We are pleased to announce the opening of our latest exhibition at the Malvern Theatres featuring the work of three excellent artists.
Christopher Hughes learnt his trade at the famous Royal Worcester Porcelain company and soon became one of their leading artists. Turning freelance, Christopher concentrated on watercolour painting and sold his work to galleries across the UK, Europe, USA and Japan. Although wildlife and still life dominated his earlier work, it is the countryside and landscape that now features predominantly.  Christopher spends six months each year teaching and painting from his home and studio on the beautiful Greek island of Alonissos. Oil paintings of the colourful, vibrant and unspoilt Aegean landscape are a dramatic contrast to his pastoral Worcestershire scenes. You can view all of Christopher’s work here.  

Staffordshire born Ivan Taylor first exhibited his work in 1972 before becoming a full time artist in 1989. He has since exhibited work all over the world and is now President of The Staffordshire Artists Society. Ivan showed an early interest in art exhibiting 40 paintings on BBC Television’s “Sketch Club”. He then went on to study Fine Arts and Graphics and later became Head of Graphics for Staffordshire County Council Education department. Ivan’s full gallery can be seen here  

Merseyside based Paul Shiers is a self-taught artist who paints predominantly in oil on canvas or in watercolour and ink. Paul enjoys painting abstract as well as quirky watercolours and ink paintings. He has exhibited his works in Calderstones Park, Liverpool in 2008 and in Dee Fine Arts, Wirral in 2009. You can see more of Paul’s work here.  


About Malvern Theatres


Nestling at the foot of the dramatic Malvern hills, Malvern Theatres is a major centre for the arts in the West Midlands. Home of the famous Malvern Festivals, founded by Bernard Shaw and Barry Jackson in 1929, the theatre has recently celebrated the tenth anniversary of a £7.2 million refurbishment.

Hailed both locally and nationally as a model of artistic and architectural excellence, Malvern Theatres boasts a diverse programme of drama, comedy, music and dance involving the biggest names.

It comprises three auditoria: the 800-seat Festival Theatre, famous for its programme of top touring drama and musicals; the Forum Theatre, a flexible space used for concerts and dance, as well as a 400-seat cinema. Visit the Theatre and see this exhibition yourself; you can see what’s on at the Theatres and the cinema here.