Pete is full of beans for new coffee shop and gallery

Sheffield artist Pete McKee exhibits one of his works at Beans Coffee Shop and Gallery, Bolsover along with proprietor Karen Smith.''Beans
Sheffield artist Pete McKee exhibits one of his works at Beans Coffee Shop and Gallery, Bolsover along with proprietor Karen Smith.''Beans

SHEFFIELD artist Pete Mckee brought the seaside to Derbyshire when he dropped in on a new coffee shop and gallery.

Pete stopped in at Beans in Bolsover to officially launch Karen Smith’s business and to display a print of his painting Sunday Kind Of Love.

“It’s great to see a place like this in Bolsover and it’s a lovely little gallery,” said Pete, whose Month Of Sundays exhibition of seaside paintings is on exhibition at Scarborough Art Gallery.

“I’m sure it will do well and people will enjoy the experience of visiting Karen’s place - and I can recommend the food!”

Karen, a former teacher of the deaf and sign language interpreter, said the opening of Beans - which also sells jewellery and cards and holds creative classes taught by local artists and craftspeople - is the realisation of a dream.

“It’s something I have always wanted to do and it’s great Pete could come and exhibit one of his pictures.”

n Beans, on Station Road, is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Visit www.beanscoffeeshopgallery.co.uk/