AN art gallery with a difference has opened inside a Runcorn solicitor’s office.

Forster Dean has teamed up with Halton Council to provide a showcase for gifted local artists.

Work by Jane Chinea, Cathy Rounthwaite, Maria Tarn and Claire Weetman is now on display at the office in Devonshire Square.

Office manager Brian Heys said: “As we we have a lot of members of the public passing through and I thought it would be great to use our wall space to showcase some local artistic talent.

"I contacted The Council and everyone was really supportive. Our clients aren’t expecting to see works of art when they visit a solicitor and so far reaction has been positive.

"The exhibits also add a new dimension to our workspace, so the staff are delighted too."

You don’t need to be a client to come and look at the exhibits. Anyone passing is welcome to call in and see the display.

The exhibitors belong to Halton’s contemporary art collective, Markmakers, a team of artists who have been exhibiting, working together and running workshops since 2002.

The office is at Devonshire House Devonshire Square Runcorn WA7 1AW and can be contacted on 01928 590999.



Phylotaxia by Jane Chinea