Newsletter March 2018

Maggie Robinson
‘A Touch of Realism’

Exhibition from March 23rd to April 14th


We are privileged to host the solo exhibition ‘A touch of realism’ by this renowned and respected artist from 23rd March to 14th April. 
For several years Maggie has been creating a series of works under the title ‘The music of the landscape’ in which she seeks out the beautiful English countryside, the musical qualities of melody, harmony and rhythm, translating these into paintings which capture the spirit of her understanding. Although her work moves towards the abstract with vibrant colour and often bold expressive marks, she always wants to retain a moment of reality in each painting that keeps a strong link with the true location, hence her title ‘A touch of realism’.
Recent work of Maggie’s was accepted for the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) Exhibition this year to be held in the Mall Galleries in March.
Maggie will present four workshops at the gallery this year, starting on 28th March – see here for more information.

Don’t miss our interview with this delightful artist on our news blog page.


Art Workshops:

We have a new brochure with all our workshop dates for 2018 available at the gallery, make sure you collect one next time you visit!
More detailed information is available on our website. We are very excited to introduce new artists presenting workshops this year, i.e. Liz Welby, Maggie Robinson and Ruth Gray. 
The cost of our workshops for 2018 will be £80 per person per day (except where otherwise stated) which includes a two course lunch served by our café, as well as morning and afternoon refreshments. All the workshops are suitable for beginners and intermediates. Gift vouchers are available if you want to book a workshop for a friend or loved one.

5-7 March:  Lewis Noble Sketching & Painting workshop
8 March:     Wendy Darker ‘Boxing Hares’ workshop
12 March:   Ruth Gray ‘Street Scenes Simplified’ workshop
19 March:   Sue Prince Egg Tempera Folk Art workshop
26 March:   Liz Wellby Mono-printing workshop
28 March:   Maggie Robinson ‘Experiment with Landscape Colour’ workshop

To book contact us at 01335 347425 or email: For more information on each workshop, please go tour website or Facebook page.

Gallery Café


Spoil yourself with a choice of open sandwiches such as Cured Salmon with Cucumber and Cream Cheese,  or try one of our popular Fig & Goat’s Cheese Salads with Serrano ham, or a Pasta with Pesto Sauce, Roasted Courgettes, Olives, Pine Nuts & Parmesan Shavings .
Round it off with our selection of quality coffees or bottomless teas and delicious home baked cakes with a choice of dairy free, sugar free and gluten free available.
Our food is prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients where possible and a range of vegetarian and gluten free choices are available.

Our Book Group usually meets every 1st Monday of the month at 10am. Anyone welcome – please contact Louise Sykes if you want to join or for further information:
Please jot down these dates for our future meetings:
Mar 5th: All the light we cannot see – Anthony Doerr. 
April 9th: Hag-seed – Margaret Atwood
April 30th: The Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien
June 4th: Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman. 
July 2nd: Autumn by Ali Smith. Introduced by Marion.

Dates to remember for April:

April 5th: Wendy Darker workshop ‘Chickens in Acrylic
April 9th: Louise Jannetta watercolour workshop ‘Woods in Springtime’
April 16th: Liz Wellby ‘Getting started with Brushes XP’ – digital drawing on your iPad or iPhone
April 26th: Sue Lewis-Blake drawing workshop ‘Monochrome marks and the impact of colour.


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