Last Thursday I went to the opening of the first exhibition at a new art gallery in New Mills. Lyn Bannister, who organised New Mills Art as part of the Derbyshire Open (sorry, still can’t insert links – I blogged about it last May), runs Studios Gallery and welcomed a large crowd to ‘New Perspectives in Painting’.
Of the artists on show the one I particularly liked was Bethany Gray who had two large canvases on display. She paints an overall solid colour in oils – black in the two examples at New Mills – and then paints in flat colours on top of this.
Autumn by Bethany Gray
Tree Preparing In December
Detail of the above painting
Rebecca Sitar had two delightful oil on paper works, in blue. Rather than having a mount around them, they were floated on the backing mount. Unfortunately they were behind glass which made them difficult to photograph without reflections.
Newspost by Rebecca Sitar
The mounting for Newspost
Bartosz Beda had seven paintings in the exhibition. I particularly liked Memories III.
Karol Kochanowski had two colourful abstracts on show.
Sixsmith by Karol Kochanowski
The Ruined One/The Good One by Karol Kochanowski