Gorstella Gallery to exhibit Anglesey art by Cheshire artist

A Chester art gallery is preparing to hold a major exhibition featuring the work of a Cheshire-born artist who has spent decades capturing the beauty of her Anglesey home.

The Gorstella Gallery at Tudor Farm in Dodleston near Chester will host the event which opens on Thursday 12 May at 6.30pm with works by Audrey Hind, spanning her 60 year career from the 1960s to the present day.

Works by David Grosvenor, Christopher Rainham and Colin Halliday will also be on display, with all paintings and a number of limited edition prints available for purchase.

Audrey Hind has captured the beauty of Anglesey and its surroundings throughout her career, since becoming a resident in 1962.

The exhibition will include a welcome drink on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 between 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Visits will also take place on Saturday 14, Sunday 15, Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. then by appointment.

It will also be possible to meet the artist Audrey Hind during the opening of the exhibition on Thursday, May 12.

Born in Cheshire, Audrey Hind studied at Northwich College of Art in Manchester and Liverpool Colleges of Art. A resident of Anglesey since 1962 and a Fellow of the Royal Cambrian Academy (RCA) since 1978, her paintings are influenced by life on the island in the shadow of the mountains of Snowdonia and surrounded by the Irish Sea.

Audrey’s work can be found in private and public collections across the UK, including those of HM The Queen Mother, British Steel, Unilever, Anglesey Borough Council, Shell UK and the National Library of Wales.

Audrey’s works are a mixture of watercolour, mixed media and oil paints. In 1983, Audrey was artist/engraver in residence at Port Sunlight.

Audrey, who at 85 is still producing new work, said: “I wish to express my thanks and gratitude to the Gorstella Gallery for the honor of this retrospective exhibition showing examples of my work over 60 years on Anglesey.”

The gallery, which was founded in 1990 by Peter and Klazien Bullivant, is now run by their daughter Bridget who said: “For over 60 years Audrey has painted the landscape of Anglesey and this exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to see the best of Welsh. of art.”

Full details about the exhibition and the Gorstella Gallery are available at

www.gorstellagallery.co.uk.

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