Artists opening for London Gallery event

Mandy-Jayne Ahlfors in her Belper art studio
Mandy-Jayne Ahlfors in her Belper art studio

FOUR artists from Belper, who linked up via social media on the internet are hoping their work could appear in an exhibition in London.

Ruth Gray joined the Desperate Artwives Group after reading a message on Twitter and it was there that she met Jenny Oldknow, Christine Gray and Mandy –Jayne Ahlfors – all Belper artists who all share similar stories of raising families and working yet still finding time to create artwork in between.

Desperate Artwives is a group of women and artists who have been putting their “artistic needs” on hold because of work and families but are now looking to reclaim their artist status.

It has helped the Belper foursome to meet up and collaborate on other projects such as the Derbyshire Open Arts and the Belper Art Trail through social networks such as Twitter and Facebook.