The first stop from the train was the Stroud Subscription Rooms, an impressive building in the centre of Stroud housing an Information Centre, a theatre, classes and a fabulous exhibition space. This week there's an exhibition entitled 'Local Artists, Affordable Art', those taking part are: Christina Bingle, Noela Bewry, Maggie Shaw, Alison Vickery and Galina Gardiner.
The exhibition space is light and airy, and large enough to feel expansive.
Ray Hedger, was exhibiting there along with Robin James
Ray a Swindon born artist, produces large visions of places:
As well as wood engravings, including one of Faringdon Folly:
He also had produced some watercolour and wax landscapes.
Two more things which caught my eye before catching the train home were a terracotta mosaic of the Buildings of Stroud:
And also Ye Old Painswick Inn with lovely stone detail, now an undertakers.
Another coincidence if anyone has made it down here, is that my friend Carole used to sit next to Alison Vickery years ago in an office.