Artist Alison Bradley is best known for her depictions of landscapes and rural life in Snowdonia but has launched four new collections to coincide with the opening of her Chester gallery in Watergate Street. The newly opened gallery features all her own work and Alison is now creating pieces around the themes of Chester, Wirral and the borders, equestrian, and still life.
Working in charcoal and oils, the city centre gallery is currently displaying a drawing of St Werburgh Street in late afternoon and paintings of the Walls, The Groves, the Eastgate Clock, the Old Dee bridge and one entitled ‘Five Point Turn’ which evolved from Alison studying horses in motion. The originals are for sale alongside more affordable limited edition reproduction prints.
Alison, whose first shop is located in the beautiful Alpinesque village of Betws-y-coed in North Wales, explained why she and her partner Jon Davis – a picture framer – wanted to open a second gallery in Chester.
Although the opening of the Chester gallery and new subject areas are ‘an exciting new chapter’ in Alison’s business, she will never forget it was the people and the landscapes of North Wales that inspired her to turn her passion for art into her profession ten years ago. The Snowdonia pictures for which Alison is known will continue to be the mainstay of her work and a significant portion of the exhibits in Chester.
The new gallery is open 10am to 5pm seven days per week, with extended hours during busier period. For more information, visit her website.