Couple open new gallery in Hope Valley

A young couple have just opened a new art gallery called River’s Edge at Bamford.

Kirstie-Leigh Riley and Ivan Ashmore have set themselves up at the Hope Valley Garden Centre. Kirstie-Leigh gave up a job in IT as she wanted to run her own business and do something more creative.

Ivan is an experienced picture framer and has an extensive knowledge of contemporary fine art having worked for his parents at the Derwent Gallery in Grindleford.

Kirstie-Leigh, who is herself an artist, has also gained some hands-on experience at the gallery since moving to Derbyshire to be with Ivan this year.

The gallery, which has work by several artists including Pauline Rignall, Richard Clare, Kristan Baggaley, Duncan Friend and Janet Bassindale, will be open every day except Monday.
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