Molino del Santo is very keen to support local artists and exhibit their work around the hotel.
We have free permanent art exhibitions, displayed throughout the hotel’s public spaces, and free themed exhibitions in the Sala Nueva (see other uses for the Sala Nueva here) upstairs from the bar. Pauline takes care of keeping in contact with artists and exhibiting their work.
At the beginning of our 2013 season we had a very popular and succesful exhibition by Christine Ellingham called Familar Faces. She painted forty-two portraits of Benaoján’s faces in different styles and colours. It was emotional and lovely to see local people come to spot who they recognised or even see themselves in one of the portraits. We initially planned to run it until March but were asked to extend it until the end of April.
In 2012 we had an exhibition in the function room displaying the work of James Nitchen. He is an artist and illustrator from London, now based in Cortes de la Frontera. He work is very varied, ranging from detailed pencil drawings, oils and pastels to fun cartoons.
2012 also saw a very successful collection of hand-painted geckoes of varying sizes adorning the walls of our bar area. Each one is different although most are brightly coloured and it is no surprise we sold hundreds and have them on display again for 2013 season.
The permanent exhibition consists of artwork produced by local artists, be they Spanish or foreigners living in the area. We are keen to display a wide range of work to represent all areas of art. These are a couple of examples of what is exhibited…
Christine Ellingham has been displaying her artwork in Molino for years. She originally specialised in illustration but painting has gradually superceded that. However the artist has always worked in a variety of media and now her delicate watercolours depict the light and heat of the Andalucian countryside, her still lives are on vast canvases in bold acrylic and her charcoal and pastel works are free style rendering of landscape, rock formations and olive groves.
Patricia Lane specialises in watercolours, often adding mixed media to her work to create texture and drama in her work. Where she is living she finds inspiration from the landscape, people and events around her.
If you, or someone you know, would like to exhibit with us please send us an e-mail with some examples of the kind of work.