Whimsical works by mystery artist on show in Chester


Staff reporter (Chester First)

ARTWORKS by a painter who has created art under an assumed identity are on display at a city gallery.

The collection, entitled ‘The Enchanted World of Ryder’, has been unveiled at Castle Galleries, Chester, in order for the works to be judged by the public on its own merits.

Ryder’s collection of eight pieces feature animal characters and landscapes in whimsical settings.

Painted predominantly in rich and dark blues with dashes of warm colours for sunsets, the art creates captivating scenes that transport the viewer to a ‘vibrant world where midnight adventures become reality’.

Gallery manager Mel Todd said: “In today’s world, so many works, whether it’s art, movies or books, are judged beforehand based on a number of factors, and can be taken out of context even before it has been seen.

“It’s refreshing that an artist is putting his work forward with no preconceptions so people are free to make an unbiased decision, therefore allowing themselves to escape into a parallel world full of colour and delight.”

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