Padiham gallery bares its art and soul

A trio of artists have put Padiham in the picture with a colourful new art exhibition.

The three accomplished painters are showcasing their work at the Art and Soul studio in the town.

OUR ART: Painters at the Art and Soul Gallery in Padiham

OUR ART: Painters at the Art and Soul Gallery in Padiham

The “New Collections” exhibition was launched and features stunning landscapes by painter Michael Howley and striking black and white portraits from Stephen Ormerod.

The pair, who run the Church Street studio, have been joined by BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year nominee Gillian Fox with her collection of colourful watercolours.

Michael said: “There is a great mix of work which really shows off the joy of art.

“Gillian’s work is lovely, different and has some real spontaneous might and energy.

“I have some atmospheric landscapes full of colour and drama Stephen has a black and white collection coming together for the exhibition.

“Phil Darby is also an excellent photographer.” The exhibition will run until Christmas.