Two county art lovers have joined forces to create a new venture in Wellingborough town centre, called Picture Everything.
The visual arts centre, in High Street, is the brainchild of Michelle Mason, of JEM Photography, and Neil Pengelly, of The Pixie Gallery.
Just over a year ago, Michelle opened her photography studio in a unit at the old Barratt Shoe factory in Northampton under the banner J.E.M.Photography, whilst Neil Pengelly, a Northampton artist ran his own art and picture framing business The Pixie Gallery.
The two artists who have come together to combine their talents enjoyed the first day, Neil Pengelly said: “I thought the opening went really well.
“We had a lot of visitors who seemed genuinely excited about having an art gallery, framing studio and photography studio all under one roof.
“However, this is just the beginning because we have so many fantastic ideas in the pipeline and can’t wait to show them off.”
Business partner Michelle Mason said: “For me, the opening of this new venture was amazing.
“I spoke to many different people during the opening, not just about the photography, but about the other aspects of our business.
“It was so interesting to hear what people thought of our new venture and they are looking forward to what we have in the pipeline with regards to bringing photography and art together.”
She added: ”We had frame orders, photography shoot bookings and a sale from the art gallery, furthermore other artists have indicated that they would be interested in exhibiting work with us.”
Jo Glover, who attended the opening, was excited about the new shop: “It’s a fantastic new studio with everything you need from a photo shoot.
“The management were so polite and friendly.”