A local community art gallery has offered wall space for budding and established artists to exhibit their talent.
Artist and teacher Chris Beesley has made the walls of his gallery available to local artists, allowing them to display and sell their wares. Unlike most galleries, the self taught painter , who specialises in oils and watercolours, charges no commission on any of the sales. Situated in Bruche Gardens , just off Green Lane, the gallery is open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday from 9 am to 4pm.
Chris explained ” I have painted all my life, it is my passion and there’s no stopping it. I’ve been very lucky and lots of students have supported me over the years. We set up in October last year as a community art gallery and we are renting out space to different artists so that anyone who is an artist, whether a professional or someone who has never exhibited before, can come along and put their work up. We take no commission on any sales, I make my living through the teaching.”
Chris offers very popular day and evening classes in painting to all members of the public of any level from absolute beginners to accomplished artists. External tutors have also been given the chance to offer their own classes such as silk painting, pottery and jewellery making and Chris hopes to expand this further including a photography workshop .
warrington-worldwide photographer and reporter Paul Jackson has taken up the chance to exhibit some of his own work at the Bruche establishment and said ” It is a new venture for me, I don’t usually put my work up for sale but after many requests to buy prints from people I decided to give it a go. It’s always a huge buzz to see your work in print and on display and the gallery is such a lovely relaxed place to look around and view art. I couldn’t have picked anywhere better to start. On the first day I sold 2 photographs which is fantastic. I would urge people to just pop in and have a look at the exhibiting artists work as there is a wide range of different styles and mediums on offer at great prices as we don’t have to allow for any commission. Even if you don’t want to buy you are still warmly welcomed by Chris and the team.”
If you are interested in having lessons in watercolours, oils or any of the different classes available, or if you need more information please call Chris on 01925 555335 or you can find out about upcoming classes here Chris Beesley Facebook
Chris Beesley art studios and gallery, 6 Bruce Gardens, off Green Lane. Wa1 3tp
Posted by Warrington worldwide on Thursday, May 3, 2018