Opening night of The Grosvenor Museum’s 12th Open Art Exhibition

It was ‘full house’ at the official opening of The Grosvenor Museum’s 12th Open Art Exhibition on 14 March by Sarah Maxfield, Area Director North, Arts Council England.  The exhibition walls were also packed as my hastily grabbed photographs show.  It was great to see a real breadth of work – in size, media and subject matter – and a chance to see how my own painting had been hung.

The worthy winner of the first prize was Mark Elsmore’s ‘One Man’s Ceiling is Another Man’s Floor’, a beautifully executed piece in watercolour and gouache.  Unfortuntely I didn’t manage to grab a photo of it.  It is well worth visiting the exhibition to see it (and the other works) in person if you are likely to visit Chester and the surrounding area over the next few months.  Entry is free, most works are for sale and the exhibition runs until 21 June. See

Some of those works not selected are currently being exhibited at the ‘Not The Grosvenor Open Exhibition‘ at the wonderfully named Funky Aardvark in Chester – an exhibtion space, art workshop and quirky gift shop situated in the medieval Chester Rows.  See  Most works there are also for sale and as it’s only a stone’s throw from the Grosvenor Museum it’s worth checking out both exhibtions and seeing if you agree with the selectors!  Here’s the painting I am exhibiting (and selling) there.

Early Winter morning light, The Groves


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