Visions – Art Exhibition by Jay Hurst

We are most pleased to announce that the new art exhibition ‘Visions’ by Jay Hurst has gone up at Chester Art Centre!

The private view and ‘meet the artist’ event will take place on Thursday, 10th of March. 

We look forward to seeing you at our NOT socially distanced event!!

From surreal and slightly macabre fantasy to the beauty of organic form, with close observation of nature ‘worthy of a Dutch flower painter’ to portraits reminiscent ‘of a renaissance master’, this selection of drawings and paintings by award winning artist Jay Hurst have it all.

“Jay Hurst’s Visions is such a richly diverse collection of images…. a cornucopia indeed.”

Ian Watson, author of the Screen Story for Spielberg’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence.

“Jay Hurst is that rare creature – a modern fine artist who has mastered the disciplines of anatomy, composition, perspective and chiaroscuro. From hyper-realism to surreal fantasy, his stunning paintings can be delightful, disturbing and witty.”

Bryan Talbot, Writer/Artist, Grandville, Luther Arkwright, Alice in Sunderland


Chris Moore, Artist, Illustrator

“These are terrific! After the Wars has a calmness which belies what, to me, is a nightmare post-apocalyptic dream land.”

Julian Baum, VFX Artist, Illustrator

“Great skill and creativity…. Your work is excellent!”

Gary Blythe, Artist, Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal

“He is clearly not without talent and he fights his corner and might well turn out to be exactly the bolshy young man we need right now, as someone once said of me.”

Michael Sandle RA, Sculptor, Artist

“Extraordinary! Quite brilliant…”

Jim Fitzpatrick, Artist, creator of the original Che Guevara poster

“Portraiture, still life, beautiful pencil work of his home city of Chester, wild science fiction and fantasy imaginings, it’s all grist to Jay Hurst’s churning, hyper­driven brain… he is an artist with a real message”

Jim Burns, internationally acclaimed science­ fiction and fantasy artist.

“Jay’s raw perspective of our world and sometimes twisted imagination, combined with his deep knowledge of light, surface, and the mediums he works with, is a joy to the eyes.”

Paul Varney, Artist, Game Designer. Credits: Sacrifice, X-Com, The Bards Tale, FIFA and Driver series


Mar 10 2022


19:00 - 21:00
Chester Art Centre


Chester Art Centre
132 Northgate St, Chester CH1 2HT
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