Artists open pop-up gallery in Richmond

Lynn, Jo and Maxine in the shop.

Local artists Lynn Ward, Maxine Ahmed and Jo Garlick have joined forces to open a pop-up gallery for six weeks in the run up to Christmas in Richmond.

The shop on King Street had previously been open as a gallery but had recently shut, leaving the space empty.

For Lynn, Maxine and Jo, this seemed like the ideal opportunity to showcase their work.

Jo is pastel artist who is specialises in pictures of British wildlife and landscapes inspired by the character and heritage of North Yorkshire.

She said: “Richmond has a fantastic reputation for art and I am really excited to work with Lynn and Maxine on this project.”

Lynn is inspired by the Yorkshire Dales landscapes and likes to portray a sense of movement and light in her work.

She works in oil and acrylic and has also completed a number of murals in the region.

Lynn said: “It’s always good to take our artwork to a different place and to be able to collaborate with Jo and Maxine means the exhibition has more variety.”

Maxine’s love of painting came from her dad, who painted in watercolour, which is also Maxine’s favourite medium.

She loved the spontaneity, the surprises and the alchemy of different effects it creates.

“For me this is a great opportunity to work alongside more experienced, professional artists. A lot of my favourite subjects are in and around Richmond,” said Maxine.

While manning the exhibition you may find the artists working on a painting, so feel free to chat to them about their materials and techniques if you are interested.

Jo, Lynn and Maxine will be showcasing a range of new original work, alongside their extensive ranges of limited edition prints greeting cards and Christmas cards.

The pop up gallery will be open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, from until December 23.