A new exhibition at Chester’s Grosvenor Museum presents the work of two Chester artists who have been inspired by the River Dee.

‘A Sense of Wonder: Paintings by Lynette Howells-Moore and Sculpture by Liz Ellis’ runs until July 27.

The painter Lynette Howells-Moore and the sculptor Liz Ellis live and work in Chester on either side of the River Dee.

Lynette said: “Our collaboration celebrates the deep connection we both feel with the river, the landscape through which she flows, and the rich diversity of life that she supports.

“Watched over by Minerva and worshipped by the Celts, our modern-day river is a living connection to the ancient sources of existence.”

Councillor Stuart Parker, executive member for culture and economy, said: “I am delighted that the Grosvenor Museum is exhibiting the work of these talented local artists.

“Inspired by the River Dee and Minerva’s Shrine, with images of water, owls and the moon, Lynette’s paintings in egg tempera and watercolour, and Liz’s sculptures in porcelain, present a deeply felt response to this very special part of Chester’s natural and cultural heritage.”

Lynette Howells-Moore has studied and taught in Australia, London, Italy, Norway, India and California. She exhibits nationally and internationally, with work in private collections worldwide, and teaches egg tempera painting, gilding, and drawing.

Liz Ellis was educated in the arts and sciences and has practised professionally in both disciplines. She now works full time in the studio and exhibits nationally and internationally.

The programme of accompanying events includes:

  • 27 May - ‘Swan Mobiles’ family activity.
  • 28 May - ‘Birds of Wisdom’ clay modelling workshop for families with Liz Ellis.
  • 29 May - ‘Wildlife Inside and Outside’ family activities with Cheshire Wildlife Trust.
  • 7 June - ‘In Search of the Goddess’ clay modelling workshop for adults with Liz Ellis.
  • 14 June - Drawing workshop for adults with Lynette Howells-Moore.
  • 21 June - Egg tempera painting master class for adults with Lynette Howells-Moore.
  • 28 June - Exhibition tour with Lynette Howells-Moore and Liz Ellis.

The Grosvenor Museum is open Monday-Saturday 10.30am-5pm and Sunday 1-4pm, admission free.

Click here to see the winning photographs from our recent River Dee photographic competition.