Gallery’s sparkling exhibition Christmas

Very arty: Linda Lovatt with her verdigris work
Very arty: Linda Lovatt with her verdigris work

The Artroom Gallery, Garstang, has a new exhibition bringing a bit of winter sparkle to the town’s High Street.

Alongside other pieces of art and craft are atmospheric black and white photographs of the Lake District by award winning photographer Mike Shepherd, of Lancaster.

They include, among others, scenes of Buttermere, Wastwater and the Langdales.

In contrast are coloured glass pictures by a new artist to the gallery, Peter Smyth.

Using a painstaking and skilful combination of painting and fusing layers of glass, scenes of bluebell woods and autumn trees are brought to life.

Also new to the Artroom Gallery are fascinating ‘assemblages’ of hares and birds in brilliant turquoise copper verdigris by Linda Lovatt .

Sue Dunne, of Hexham, returns to the gallery with delicate ceramic botanical pictures featuring snowdrops, bluebells and other flowers.

Local artist Janette Phillips has on show several mouth watering paintings of pears, lemons, plums and clementines, all in luscious vibrant colours, created using intense brush inks.

Michelle Pearson, who has a passion for flowers, has used oil paint on canvas to depict everyone’s favourites- sunflowers, bluebells and snowdrops.

The exhibition at the Artroom Gallery is to continue until February 5.