A Stoke on Trent art gallery has collaborated with a Potteries born artist to showcase art in a new dimension.
Barewall Art Gallery – which specialises in British fine art and ceramics connected with Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire – has launched a series of jigsaws displaying work by watercolour artist Geoffrey Wynne RI.
Various designs on the 1,000 piece jigsaws focus on landmarks in and around Stoke-on-Trent including Stoke Railway Station, a canal with bottle kiln, Price and Kensington Pottery Factory and Saggar Boys.
Amanda Bromley, owner of Barewall Art Gallery, said: “We are delighted to launch this series of jigsaws by Geoffrey Wynne. During the pandemic jigsaws have grown in popularity and therefore we wanted to offer something different to the people of Stoke-on-Trent and surrounding areas so we asked Geoffrey if we could do something together. We are really excited to offer his wonderful paintings of the Potteries in this new fun format – perfect for all of the family whilst providing a great topic of conversation especially during the Festive period.”
Geoffrey Wynne is an elected member of the Royal Institute of Watercolourists and went to the Burslem School of Art. His work is regularly seen at Barewall Art Gallery and in exhibitions across Europe.
“Geoffrey is known for his work across the globe and he still loves to paint Stoke-on-Trent,” says Amanda. “He has been painting his roots for many years and these jigsaws are a brilliant way to showcase his work to a wider audience.”
Barewall Art Gallery has been working with art lovers and collectors since 2010 helping them to find art which fits their budget.
During the pandemic the gallery was forced to temporarily close its doors to the public. Now over 4000 items can be viewed online at www.barewall.co.uk. The Geoffrey Wynne jigsaw series, priced at £20 each, are available to order online with more stock arriving in November.
(Article Baba Baboon PR.)