17:37 Thursday 17 January 2013

Unusual art on display at Chatsworth

Written byBY JAMES BRINDLE

AWARD-WINNING Derbyshire artist John Rattigan will be showing off some of his unsual artwork at Chatsworth over the next two months.

The Doveridge painter will be displaying his work as part of an exhibition with the Peak District Artisans group.

Chatsworth has a long association with this group going back to it’s formation in 1991 when its patron was the Duchess of Devonshire.

Mr Rattigan said: “It’s exciting to start the new year showing in such a famous location and although the main house will be closed for the winter we will be alongside it in the Carriage House, which is still an impressive venue.”

Some of John’s recent pictures, based on his interpretations of cockerels and chickens, will be on display together with the work of leading jewellers and furniture makers.

The artist added: “You never know, my chickens may catch the eye of the Dowager Duchess herself, who is famous for breeding those exotic looking buff cochins chickens.”

Entrance to the exhibition is free and will be open every day between 10.30am – 4pm until March 3.

More details can be found at www.peakdistrictartisans.co.uk

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