Chester Art Gallery to host exhibition featuring 60-year-old artist

“Porth Cemaes” a painting by artist Audrey Hind RCA

Proposed by Paul Crofts

Final preparations are underway at an art gallery in Chester for the staging of a major exhibition featuring the work of a Cheshire-born artist whose paintings capture the rugged beauty of the Isle of Anglesey, the place she has lived for 60 years.

The exhibition, which opens at the Gorstella Gallery at Tudor Farm in Dodleston near Chester from Thursday 12 May at 6.30pm.

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.

The exhibition will include a welcome drink on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 between 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Visits will also take place on Saturday 14, Sunday 15, Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. and 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.

Artist Audrey Hind RCA

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 mix 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 in Anglesey.

The gallery founded in 1990 by Peter and Klazien Bullivant is now run by their daughter Bridget.

Bridget said: “For over 60 years Audrey has been painting the landscape of Anglesey and this exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to see the best of Welsh art.”

All the details about the exhibition and the Gorstella Gallery to visit.

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