Winchester artists, Diane Rush and Caroline Hall, have broken new ground with their Gallery & Studio on the High Street in Winchester which opened February 1 for six weeks. In conjunction with Moderna Art, the pop-up gallery brings fine art paintings to the High Street at Buttercross, selling direct from the artists for prices that dont reflect gallery commissions.
In addition to a changing exhibition of paintings by the two professional artists who both earned an MA in Fine Art at the Winchester School of Art, they use the space as a working studio. Visitors can see the artists at work, discuss their methods and ideas and get some insight into their creative process as well as viewing high quality art work.
The reception weve gotten has been phenomenal, said Diane. People were coming through the door before we had even finished hanging all the work, and the first weekend we were inundated with a steady stream of visitors. People are astonished and pleased to see something totally unique on the High Street.
Hours are Tuesday Saturday, 10 3. The Gallery & Studio will be open until March 7.