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Derbyshire Open Arts – Ghislaine Howard

May 9, 2011

Hello there – we have so much to tell you but it will have to wait a day or so. As promised here is the first of our blogs about the artists taking part in the Derbyshire Open Arts event in Glossop.

Ghislaine Howard

“Ghislaine Howard was named as a Woman of The Year in 2008 for her contribution to art and society. A painter of powerful and expressive means, her works deal with the human condition charting and interpreting our shared human experience.

She is best known for her ground-breaking exhibition concerning pregnancy and birth, the first of its kind, at Manchester City Art Gallery, A Shared Experience the exhibition attracted much critical acclaim…

She has shown her large cycle of paintings The Stations of the Cross / The Captive Figure to great acclaim at the two Liverpool Cathedrals at Canterbury Cathedral and at Gloucester Cathedral as part of an ongoing tour of cathedral cities in UK. Her 25 foot high Visitation Altarpiece can be seen in Trinity Chapel at Liverpool Hope University…

At present Ghislaine is working with Salford University’s Podiatry department, Arts for Health and MMU on a new project centring on the act of walking.”

Photo from Success magazine

And this is my own treasured piece of Ghislaine’s work. I went along to the Winter Exhibition at the Studio Gallery and loving all that I saw I bought a small  study of a sheep. It was unframed so I took it along to Framers in Glossop (what no web presence!) and with the help of Steve and Gemma I now have this:

Slightly strange angle to avoid the glare from the glass!

The Ghislaine Howard Studio Gallery is at 7 Oak Street, Glossop, SK13 7AP.

Derbyshire Open Arts takes place 28th, 29th and 30th May.

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