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We’ve all waited a long time for a glimpse of warmer, sunnier weather and many gardens are weeks behind normal. But if you want to see colourful petals and leaves in full bloom, then visit the Mariana-Art Gallery in St. Briavels in the next few weeks, where the walls of the gallery will be adorned with beautiful flowers whatever the weather.
This year’s Exhibition includes new original work by Professional Artist, Mariana Robinson as well as Photography on the same subject by owner of Forest of Dean School of Photography, David Broadbent. David is a founder contributor to the RSPB Images Agency and is represented worldwide by the Alamy Picture Agency. He’s also a volunteer for the Wye Garden Bee Project, a local initiative that helps people become beekeepers. As we all know, without the bees there’s no pollination.
The GalleryGarden is doing its best to have a show of colour for the exhibition, and the hollyhocks on the shed door have wintered well!! The Exhibition also includes garden sculpture of animals by Sarah D’Arcy, Ceramics by Tanya Aplin, and hand-made silver jewellery by Debbie Aldecoa as well as many other gifts, cards, prints and St. Briavels tableware. Mariana’s gallery promotes local artists of the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean and David’s photographs at this Exhibition complement Mariana’s original paintings beautifully. Both artists are available to take commissions.
Petals & Leaves Exhibition – 24 May – 10 June 203. Open 10.30 – 5.00pm daily (except Tues/Wed)).
Mariana-Art Gallery, East Street, St. Briavels, GL15 6TQ – Tel: 01594 530484