PEOPLE have until Monday, May 2 to visit an art exhibition by a painter encouraged by famous matchstick artist L S Lowry.
The 14th century south transept at Chester Cathedral is the setting for the exhibition by North West artist, Kate Herbert.
Entitled ‘Great Lovers of the Bible’, her pictures, illustrating stories from the bible, aim to encourage the viewer to think about the situation depicted.
Born in Salford in 1929, Kate was awarded a scholarship to Salford School of Art where she won several awards and met and received particular encouragement from Lowry.
At 21, she was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts while exhibiting alongside Lowry in Manchester.
She continued to sketch and paint throughout a varied career which included working as a newspaper sketch artist.
Since retiring in 1995, Kate has continued to exhibit, especially in churches and cathedrals.
“Kate Herbert is one of the foremost Christian artists in the region,” commented the Dean of Chester, the Very Rev Professor Gordon McPhate.
“With the south transept offering a spectacular context in which to view these paintings, this exhibition should be very special indeed.”
Normal opening times and admission charges to the cathedral apply, but there is no additional charge for the exhibition.