Christmas Exhibition, Long Melford November 24th

A wide-ranging, strong and vibrant exhibition for the Christmas season, with new works of all sizes to suit a wide range of budgets. We hope to have something to please almost everyone,with still-life, landscape and figurative paintings, semi-abstract through to representational, all
underpinned with real technical ability.

Featuring work by John Button, Sarah Carrington, Claire Harrigan RSW, Peter King, Lucy McKie ROI, Sylvia Paul, Emma Williams.

With a lovely selection of jewellery and glass, there should be plenty of inspiration for Christmas presents!

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Christmas Exhibition, Long Melford November 24th

Christmas Exhibition Bristol November 30th - January 13

A wide-ranging, strong and vibrant exhibition for the Christmas season.

As always, we will be selling a diverse range of 'Painterly' paintings by notable contemporary artists, with a good selection of Christmas present sized and priced works.

Michael Clark PAI RSW, Phil Johns, Boo Mallinson, Alan James Mcleod, Morag Muir, Sigrid Müller, Ulla Ohlson, Val Pitchford, Colin Taylor, Jacqueline Watt, Vivienne Williams RCA

We also have a beautiful collection of glass and some fine jewellery, all entirely suitable for Christmas presents for someone else, or even for you!

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Christmas Exhibition Bristol November 30th - January 13

Edinburgh Art Fair, 17th-19th November

We are excited to be exhibiting for the first time at Edinburgh Art Fair.

Edinburgh Corn Exchange
New Market Road
EH14 1RJ

We will have new work by Steven Lindsay, Michael Clark, Ulla Ohlson, Rose Strang, Peter Wileman, Vivienne Williams, Trevor Sowden and Robert Newton.

Please let us know if you'd like a ticket for 2 to the Private View on the evening of Thursday 16th November
sue@limetreegallery.com

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Edinburgh Art Fair, 17th-19th November

Cambridge City Art Fair: 9 -12 November 2017

We are looking forward to exhibiting at the fifthCambridge City Art Fair, an exciting new event on the art calendar. We hope that you can join us.

9-12 November 2017
The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

Please email info@limetreegallery.com if you would like a downloadable free invitation for the Private View and for the main fair days.

We will be showing new works by many of our most collected artists including Judith I Bridgland, John Button, Steven Lindsay, Elisabeth Lindstedt, Lucy McKie, Sigrid Müller, Robert Newton, Philip Richardson, Trevor Sowden, David Smith and Peter Wileman.

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Cambridge City Art Fair: 9 -12 November 2017

A Scottish Odyssey in Blue by David Smith RSW: Oct 28 - Nov 21

We are delighted to be exhibiting our 7th Solo show For David Smith RSW.

David understands the coast and islands of Scotland like few others. Many years of hill walking, mountaineering and rock climbing have instilled a clear sense of the terrain and skies, which is recreated in his paintings. His distinctive landscapes have become widely collected, and he was elected RSW in 2011.

‘Blue, Turquoise and Green are the primary colours that make up the palette for this exhibition of new Scottish paintings. They are the colours of the landscape which I tried to capture between plein air painting and working on my sketches.

The Sketchbooks for this exhibition are visual diaries of my travels and thoughts around the seaboard of Scotland, from the Firth of Clyde to Glen Elg in the West Highlands, the Hebrides to the Moray coast in the North East and down to the East Neuk of Fife.’

Come and meet the artist at Lime Tree Gallery on Saturday 28th October.

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A Scottish Odyssey in Blue by David Smith RSW: Oct 28 - Nov 21

Light Trail by Peter Wileman, Long Melford: Oct 14 - Nov 7

Peter Wileman is one of the UK’s leading contemporary painters. He is a Past President and a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, a Member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Peter’s style is bold and vigorous, both in the use of colour and handling of paint, as he explores the effect of light on his subject. Seeking atmosphere through light and colour, he works in varying degrees of abstraction.

In this exhibition, Peter has focussed much of his attention on our beautiful Suffolk coast, with his interpretations of many of our favourite places ranging from Pin Mill up to Walberswick, via Woodbridge and other points in between.

‘My work in the exhibition aspires to interpret the way I see my favourite views through extensive use of both light, colour and varying degrees of abstraction.
I paint what I feel and not just what I see, conveying a sense of power and emotion that goes beyond the mere recording of the scene before me.’

Peter will be present from 11.00-15.00 on Saturday 14th October. Please take the chance to meet one of our leading artists. All welcome.

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Light Trail by Peter Wileman, Long Melford: Oct 14 - Nov 7

Down by the Shore, Long Melford

Summer by the sea!

Our Long Melford exhibition for August is 'Down by the Shore', a series of paintings of the sea, the seaside, beaches, lochs, boats, sunsets and fun by the coast.

Featuring works by Judith Bridgland, John Evans, Ed Hunter, Sylvia Paul, Rhonda Smith, David Smith RSW and Peter Wileman FROI RSMA FRSA.

A colourful and painterly burst of summer.

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Down by the Shore, Long Melford

Wales Revisited, Bristol: Sept 2 - Oct 3

A solo exhibition of new work by Judith I Bridgland.

Artist's Statement:

In 2012, I had a very successful exhibition at the Lime Tree Gallery in Bristol called ‘The Great Welsh Journey’. It documented my travels through Wales in the form of paintings and drawings.
In the years since, I have returned to Wales, mostly to stay on the Gower Peninsula, in order to gather material for this show – ‘Wales Revisited’.

Here, I hope to show how revisiting a location can help you understand the landscape and see it with fresh eyes. I have tried to explore the beauty of this area with its magnificent coastline through a variety of paintings, drawings and new media.

Much loved Welsh artist Trevor Sowden has given us a new series of lovely linocut prints. We are also introducing beautiful semi figurative sculpture by Helen Sinclair from the Gower and fine ceramics by Cardiff based Lisa-Marie Tann.

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Wales Revisited, Bristol: Sept 2 - Oct 3

Affordable Art Fair, Bristol 7 - 10 September 2017

We love exhibiting at the Bristol Affordable Art Fair. Less frantic than some other art fairs, and in the lovely Brunel's Old Station at Temple Meads it has a great vibe.

We will be showing new work by Judith Bridgland, John Button, John Evans, Steven Lindsay, Robert Newton, Ulla Ohlson, Trevor Sowden and Peter Wileman FROI RSMA FRSA.

Do come and see us on Stand E9 opposite the cafe.

We have some tickets which give free or reduced price entry. Please contact us on sue@limetreegallery for more details.

Brunel’s Old Station,Temple Meads, Bristol,BS1 6QH

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Affordable Art Fair, Bristol 7 - 10 September 2017

Summer Exhibition, Bristol

A wide-ranging, strong and vibrant exhibition for the summer months featuring work by many of our favourite gallery artists.

With landscapes, still-life and semi abstract works, this exhibition should have something for everyone!

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Summer Exhibition, Bristol

Wales Prints

A series of unframed linoprints by much loved Welsh artist, Trevor Sowden

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Wales Prints

Fresh Art Fair

We are delighted to be exhibiting at a new Art Fair:

The Centaur Cheltenham Racecourse

May 11 - 14

We will on stand 21.

Please get in touch if you would like a complimentary ticket for two people.

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Fresh Art Fair

Summer Exhibition: Long Melford

3rd June

Our vibrant Summer Exhibition brings new work across a variety of styles, semi- abstract, landscape and still life, covering a wide range of media, including collage, oils, and watercolours.

We are exhibiting paintings by James Bland, John Button, Molly Garnier, Irene McCann, Lucy McKie, Sylvia Paul, Philip Richardson, Alexander Robb and Gregor Smith.

A varied and colourful show, from a fine array of artists.

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Summer Exhibition: Long Melford

A Sense of Place, Bristol May 20th 2017

Landscape painters often seek new vistas - often drawn to the natural landscape and sometimes towards man- altered terrains. They usually have a special relationship with a particular place which has been an important part of their life as an artist, somewhere they feel connected, where they have A Sense of Place.

From the high-reaching buildings of Edinburgh to Bristol's Harbourside, from the remote coasts of Sweden to Southern California, this exhibition provides an insight to the environments that have inspired our artists.

New to the gallery are Edinburgh - based artists Rose Strang and Lindsey Lavender. With acrylics, Rose paints with a personal response to the immediacy of a landscape. Her inspiration derives for the culture and history of an environment. Lindsey paints photo -realist scenes of overlooked areas of the city. With clever use of shadow and light, her people-less landscapes create a moody atmosphere.

Featuring work by Annette Edgar, John Evans, Anna King, Lindsey Lavender, Elisabeth Lindstedt, Euan McGregor PAI, Rhonda Smith and Rose Strang.

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A Sense of Place, Bristol May 20th 2017

Spring Exhibition, Long Melford April 1 - May 23

A lively and vibrant mixed show to welcome the better weather! Featuring landscapes, still-life and portraits, this is an exhibition demonstrating our long held values of painting and drawing, colour and light.

The exhibition includes work from several of our most collected artists such as:

Chris Bennett ROI, Judith Bridgland, Michael Clark PAI RSW, John Evans, Ed Hunter, Peter King, Lucy McKie ROI, Robert Newton, Sylvia Paul, David Smith RSW, Rhonda Smith and Robert Walker.

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Spring Exhibition, Long Melford April 1 - May 23

Paper Trail: Bristol

Works on paper have their own distinct attraction. The paintings, most often, although not always, in watercolour and gouache, have a particular lightness of touch, and the prints their own distinct, often stylised look.  
Although the favourite of amateurs and beginners, watercolour is actually a very difficult medium to master, and the work of a really good watercolour painter is a thing apart. In the same way, top-class printmaking can soar the heights of creativity.

‘Paper Trail’ brings together a range of artists, who cover a broad spectrum of  painting and printmaking: The exhibition continues until April 21st.
 
Michael Clark RSW, Barrie Houghton, Henry Jabbour, Steven Lindsay, Robert Matthew, Ulla Ohlson,David Smith RSW, Vivienne Williams

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Paper Trail: Bristol

Affordable Art Fair Battersea March 2017

We are looking forward to returning to the Affordable Art Fair Battersea, one of the largest and best attended art fairs in the world.

Do come and visit us on Stand J9.

We have a series of exciting new paintings by Michael G Clark PAI RSW, Steven Lindsay, Lucy McKie ROI, Robert Newton, David Smith RSW and Peter Wileman PPOI RSMA EAGMA FRSA.

Please contact us if you would like tickets.

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Affordable Art Fair Battersea March 2017

A Sense of Space: 21 Jan 2017

A sense of space has always been, by definition, an integral part of still-life painting. Stillness is an unchanging relationship between an object or objects and the space in which it sits.
Over the years painters have sought to exploit this relationship in many ways.
Maybe the often beautiful combination of traditional realist painting set against a vague or even abstract background.
Or perhaps representing the objects so that they appear weightless and floating in lightly suggested two-dimensional space.
Traditional realism has every detail of the background carefully considered and faithfully reproduced.
‘A Sense of Space’ brings together a wide range of artists, who cover a broad spectrum of still-life painting:

James Bland NEAC,John Button,John Evans,Mhairi McGregor RSW,Lucy McKie ROI,Philip Richardson,Alexander Robb,Mats Rydstern,David Smith RSW,Mairi Stewart,Robert Walker

This strong, colourful and varied exhibition offers something for all and continues until February 21st.

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A Sense of Space: 21 Jan 2017

Places I Know: 28 Jan 2017

Although landscape painters often seek new vistas, they usually have a special relationship with a particular place which has been an important part of their life as an artist. Be it an island, a town, a river or a coastline, something draws them back.

Maybe the same view in different light, maybe an element of realism within a largely abstract or semi-abstract space. Or perhaps experimenting with the colours and construction of a familiar view to give an unfamiliar composition to a well-known place.

New to the gallery is Suffolk- born, Swedish- based painter John Button. His evocative Suffolk coastal scenes are a distant reference to his childhood by the sea, north of Southwold.

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Places I Know: 28 Jan 2017

Works on Paper Feb 9-12

Lime Tree Gallery is pleased to be exhibiting at Works on Paper Art Fair, at the Royal Geographical Society, London SW7

9th - 12th February 2017

We will be showing work by artists Michael G Clark PAI RSW, Henry Jabbour, Steven Lindsay, Robert Matthew, Ulla Ohlson, David Smith RSW, Gregor Smith RSW, Trevor Sowden and Vivienne Williams.

This fair shows a wealth of art - using the supports of paper or similar for a wide variety of media and ages - so from early watercolours to the latest printmakers - there should be something for every taste and a wide price range to match.

Please get in touch if you would like an invitation.

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Works on Paper Feb 9-12

Ten by Ten

As part of our 10th anniversary celebration and as a thank you to our clients, many of our artists have given us 10” by 10” unframed paintings, all on canvas, and all to be sold at a special price of £500.

We hope that this will be an exciting opportunity for many of you to pick up a new work at a very reasonable price!

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Ten by Ten

Ten out of Ten

Ten years ago this November we opened our first gallery in Long Melford. Sometimes it feels like a lifetime ago, sometimes it feels like yesterday!

To celebrate we will hold a special 10th anniversary exhibition, including work by a wide range of our favourite artists, some of whom were in our opening exhibition, and others we have met in more recent
years.

All the way through we have stayed true to our belief in ‘painterly’ painters and this exhibition reflects that commitment.

Do come and celebrate with us at the Private View on the evening of Friday 18th November and throughout Saturday 19th.

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Ten out of Ten

Colour - Bristol 5- 30 November 2016

5th - 30 th November

A powerful exhibition by four of Scotland’s leading artists, all known for their use of colour, which is at the dynamic heart of Scottish painting.

Judith Bridgland is one of the UK’s most well known contemporary painters. She is widely collected, and her work is appreciated for powerful vigorous use of paint and sophisticated compositions.

Pam Carter has developed her own, very successful, take on the West Coast tradition of strong colour to interpret the drama of light in the landscape. Her work is inspired by the changing light sequences of the Western Isles.

Peter King, the first artist ever sold in Lime Tree Gallery, has created a distinctive style of painting, both still-life and landscape. Colour and the tactile qualities of paint are essential to his painting style; the marks, free paint and the textured shapes become field, wood and sky.

Alison McWhirter has an instinctive, unerring command of colour, often in novel combinations. She often mixes paint directly on the canvas, so creating a spontaneity which is instantly recognizable.

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Colour - Bristol 5- 30 November 2016

State of Flux: London, 25 - 29 October

Lime Tree Gallery is popping up in London to present a solo exhibition of new paintings and drawing by

Steven Lindsay

State of Flux

25th - 29th October

at A&D Gallery, 51 Chiltern Street, London W1U 6LY

Artist's statement:

The exhibition is called State of Flux as it suggests change, continuous passage, flow and movement. I feel it's relevant to my work, as well as reflecting the constantly changing, uncertain times in which we are living.

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State of Flux: London, 25 - 29 October

October Exhibition, Bristol

A lovely mixed exhibition featuring gallery favourite artists, and introducing from France, Céline Ranger.

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October Exhibition, Bristol

Cartman and McGregor: Bristol Sept 3 - Oct 4

Sam Cartman and Euan McGregor, artists of quite different background and education, have emerged as two of the great stylists of contemporary Scottish painting. Euan, born into a well-known Scottish family of artists and educated at Glasgow School of Art, Sam an Englishman, trained at Cumbria College of Arts and Design, before moving to Glasgow and then Dumfries and Galloway.

The work of both is shaped by image and composition, Sam’s by landscapes and urban environments, Euan’s often by the form of buildings and their immediate locale.

This is an exhibition of highly original and unusual paintings, always interesting, often challenging and usually with a keen sense of space, form and distance.

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Cartman and McGregor: Bristol Sept 3 - Oct 4

May Collection, Bristol: May 7 - June 8

We are excited to welcome some new artists to Bristol this month.

A strong and vibrant exhibition featuring a wide selection of 'Painterly' paintings by notable contemporary artists. Portraits feature strongly from two artists exhibiting in Bristol for the first time: Chris Bennett, a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and Aine Divine, Finalist of the 2013 Sky Arts “Portrait Artist of the Year Award”.

There are still life paintings by up and coming young Scottish artist, Martin Hill and landscapes by gallery favourite, Philip Richardson.

We continue our Swedish connection, with evocative landscapes by Elisabeth Lindstedt and beautiful hand-made jewellery by Swedish born silversmith Moa Smith who now lives in Bristol.

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May Collection, Bristol: May 7 - June 8

Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead 16 - 19 June

We are looking forward to our return to Hampstead, one of the nicest events in the art fair world.

We will be taking new works by Michael Clark, Molly Garnier, Steven Lindsay, Euan McGregor, Lucy McKie, Robert Newton David Smith, Trevor Sowden and Peter Wileman.

Come and see us on Stand D4.

If you would like tickets, please email sue@limetreegallery.com



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Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead 16 - 19 June

Colour: Long Melford April 9 - May 29

A powerful exhibition by four of Scotland's leading artists, all known for their use of colour.

Judith Bridgland is one of the UK's most well- known contemporary painters. She is widely collected, and her work is appreciated for powerful vigorous use of paint, sophisticated compositions.

Pam Carter, also mainly a landscape painter, has developed her own, very successful, take on the West Coast tradition of colour.

Peter King, the first artist ever sold in Lime Tree Gallery, has created a distinctive style of painting, both still-life and landscape. Peter's inspiration often stems from the seasonal effects of nature on the surrounding environment.

Marion Thomson’s work is often inspired by the Outer Hebrides. She focuses on the combinations of light and weather, the sense of space and the atmosphere of the landscapes.

This is a very powerful exhibition full of strong colour, drama and light.

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Colour: Long Melford April 9 - May 29

Affordable Art Fair Battersea March 10 - 13 2016

We are looking forward to returning to the Affordable Art Fair Battersea, one of the largest and best attended art fairs in the world.

Do come and visit us on Stand J9.

We have a series of exciting new paintings by Michael G Clark PAI RSW, Steven Lindsay, Lucy McKie ROI, Robert Newton, David Smith RSW and Peter Wileman PPOI RSMA EAGMA FRSA.

Please contact us if you would like tickets.

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Affordable Art Fair Battersea March 10 - 13 2016

Invited Members of the RSW, Long Melford

Lime Tree Gallery specialises in representing Scottish artists known for the painterly use of colour and light. During the first exhibition of the year, a group of distinguished Members of The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW) have been invited to exhibit a selection of their work. The RSW has a pedigree dating from its foundation in 1876. Many of Scotland’s most notable artists, including Academicians, have been RSWs. Today the membership of over 120 is replete with the names of painters who have international reputation.

Lime Tree Gallery is showing work by a selection of invited current RSWs, covering a wide range of subject matter, styles and media by Charles Anderson, Michael G Clark, Douglas Davies, Emma S Davis, Claire Harrigan, Sian MacQueen, Mhairi McGregor, David Smith and
Gregor Smith.

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Invited Members of the RSW, Long Melford

First of the Year: Bristol Jan 16

As usual, we look to kick off the year with a mixed exhibition designed to lift spirits in the dark days of winter.

The exhibition includes the beautiful, evocative landscapes of Molly Garnier, from Norfolk and, Robert Newton, from Northumberland. From Scotland there are bright, cheerful beach scenes by Rhonda Smith, subtle Scottish landscapes by Zanna Wilson and Adam Kennedy’s visually striking nautical paintings, inspired by the once illustrious ship building industry of his Glasgow home.

Parastoo Ganjei provides powerful still life work, and we are delighted to introduce one of the UK’s leading young print artists, Helen Fay, who has given us a terrific selection of her very distinctive etchings of animals and birds.

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First of the Year: Bristol Jan 16

Spring Exhibition, Bristol March 19 - April 12

A mixed exhibition of new work by:

James Bland NEAC, Ed Hunter, Phil Johns, Jane Kite, Steven Lindsay, Robert Newton, Sylvia Paul, Philip Richardson, David Smith RSW, Peter Wileman and Emma Williams

A wide ranging and painterly exhibition.

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Spring Exhibition, Bristol March 19 - April 12

David Smith RSW- An Eye to the West - Bristol Oct 10 - Nov 2

Oct 10 - Nov 2

Artist's statement:

I am delighted to be have been asked once again to have a solo show with the Lime Tree Gallery. An Eye to the West is a collection of new Scottish paintings inspired by my recent trip to the Hebrides as artist in residence at Garyvard Lewis.

Working outdoors in a landscape still not cultivated by generations of crofting l found the contrast between the harshness of the Lewis landscape and the gentler shell beaches and strands of Harris compelling and exciting.

Working up my sketch books and canvases by drawing and painting on the spot for long hours in the clear northern light then returning to the studio in the evening to finish the painting was physically demanding but aesthetically rewarding.

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David Smith RSW- An Eye to the West - Bristol Oct 10 - Nov 2

Mats Rydstern Solo Exhibition Bristol Nov 7 - Dec 2

November 7th sees the much anticipated return to Bristol of the talented Swedish painter, Mats Rydstern. Mats is featured in many important collections in his homeland, and has become very sought after in the UK, since Lime Tree Gallery first featured his work in 2007. His last UK show, in 2012 was hugely popular.

Born in in Stockholm in 1952, and educated at Valands School of Fine Art in Gothenburg University from 1973 -1979, Mats is a fine technician of considerable versatility and vision. Although a noted portrait painter, his exhibited work comprises mostly his landscapes and beautiful still life works.

His still life work has an identifiable Scandinavian sparseness, whilst his landscapes follow a broader European tradition, even if they are often obviously Swedish locations. Both are distinguished by brilliant treatment of light and an unusual ability to capture stillness.
Mats Rydstern will be at the Lime Tree Gallery from 11.00-16.00 on Saturday 7th November

The day will also feature beautiful Swedish jewellery by Moa Smith. See 'News' for more information

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Mats Rydstern Solo Exhibition Bristol Nov 7 - Dec 2

Robert Newton - An Intimate Landscape - Solo Exhibition

'These paintings are of a working landscape and its surroundings, a landscape re-shaped to suit our own existence either for agriculture or mining or other development. Divided by narrow stretches of hedgerow, woodland and path, these tiny oases are a sanctuary for many insects, plants and animals. Here I highlight their habitat and its fragility; tomorrow it may be gone forever.'

This work is a journal of an immediate landscape, one that has become deeply rooted within my subconscious whilst walking my dog each day. A long-term project and one I began last year, it is a new direction and one, I hope, will add more emphasis to my painting.

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Robert Newton - An Intimate Landscape - Solo Exhibition
Scottish Landscape Artists
Still Life