1986 - ?

Chappel Galleries

Edna Mirecka (Battye) opened Chappel Galleries on 16th May 1986 and later meeting Władysław Mirecki, painter, it is one of the very few art galleries to claim a working artist as one of the proprietors. Chappel Galleries, Colchester Road, Chappel, Essex is set in the picturesque Colne Valley backing onto the River Colne it is an out-of-town gallery overlooking the Romanesque thirty-two arch working railway Chappel Viaduct. Drawn from the 20th & 21st century, Chappel Galleries sells work by professional artists, many with national reputations, also bringing to the attention of their public some who are younger or less well known who are grounded in the skill of painting, drawing and making of sculpture. They like to retain their identity by selling the work of artists from the region, including those have regional connections.