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Cheshire Life: De­cem­ber 2018

Cheshire Life - - Chester -

Ge­orge Davies has just fin­ished Year 9 at Christle­ton High School but he is al­ready mak­ing his mark on the art world.

The 14-year-old, who lives in Ch­ester, has ex­hib­ited his art­work in sev­eral shows and next year will hold his first ever solo show at Cas­tle Park in Frod­sham.

He has also won a raft of awards in­clud­ing the Frod­sham Cas­tle Park Open Peo­ple’s Choice Award and the So­ci­ety of All Artists ju­nior com­pe­ti­tion in 2015. Last year he sold a paint­ing at the Na­tional Open Art ex­hi­bi­tion at Tower Wharf in Lon­don.

‘I started do­ing art when I was about three or four,’ says Ge­orge.

‘I just loved draw­ing and was draw­ing and colour­ing all the time. Then when I was older I would draw ships and things like that. I’d do them over and over again un­til I’d per­fected them.’

It’s Ge­orge’s love of na­ture that now in­spires him and sub­jects can range from the beau­ti­ful land­scape of North Wales to pic­tures of an­i­mals, such as his favourite of a go­rilla.

‘I love ev­ery­thing about na­ture. We re­cently went on hol­i­day to the Isle of Mull and I did five paint­ings while I was there.

‘I’d like to be a fine artist. I feel like I’m meant to be one.’

This month Ge­orge’s work can be seen at Cas­tle Park Arts, Frod­sham Open Art Ex­hi­bi­tion, un­til De­cem­ber 22nd and also at the Open Ex­hi­bi­tion at the Wil­low Gallery in Oswestry un­til Jan­uary 12th. His solo ex­hi­bi­tion will be at Cas­tle Park Arts, Frod­sham in Septem­ber next year.

An­other tal­ented artist liv­ing in Ch­ester is for­mer Christie Hos­pi­tal nurse, Sh­eryl Gu.

In 2013 Sh­eryl moved to Ch­ester to fo­cus on fam­ily life and while she raised her young fam­ily spent her evenings in her loft stu­dio cre­at­ing wed­ding dresses for clients, friends and fam­ily. She has now trans­formed her el­e­gant front room at Hough Green into a show­room.

Af­ter months of re­search­ing, sketch­ing and fab­ri­cat­ing in the stu­dio, Sh­eryl is thrilled to launch her new col­lec­tion. The de­signs in­clude some ori­en­tal el­e­ments. ‘The lace pat­tern is in­spired by Chi­nese cal­lig­ra­phy and wa­ter­colour paint­ing,’ she ex­plains.

In­stead of big-vol­ume state­ment dresses, Sh­eryl has fo­cused more on so­phis­ti­cated un­der­stated de­signs with eye-catch­ing de­tails. But you don’t have to be get­ting mar­ried to wear her .

Along­side her bridal col­lec­tion, she has also launched her new oc­ca­sion­wear col­lec­tion. Elab­o­rate bead­ing and flo­ral de­tails are the main mo­tifs for the de­signs.

‘It’s soft, floaty, mod­ern evening wear suited for proms or a range of gala events,’ she says.

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