Carol and Neville Kelly have opened Moody Blues Gallery on Palmerin St.
Carol and Neville Kelly have opened Moody Blues Gallery on Palmerin St. Georja Ryan

Gallery caters for lovers of all genres of art

FOLK melodies of Don McLean circulate the room.

Easels holding magnificent works of art are scattered throughout and the walls are peppered with hanging masterpieces.

Each artwork encompasses its own uniqueness, and evokes its own emotion.

Behind the counter are two people - husband and wife Carol and Neville Kelly. They are not artists, they do not paint but have a strong appreciation for art.

Which is why this Warwick duo decided to open Moody Blues Gallery on Palmerin St, a place for locals to browse and purchase fine art.

"We are very keen to show Warwick the everyday marketing of art," Mrs Kelly said.

"At Moody Blues, we cater for everyday people who want great art."

There are four artists' works on display currently, including award-winning local Roger Parkinson.

Mr Parkinson specialises in pastels and oils and uses the beauty of our region as inspiration for landscapes and sky scapes.

Pastellist Glenda Garrett, of Tamborine, has a range of her works in the gallery, with a strong focus on florals, animals and horses.

Pittsworth artist Barbara Lanham has a number of pieces on show, and specialises in pen and wash, pastels and watercolours.

Warwick's Marlene Golding is the fourth artist in the gallery, and does Indigenous paintings.

"We have a broad range of art here, in subject, medium and price," Mrs Kelly said.

The pair has not run a gallery before but has worked as agents for Mr Parkinson, promoting his works at various events.

"We knew Roger was very good so we wanted to show off his work in a gallery," Mrs Kelly said.

"Warwick has an art gallery but they're more exhibitions so we wanted to be here all of the time and be a place where people can come in every day."

Moody Blues Gallery will hold an Auction Art Spectacular during Jumpers and Jazz in July.

There will be a bunch of artworks up for auction and, with plenty of arty-folk in town, they'll be sure to get some popularity.

The auction will be held on July 20 at 9.30am at the gallery, on the corner of Palmerin and Grafton sts.



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