Chester Cathedral Shop & Mini Mural.
Many of Julie Colclough’s limited edition Fine Art prints of her Chester paintings are for sale in Chester Cathedral shop.
We are delighted to be supporting the Cathedral. Founded as a Benedictine Abbey in 1092, this magnificent building is full of history and not to be missed for visitors to Chester. Some of Julie’s ancestors were married in the Cathedral as far back as 1825.
You can also visit Julie’s mini mural outside Chester Cathedral where she has transformed the BT cabinet at the top of St Werburgh’s Street, just around the corner from the Eastgate Clock.
The BT mural is part of a “Mini-Murals Art Trail” project in which artists convert hidden objects into works of art inspired by nature. This coincided with the Chester Spring Bloom City Centre Initiative. You can collect a free map of the art trail from our gallery on Watergate Row.
This concept also ties in with Chester’s status as best place to live in the UK for access to green space. The city centre is surrounded by green spaces – the River Dee, Grosvenor Park, Chester Racecourse, canal system, cycle trails. The theme of these art installations draws a connection between something manmade and nature.
Julie took inspiration from the sandstone of the cathedral and also the various ancient stone arches in Grosvenor Park. This ‘trompe l’oeil’ painting is a recurring theme in Julie’s portfolio and one of several recent large works which invite the viewer to step into the painting.
Visit the Julie Colclough gallery or contact us for further information.