Hello and welcome to my blog. My name is Lesley Jane Nixon. I am a native of the wild and windy Staffordshire Moorlands and Peak District National Park. I am based in the market town of Leek and Mum to 3 grown up children and 2 beautiful cats.
I am gradually adding content to this site, so please do forgive any omissions or glitches as I learn the word-press ropes.
In the meantime, I thought I’d post a little insight into the birth of our gallery.
Last summer, I was daydreaming about opening a gallery in our gorgeous little market town of Leek.
A few like minded artist friends joined in with the conversation and a co-operative was born. Whilst opening a bricks and mortar gallery wasn’t initially on our radar, a wonderful opportunity fell into our laps as a small shop in Getliffes Yard was moving into a larger unit. After much discussion, we decided to take a huge leap of faith and take on the lease to number 20 Getliffes Yard and Gallery Twenty was born.
Our collective has a wonderful, eclectic blend of artists, designers and makers. Our range includes everything from fine art, jewellery and glass, to ceramics and textiles. As well as artistic talent, there is a wealth of other work and business experience, which suits the running of a business perfectly.
We opened our doors in October 2017 and enjoyed a bumper Christmas shopping season and have started to mature into a solid, year round business.