfield Art College. He taught printing and textiles and these two influences are apparent in his paintings, where he uses multimedia resists and sumptuous colour.
Jill is a Sheffield artist who has taken her work to new horizons with the use of an IPad. She is a painter working from landscape, and has created a series of digital prints, reminiscent of screenprints