During our trip to the historic Stratford-upon-Avon to see Macbeth, Anne and I had some free time the next morning to explore.
We took a boat trip and then wandered the streets … which is where we discovered the Castle Fine Art Gallery.
Where is the Castle Fine Art Gallery?
Located in the centre of town, this gallery is situated in state-of-the-art premises on Wood Street and was the first-ever Castle gallery to open in 1995.
We were on foot but if you are coming by car, the nearest car park is on Rother Street and has the same postcode as the gallery: CV37 6JP.
We were given a great welcome by Jason Lawson, offered coffee (which we declined as we were still in recovery having consumed an enormous full-English breakfast) and allowed to wander around and admire the displays.
At the Castle Fine Art Gallery: Like kids in a candy shop!
There was so much on display, a huge array of talent, it was difficult to choose what to mention in this blog post. However, space dictates and we selected two artists: Peter Smith and John Wilson.
Peter Smith’s work is fun
Peter’s talents as a surveyor, a computer programmer and a graphic artist in the fashion industry combine to produce work in 3D (above) and 2D (below), and both are clear and brightly coloured.
His ‘trademark’ is the Impossimal, a strange character with a long nose and big eyes (which can be altered to mimic friends and colleagues) and their stripes.
Don’t miss John Wilson at the Castle Fine Art Gallery: 22 September
The 3D illusions created by John Wilson are so clever. Not until you are inches away is it clear that it’s on a 2D surface.
John Wilson is at The Stratford Castle Gallery on 22 September from 1pm until 3pm.
This post is one of my POSTCARD series, sharing all things ART with you when I go travelling.