Our next special exhibition is with the very talented Fay Collins. This is currently planned to open on September 19th 2020, and we very much hope that restrictions will be lifted by then so that it can take place!
Working from her studio in the Forest of Bowland, Fay creates evocative & distinctive paintings of both landscape and nature. For this solo exhibition she will be creating a new body of work. Watch this space for more detail on her planned theme!
Ambleside After The Rain
Phillip L Hobbs
Phillip L Hobbs
White Platts Ambleside
R Martin Tomlinson
Egg Cup and Vase
Dawn Gabrielle Chandler
Ambleside, Inside & Out
27th April – 11th May 2019
Dawn is well-known for her ShelfLife paintings but for this exhibition she returned to a medium, pencil, with which she began her art career over twenty years ago.
The gallery has previously hosted an exhibition of Phil’s Venetian work and was excited to show his more local work too. “I’ve lived and worked in and around Ambleside all of my adult life and I’ve watched it change and seen its people come and go. The farms, blacksmiths’ workshops, slate works and boatyards are all among my favourite subjects”.
This was the first time that the gallery had the pleasure of featuring Martin’s work. Like Phil, Martin has lived in Ambleside for most of his life – “this Exhibition has given me a great chance to focus my painting on the familiar landscape and buildings I see every day. Several of the pictures in this collection have been painted within yards of my front door and it has been a wonderful opportunity to fully appreciate what is virtually on my doorstep.”
A solo exhibition of original art and
limited edition prints by Daniel Cooper
15th September – 7th October 2018
Old Courthouse Gallery
Left: detail of ‘Play of VioLights’ Daniel Cooper
A Day in Venice
21st October – 5th November 2017
A day in Venice, a Watercolour Journey
“I am always slightly envious when someone tells me that they are planning to go to Venice for the first time. Although I have visited that unique city many times, nothing could have prepared me for that first visit. Nor has anything since come close to that initial revelation” – Phil Hobbs