Spoilt for choice this festive season

Invites you to:

About the artist:

The exhibition will include a selection of Wendy's original work as well as numerous canvas and flat prints of her popular paintings. 
Wendy usually paints her animal subjects against a flat white background, which creates an uninterrupted connection with the onlooker. Attention is therefore fully placed on the animal.
The subjects disappear off of the edge and around the corners of the painting, creating a feeling that these creatures are free to wander off the canvas at any time.

This all achieves a sense of empathy with the subject, which is often missing in artistic interpretation and even in our day-to-day relationships with the animals around us. 

Meet the artist on Sat: December 1st from 10am – 1pm and Sat: December 8th from 11am – 3pm, when Wendy will do a painting demonstration and you can get a personalised message on your purchase.
We will also have a wide selection of other artists on display and there will be special prices on a selection of Limited Edition Silkscreen Prints by renowned contemporary British artists.
Also read our fascinating interview with Wendy on our newsblog. 

Art Workshops


We have a new brochure with all our workshop dates for 2019 available at the gallery, make sure you collect one next time you visit, or get it on our website. 
The cost of our workshops 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 information on these workshops go to the workshop page on our website.

For bookings contact us on 01335 347425 or email: enquiries@stjohgalleryandcafe.co.uk.

Gallery Café

Get warm with a choice of appetising soups and a tasty sandwich: Sausage with Red Onion Marmalade, or Tomato, Mozzarella Cheese, Olives, Artichokes & Balsamic Oil V, both served on ciabatta. All our sandwiches are accompanied by vegetable crisps & our special Gallery Salad. 
Gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan options are available for those with special dietary requirements.  

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:

Jan 7th:  The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.
Feb 4th: Winter by Ali Smith.

Upcoming events in January & February

Jan 15: Wendy Darker Workshop 'Hounds' in acrylic
Jan 21-23: Lewis Noble 'Painting the Derbyshire Landscape' Studio workshop
Feb 7: Sue Lewis-Bake workshop 'Drawing from 'Observation'
Feb 11-13: Lewis Noble 'Painting the Derbyshire Landscape' Studio workshop
Feb 19: Wendy Darker Workshop 'Pigmy Goats'
Feb 25 & 26: Liz Wellby workshop 'Unique Monoprints'

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