Wednesday, 21 April 2010

'PAK JOY' EXHIBITION 1-15 MAY: New paintings by Christopher Rainham & Di Metcalfe

we are delighted to present a new exhibition of work by talented artists Christopher Rainham and Di Metalfe, which begins on saturday 1 may and continues for two weeks. the gallery will be open both sundays and on bank holiday monday too, from 11-4pm.

Rochdale-based Christopher Rainham paints beautifully realistic birds and modern still-lives, such as pak choi and ice cream sundaes. His fresh palette of colours – lime greens, cherry reds and iced gem blues – is perfect for leading us towards summer. An established artist, Christopher has exhibited throughout the UK - including successful Art Fairs in London and Glasgow – as well as America.

Di Metcalfe lives in Poynton and spends all her free-time painting in the garden shed! She creates vibrant sea and landscapes, using North Wales as her inspiration. Her paintings have been described as “little explosions of joy” and Di has created quite a stir since first exhibiting at the East Cheshire Hospice Exhibition two years ago.

If the weather’s nice, you'll also be very welcome to explore the hidden sculpture garden behind the gallery to enjoy ceramics by Amy Daniels and metal wall art by Congleton-based artists, Ian Turnock and Susan Laughton. There might even be tea and cakes, so make sure 'pak joy' is on your bank holiday to-do list!