As I am sure many of our customers know we are very keen on 'things local', trying to stock local products, use locally produced goods in our restaurant, having fresh vegetables available every Sunday from a local vegetable stall and even producing our own honey for sale from our own bee hives!
Back in 2013 a local well known artist, Guy Scott, approached us to see if we would be interested in displaying local artists’ work in our restaurant. This seemed a splendid opportunity to us as we have the wall space which, if used to display really good pictures, would improve the ambience of the area for customers as well as giving local artists an opportunity to display their work, and hopefully sell some to our customers.
We have had on display works of the following artists, Karen Jones from Leckhampstead, Katherine Magan from Stony Stratford, Zietra Rutter from Monkston, Guy Scott from Dadford, Jane Scott from Lillingstone Lovell and John and Judy Sharpe from Leckhampstead. Since then Zietra Rutter has moved from the area so her works have been removed and replaced by some from John Whitehead and John Credland.
The hanging of works has certainly proved a popular move as customers have remarked on how attractive and interesting it now looks, and over 45 works from one artist alone have been sold!
Apart from the pictures we also have a sample on the wall of a special frame which we can provide for displaying your Tower of London Ceramic Poppy. With, on average, over 60 works on display with prices ranging from £27 to £395 at any one time it makes sense to keep your eyes open for the perfect picture to fill that gap on the wall!
Illustrated here are works which are on display and we will update this as pictures are sold or simply changed. We are excited about this new venture and hope that our customers will appreciate it as well.
We have recently made arrangements with seven local artists to display their works in our restaurant. We hope that by hanging these works on the walls it will enhance the ambiance of the area, and enable the artists to sell their works. There will also be a collection of cards, many of which will illustrate the works on display, which are ideal to buy if the pictures are being given as presents, or simply as birthday or anniversary cards with a ‘local twist’.
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