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May13Sandy-Hillier-Edit-1-May133 Artists at Pentrich Sandy Hillyer will be exhibiting original oils and watercolours inspired by the landscape along with Sarah Blandford who will be exhibiting photography inspired by travel and fine art student Daisy Hillyer will be showing contemporary black and white photography as part of ‘The Derbyshire Open Arts’ event on 25th – 27th May at Pentrich Village Hall. DE5 3RE. Open 11am-5pm. Tel: 01773 541664 email: sandy-hillyer@tiscali.co.uk www.sandyhillyer.com

May13-Ingleby-Gallery-Edit-Image-May-13.jpegAn Exhibition by Carole Baker RBSA ‘A RIOT OF COLOUR’ Sunday 12 – Sunday 26 May 2013 This exhibition is ‘A Riot of Colour’ inspired by the Derbyshire landscape and beyond. It is Carole’s second exhibition at Ingleby Gallery and features places where she has worked on location with a sketchbook, painting ‘en plein air’, getting a real feel for the place so that her paintings are an emotional response, not a literal copy. A vision of uncompromising colour and beautiful landscapes, the scenes that Carole captures simply shimmer, awash with feeling. Art is a passionate and instinctive pursuit and this certainly resonates with her. Colour is a vital aspect of Carole’s work: “I play with colours and see how I can work with a limited palette, no more than seven colours but generally only three or four. I try different colourways to achieve the right mood and atmosphere so that they may spark some emotional response within the viewer. In addition, I have used a different format, using just part of the canvas and letting the white form part of the image.” All of the paintings are acrylic based some incorporating collage and mixed media. Ingleby Gallery, Ingleby, Derbyshire. Tel: 01332 865995 or 07980332873 gillwatson@ingleby-gallery.co.uk www.ingleby-gallery.co.uk

May13-LEABROOKS-GALLERY-EDIT-IMAGECelebrating Artists at Leabrooks Gallery John Connolly is the first of the artists whose work will be celebrated at Leabrooks Gallery during May. His exhibition, which features in the Main Exhibition Room from the 4th-7th May 2013 comprises a number of new canvases exploring the colours and light of a vibrant natural world. This gifted artist can be relied on to produce images which please the eye and capture visual experiences which resonate with the viewer: they convey the scene, its atmosphere and also its unique appeal. With the demand for his work growing it’s worth investing in it now! From the 18th-31st May the Main Exhibition Room is occupied by the work of Ruth Grey whose impressionistic, acrylic interpretations of Derbyshire villages, ‘South of the Peak’, afford another kind of visual pleasure worthy of celebrating: they are characterised by a lightness of touch and warmth of colour which have general appeal and lasting value. At the end of the month, on the 25-27th May, Leabrooks Gallery, together with a variety of other venues throughout Derbyshire, will be hosting the annual Derbyshire Arts event; six artists will be demonstrating their skills and selling their work during the Bank Holiday weekend at this location. It’s hoped that they will inspire others and demonstrate the artistic prowess of a very special county! www.leabrooksgallery.co.uk

May13-norma-pic-mar-13Norma Gent With spring flowers about to pop up above the cold ground and daylight hours lengthening, the opportunities arise to put brush to paper. Norma Gent holds watercolour classes weekly and special day workshops once every 3 months with something for beginners to the more experienced. Visit Norma at her studio – 2 The Galleries, New Lane, Alfreton.

Matlock Artists ‘The Matlock Artists Society‘s annual exhibition is taking place in the big gallery at Arkwright Mill, Cromford from the 5th – 19th July. It is open daily from 10am to 5pm and admission is free. Exhibited pictures, unframed prints and cards are for sale. Entries are judged by professional artists and winners of each category will be awarded trophies. There is parking, disabled access and refreshments are available at the cafe. For details about our society please go to our website www.matlockartistssociety.co.uk or contact secretary Liz Chisnall on 01629584595