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Located in the bustling port of Dartmouth, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, this exciting Gallery has, over thirteen years, established a reputation for exhibiting paintings with a wide range of styles, subjects and mediums to interest the most demanding appreciators of visual arts. This light and spacious gallery usually has four exhibitions a year and typically over 80 new works are on show at all times. We now offer interest-free purchase with the Arts Council supported OWN ART scheme, whereby a painting or sculpture can be paid for over ten months. Brenda and Paul offer a warm and friendly welcome.


What's new:


2014 EXHIBITION PROGRAMME

Throughout 2014 we will hold 4 exhibitions. We will be showing work by our regular gallery artists as well as new artists resulting from our constant search for new talent. In fact one of the joys of owning a gallery is discovering an artist who has never exhibited before, but who shows a real skill. The Spring Exhibition will be Natalie Rymer and Marie Mills. We will be featuring Cyril Croucher, Michael Sanders in the Summer and Stewart Edmondson in the Autumn. More details will be available shortly. More...


LIMITED EDITIONS

This section shows an exclusive range of limited editions, by our gallery artists. Marie Mills, Chris Forsey RI, Yvonne Coomber, Stewart Edmondson, Rosa Sepple RI, Martin Procter , Dionne Sievewright. All on watercolour grade paper with only 50 of each published. New for 2013 is Nagib Karsan with 3 editions of 75 each. More...


SUMMER COLLECTION 2014

A stunning collection of paintings in the gallery for April, colour brochure is available, call for details 01803 834923 More...


POSTCARDS FROM DARTMOUTH RESULTS

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Artists


MICHAEL BOOTH

MICHAEL BOOTH

Michael studied at Amersham Art School Bucks, in the 70s and then achieved a degree placing at Harrow School of Art. Working as a freelance commercial artist in the 80s, took him directly into motor racing composite design.However, the true creative roots of fine art needled away, until he returned to pure painting in 1995. All work is inspired by a summer lifestyle from years of working in the South of France. More...


SARAH WELLS

SARAH WELLS

With a passion for meticulous detail and an extraordinary talent for innovation, Sarah has designed and crafted these very special pieces. The personal boxes are works of art and individually made, each is an original piece both design led and functional. Made from veneer and solid wood, enhanced by stringing on the lid in contrasting the coloured woods. Sycamore, Ebony, Maple and Box wood feature on these items. The inner sections on the larger boxes can be lifted out revealing extra divided trays sections and both boxes have hallmarked silver engraving plaques and escutcheons. This is British Craftsmanship at its best. More...


JACK FRAME

JACK FRAME

Jack Frame can capture the joy of a cherry tree in full blossom, it can make you feel like your heart will burst. His compositions are focussed about the landscape and can invoke a mixture of emotions. Describing himself as a magpie in his approach to his art, Frame is also a romantic in the way he engages his artistic sensibility always striving to strip away the heaviness of a scene, be it in a landscape or figurative painting. More...


TONY ALLAIN

TONY ALLAIN

Tony is a master at painting light and shade, using simple shapes he captures a situation or composition with apparent ease. He was raised in the Channel Islands, but moved to paint and live with the "Painters of Light" in St. Ives in Cornwall before emigrating to Nelson, New Zealand. More...


CLAIRE WILTSHER

CLAIRE WILTSHER

Claire Wiltsher creates impressionistic land and seascapes and this collection has been inspired the south coast. She combines oil with collage to create a layerd canvas and conveys a deep sense of place whilst rejecting the need for total recognition. More...


RACHAEL MIA ALLEN

RACHAEL MIA ALLEN

Born in Truro in 1974 Rachael trained at Falmouth School of Art followed by Staffordshire University. Growing up in Cornwall has fuelled her inspiration & her passion for the cornish landscape that is self-evident in her paintings. More...


JONATHAN TRIM

JONATHAN TRIM

Jonathan studied at Southend School of Art and Leeds University/Huddersfield Polytechnic. He taught for many years before becoming a professional artist. Over the years he has established a reputation for painting atmospheric landscapes working on location. The estuaries, rivers and the low lying wetlands of Britain are his source of inspiration. His painting methods use textural materials which are embedded into the paint creating an interesting surface texture. He applies colour using a wide variety of techniques to capture the flickering light and atmosphere. More...


NATALIE RYMER

NATALIE RYMER

Natalie delights in painting distinctive landscapes depicting the tranquillity and beauty of the english countryside seen as blocks of colours, patterns and shapes. Her imaginative eye for colour leads her to use a warm, rich palette, and she uses numerous painting techniques to develop a variety of surface textures. More...


KATE RICHARDSON

KATE RICHARDSON

Kates first career was that of an Occupational Therapist, but now her family have grown she paints full-time. She says painting is cathartic, meditative, explorative and exhilarating . More...


JONNY SANDERS

JONNY SANDERS

Jonathan began to experiment with clay and wax, gradually developing a unique way of capturing the mood and weight of the animals he spent so long studying in East Africa. I find working in the three dimensional form truly fascinating. He says, the pose has to have an element of drama. Then comes the anatomy of the subject which has to be accurate, but not to the point of compromising the movement and presence of the piece. Jonathan initially cast several of his wildlife sculptures in bronze, but because of increased interest in his pieces has now produced a small range in stoneware. More...


ROBIN MASON

ROBIN MASON

Robin Mason graduated from North Wawickshire School of Art in 1992. He visits the South West several times a year to paint as this area provides much subject material and inspiration. The strong light and shade is the basis of his compositions and he captures the essence of this area completely. More...


JAMES FRASER

JAMES FRASER

Since becoming a full-time artist, James has had 4 solo shows at major Scottish galleries and has become a member of Society of Scottish Artists. This year James has ventured south and arrived in Devon with his enchanting paintings. James technique is to be vigorous with the application of paints to the surface adding collage, pencil marks, pastel and watercolour creating harmony and balance. His choice of subject varies but he favours still life. His work is a portrayal of everyday objects, sometimes recognisable sometimes suggestive. More...


SALLY ANNE FITTER

SALLY ANNE FITTER

Sally primarily concentrates on the varied forms of still life - she has an imaginative eye for colour, with a warm, rich palette. Her vigorous handling, developing surface textures, with numerous painting techniques, lead to a strong sense of design and composition. More...


ANDREW BIRD

ANDREW BIRD

Based in Derbyshire, and a frequent visitor to the West Country, Andrew finds a huge amount of inspiration for his paintings from both of these places. He loves the hustle and bustle of harbours and coastal life, as well as the rugged nature of the landscapes. More...


EXHIBITION PROGRAMME

EXHIBITION PROGRAMME

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NAGIB KARSAN

NAGIB KARSAN

Nagib has developed a technique which is to apply a collage of mixed materials to the image surface before and during the application of the paint. This creates a vibrant, textured finish that is so much a part of his trademark. More...


NICK MACKMAN

NICK MACKMAN

Nick Mackman is a sculptor of one-off clay animals. She has been widely exhibited and in 2012 she was Overall Runner-up and Go Wild Category winner in the Wildlife Artist of the Year competition. She also won the Open Category in 2010. Her animal models have found homes with, amongst others, John Cleese, Judi Dench, Chris Packham, David Shepherd and Viscountess Serena Linley. She has been commissioned by British Airways and the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. More...


MARIE MILLS

MARIE MILLS

Marie Mills is an artist inspired to paint by her passion for life and the natural world. She produces work that takes the viewer into the magical world of wild floral and fauna. She says, I take great delight in starting a new painting, brushing in the skies, this is the only time I use a brush; I then use pallet knives and my fingers to create the hedgerow. More...


MICHAEL SANDERS

MICHAEL SANDERS

Michael's paintings reflect the changing seasons, reflecting the love of the Cornish environment and ever changing colours of the sea, sky and light. He uses oil, acrylic, gouache and watercolour combined with collage techniques to reflect the changing mood of nature More...


RICHARD BUREL

RICHARD BUREL

Richard Burel was born in Rouen, France, in 1974. A brilliant mixed media artist, Burel specializes in townscape. His busy scenes with their quirky figures draw us in, to the point where we begin to realise the ordinary can be extraordinary. More...


EMMA WILLIAMS

EMMA WILLIAMS

Emma was born in 1968, and trained in textile design at Huddersfield University. Emma says that she painted her way through the course realising quite early on that she actually wanted to be an artist. More...


YVONNE COOMBER

YVONNE COOMBER

Yvonnes paintings are her response to the surroundings of her studio which is in a small vibrant town in the South West and surrounded by meadows and fields. More...


MICHAEL ASHCROFT

MICHAEL ASHCROFT

Born in 1969, Michael John Ashcroft grew up in Croston in the heart of Lancashire. After leaving school in 1985 with top grades in art he began his career as an engineer, painting and sketching only in his spare time. In 1998 he had a major operation and decided to paint more seriously.
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KATE BARKER

KATE BARKER

Kate was born in 1974, in Exeter, grew up on a Devon small holding and as a child travelled all over Europe and India, with her parents. While living in Spain, she became fascinated with the city its people, culture and architecture. More...


DONALD MACLEAN

DONALD MACLEAN

Donald Mclean has drawn and painted from a young age and has spent his whole adult life working in the arts. He trained in Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art from 1980 - 1985 and then gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Theatre Studies from University College Cardiff ( now the University of Wales) in 1988. Since then he has lectured and worked as a Theatre designer and Scenic Artist throughout Scotland. More...


EMMA S DAVIS RSW

EMMA S DAVIS RSW

Born into a family of artists in Paisley in August 1975, Emma studied Fine Art Drawing & Painting for four years at The Glasgow School of Art and graduated in 1998 with a BA Honours. Since then, she has won several prestigious awards, exhibited at several group and solo exhibitions throughout the UK. More...


JEAN FEENEY

JEAN FEENEY

Born in York, Jean now lives in the heart of highland Perthshire, but admits that some of her greatest artistic inspiration comes from a very different part of the Scottish landscape. From her first visit to Ardnamurchan and the West Coast in 1990 Jean fell in love with the landscape, light and colour there, and these have been at the center of her creative output ever since. Jean has Scottish roots through her father's family and came back to live north of the border over 15 years ago. More...


STEVE SHAW

STEVE SHAW

Since graduating in Fine Art from the University of Central England in 2003, Steve Shaw has quickly established a reputation for his playful and inspired wildlife and still life oils. More...


LIONEL JEANS

LIONEL JEANS

A self-taught watercolour painter, he combines precise draughtsmanship with a fresh, honest simple technique, loose positive, deliberate brushwork is what he strives for. More...


CHRIS FORSEY RI

CHRIS FORSEY RI

Chris Forsey began his art career as an illustrator in a publisher's studio after studying art and graphics in Bristol. He is a self taught watercolour painter, constantly trying to extend and add to his skills in water-based media. He has exhibited on numerous occasions with the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour. More...


JOHN BRENTON

JOHN BRENTON

John Brenton is an artist who prefers to paint from life using oils, the subject matter is the motivation of painting for most artists and the principal aim in each work is to express a personal response to a landscape. His work is directed towards meeting the challenge of painting the awe-inspiring beauty of the Cornish coastline where he was born and raised. More...


ROSA SEPPLE RI SWA

ROSA SEPPLE RI SWA

Rosa Sepple RI was born in London of Italian/British parents. Rosa lived in Northern Italy for several years. Throughout those years, Rosa spent a great deal of time in the studio of her Grandfather, Italian artist, Salvatore Casagrande More...


COLIN KENT RI

COLIN KENT RI

Colin Kent RI was born in London in 1934. He studied painting and architecture at Walthamstow College of Art, and worked for a number of years as a qualified architect. He was elected a member of the RI in 1971. More...


JASON HICKLIN

JASON HICKLIN

Jason was born in Wolverhampton, and graduated from St Martins in London with an honours degree in painting. This was followed by a postgraduate degree in printmaking from the Central School of Art, London. Jason says his work is based upon the british isles, it's weather, light and colour. All Jasons work is begun outdoors, carrying the minimum of equipment, he will walk and climb the area for days and sometimes nights, usually in extreme weather. More...


AMANDA HOSKIN

AMANDA HOSKIN

Amanda Hoskin was born and grew up in Cornwall. After graduating from Falmouth School of Art & Design she became a freelance wildlife illustrator, working and living in London. Amanda combines technical mastery with fast and loose expressive use of paint to capture the light and atmosphere of the landscape that she knows and loves so well. More...


JUDE FREEMAN

JUDE FREEMAN

Jude Freeman is a mosaic artist and designer living between England and Italy. She started working with mosaics after being inspired by the abstract wall panels of contemporary Italian mosaic artists. She works with a range of materials but particularly likes stone, marble, hand painted japanese porcelain, raku pottery, semi-precious stones and minerals, gold, silver and bronze. More...


NICHOLAS STJOHN ROSSE

NICHOLAS STJOHN ROSSE

His paintings are concerned with the human figure and how it relates to its immediate surroundings. Portrait painting has featured throughout his career and he has an abiding interest in the human face and the way it appears, or doesn’t, in figure compositions. More...


STEWART EDMONDSON

STEWART EDMONDSON

Stewart is inspired raw and alive landscapes around his home. Skies and the weather play a large part in the composition, and if its raining, part of the medium too. Stewart has a Solo Exhibition during October each year at the Gallery More...


DAVID WHEELER

DAVID WHEELER

David was born in London, Notting Hill and studied design. David is a 'modern' painter using oils on both canvas and paper and loves to experiment with texture and colour. More...


JOHN BOYCE

JOHN BOYCE

Painting in oils, John's style is impressionistic and compact. More...


JUDY HEMPSTEAD

JUDY HEMPSTEAD

Judy was formally trained at Goldsmith's in London. After a life as Senior Lecturer in Art & Design at Exeter College, she left to become a full-time artist More...


CYRIL CROUCHER

CYRIL CROUCHER

His intense and detailed images of Cornish landmarks are captivating and unique. More...


TINA  MORGAN

TINA MORGAN

Tina studied art and design in Cornwall gaining an LSIAD in industrial design. Inspired by the great Royal Academicians Fred Cuming and Ken Howard, Tina established her reputation as an oil painter capturing the light and her personal experiences of family beach life. More...


MARTIN PROCTER

MARTIN PROCTER

Martins passion for architecture is reflected in his paintings. His love of structure, form and design is obvious. He uses watercolour and gesso to create the sweeping dramatic skies so prevalent in his work. More...


DIONNE SIEVEWRIGHT

DIONNE SIEVEWRIGHT

Dionne was born in 1973 in Perth. She studied Illustration & Printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee and graduated in 1997. She has self-determination and a love of colour and texture and has worked in a wide range of disciplines, including surface pattern design for textiles, architectural rendering and illustration. More...


DAVID NORMAN

DAVID NORMAN

Davids draughting skills provide the basis for his beautiful watercolours. His subtle palette creates the moods for his town and cityscapes. More...


RACHEL DUCKER

RACHEL DUCKER

Rachel sculpts in body shapes wire producing ephermeral human forms. More...


JOSS KINGSNORTH

JOSS KINGSNORTH

Joss lives near Plymouth and her unique technique produces distinctive and atmospheric images of the sea and islands around the south west coast More...