It's spring, let's paint and celebrate!
A wonderful way to welcome and celebrate spring!
You are invited to a solo exhibition by Colin Halliday 'The Nature of Paint' March 23rd to April 6th St John Street Gallery
More about the artist:
Colin prefers to paint outdoors on location and only occasionally produces work in the studio. He manages to create a timeless quality in his paintings by focusing on nature itself as his subject, avoiding any figures or buildings.
He paints with thick, pure oil paint as a medium, applying generous amounts of paint to create interesting textures, causing the finished painting to sometimes take over a year to dry.
You will not find fine detail in Colin’s work, rather a suggestion or hinting at it, thereby retaining a painterly quality. It is this painterly quality that is most important to his work; it speaks to the human soul and its individuality which is the message he wants to impart.
Colin has been painting for 34 years and has been professional for over 18 years. He’s had shows in London and all across the UK. Based in Derbyshire since 2005 most of his work has the Derbyshire Landscape as theme.
Lewis Noble ‘Painting & sketching the Derbyshire Landscape’
Wendy Darker ‘Red Deer Stag’
Mar 25 & 26th
Sue Prince ‘Egg tempera Folk Art workshop’
Maggie Robinson ‘Confidence with Colour’
A brochure with all our workshop dates for 2019 is available at the gallery, make sure you collect one next time you visit!
The cost of our workshops for 2019 are £80 per person per day (except where otherwise stated) which includes a two course lunch served by our café, as well as morning and afternoon refreshments. All the workshops are suitable for beginners and intermediates.
Gift vouchers are available if you want to book a workshop for a friend or loved one. For more detailed information on these workshops go to the workshop page on our website.
Some old favourites are back on our new Spring menu - "Ham, Brie & Apple with Mango Chutney Sandwich" and "Red Onion Marmalade Tartlet with Cherry Tomatoes & Brie". And don't forget to try our bottomless loose leaf teas or a selection of cafetièrs and Italian Barista coffees.
Our Book Group
Our Book Group usually meets every 1st Monday of the month at 10am. Anyone welcome - please email Louise Sykes if you want to join or for further information:
Please jot down these dates for our future meetings:
Mar 4th: The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid.
April 5th: The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson.
May 13th: The Go Between by L P Hartley.
June 3rd: Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton.
Upcoming events in April
Apr 1st& 2nd: Liz Wellby ‘Digital drawing’
Apr 8-10th: Lewis Noble ‘Painting & sketching the Derbyshire Landscape’
Apr 11th: Wendy Darker ‘Derbyshire Gritstone Sheep’
Apr 15 & 16th: Louise Jannetta ‘Collagraph Plate Making’
Apr 25th: Sue Lewis-Blake ‘Black & White drawing techniques’
Apr 29th & 30th& May 1st: John Connolly ‘Trees, Woodlands, Forests’