LEDBURY'S latest art gallery is open for browsing and for business.

Brent and Christina Blair who run two successful galleries, The Lion St Gallery in Hay on Wye and Erwood Station Gallery near Builth Wells, have just opened their third gallery, and it's in Ledbury High Street.

In fact, the new gallery is situated in the next passageway up from Hus and Hem, close to John Nash Interiors.

A spokesman said: "The focus will be on contemporary painting, sculpture and a good cross section of applied art. They will be holding rolling mixed shows of ten or so artists at any one time, so there will always be a wide selection of different work on display.

"The couple's other two galleries are well established businesses, the Lion Street Gallery was recently rated as one of the best galleries in Wales and Erwood Station Gallery is now Wales’ largest, privately run, contemporary applied arts gallery."

The spokesman added: "Christina is the engine room of the business ,in charge of the finances, and Brent is the creative eye and curator, also he has a very interesting artistic background.

"After his degree in Fine Art from Kingston, and exhibitions at both the Mandela and Arnhem galleries in London, he pursued a most unconventional career. His credits include the musical Starlight Express and the film Little Shop of Horrors, where he worked in special effects. He has transformed people into werewolves with prosthetic make-up , helped create costumes and as an ‘animatronics creative’ at Pinewood studios, he was part of the team that built the monster plant’s mechanical vines."

Further details at: www.ledburygallery.com