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Breath of French Air at Popular Clitheroe Gallery

Published Wednesday, 26 July 2017

The work of a celebrated Parisian portrait and religious painter, who is artist-in-residence at Stonyhurst College, is to be showcased at Clitheroe’s Platform Gallery.

Cedric Charleuf is the latest artist to sign up for a unique monthly event taking place at the popular gallery.

Cedric, who lives in Clitheroe and has exhibited in Paris, London and New York, has studied the techniques of the Old Masters under the tutelage of some of France’s best artists.

After a decade of research, he describes himself as a "fabriquant de la lumiere", or manufacturer of light, and believes that art can be powerful and beautiful, evocative and mesmerising.

The Station Road gallery is hosting a series of artists’ weekends, called Fresh, on the first weekend of every month, when arts enthusiasts can meet some of the North West’s most accomplished artists and craftspeople, and buy pieces directly from them.

The next Fresh event will take place on 5 and 6 August, and along with Cedric’s paintings will showcase the striking wooden jewellery of Crickhollow Crafts in Clitheroe, the pastel landscapes of Fiona Ritchie, also of Clitheroe, and the unique slip-cast Parian porcelain of Christine Cherry Ceramics in Lostock Hall.

Other Fresh events will take place every month throughout the year featuring a host of top artists and craftspeople.

Stuart Carefoot, chairman of Ribble Valley Borough Council’s community services committee, said: “Fresh is a fantastic opportunity to meet some of the North West’s most talented and accomplished artists and craftspeople.

“August’s showcase features some particularly outstanding artistic talent and arts and crafts enthusiasts are invited to join us for an unforgettable experience.”

Artists and craftspeople interested in booking a stall are asked to contact the Platform Gallery on 01200 425566.

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