Grand Opening of Strand Quay Gallery

Quay Gallery on Saturday 19 February. The colourful paintings and the welcome given to all by Delphine Pope and her fellow artists created a warm interior in contrast to the very cold chill outside.

Delphine, owner of the gallery, was born in Rye in 1970; she graduated from Thomas Peacocke College in 1988 then pursued her studies in painting at the West Surrey College of Art and Design in Farnham. She then succesfully managed her first gallery, the “Delphine Pope Gallery” which was situated in the old town of Lewes.

Artist Delphine Pope

An eclectic collection of work is now showing at The Strand Quay Gallery. Delphine’s paintings are oil on canvas; her subjects range, for example, from a still life flower; one vivid orange bloom may fill the whole canvas, seeming to unfold in front of the viewer, to her unique modern style of land and seascapes. Pat Barefoot’s oil on canvas, rocks, strata, and pebbles with their earth-like, soothing colours were another attraction and very “grounding,” as well as Kris Spendlore’s limited edition prints of Venice, Gill Copeland’s amazing photograpy set in Nature, and June Harvey’s hand sculpted ceramic lamps made an interesting three dimensional contrast.

Delphine is always looking for new artist’s work so those interested in showing, please enquire at the gallery or telephone 07764752237.

The Strand Quay Gallery is open daily from 10.30am to 5pm.

March 2005 Issue of “Rye’s Own”

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