Texture: Sept 15 - Oct 12

Presenting three very exciting artists whose works are very much in contrast, yet often rely on texture, and reworking the surface as an important part of their creative process.

One of the leading Welsh contemporary artists, Vivienne Williams was elected RCA in 2017, a just reward for her beautiful contemplative paintings which involve layer upon layer of reworked colour and texture.

Henry Jabbour, originally from Lebanon, now resident in Cambridge, focuses on the human figure and on the emotive qualities of body gesture, colour and mark-making. His training at Leith School of Art in Edinburgh and a Masters from New York Academy of Art backs up his instinctive feel for the vulnerability and fragility of his subject matter.

Edinburgh artist Rose Strang is a fine talent. She refers mainly to the landscapes of her native land seeking to communicate her response to her beautiful, often bleak subject matter. Her Iona series, painted for this exhibition is fresh vigorous and outstanding work.

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Texture: Sept 15 - Oct 12

Autumn Exhibition, Long Melford: Sept 8 - Oct 10

It's always lovely to represent artists who have been with Lime Tree Gallery from day one. Philip Richardson is moving from Catalonia to Southern France which provides the inspiration for this new series of painting. Sylvia Paul painted this uplifting body of work before travelling to Japan for her third solo exhibition.

Earlier this year we enjoyed meeting Samantha McCubbin in Glasgow and now her painterly work is being shown in Suffolk for the first time.

The Autumn Exhibition also includes work by many of our favourite gallery artists including Vivienne Williams RCA, David Porteous - Butler, Mhairi McGregor RSW, David Smith RSW, Ed Hunter, Val Pitchford and Robert Newton.

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Autumn Exhibition, Long Melford: Sept 8 - Oct 10

David Smith RSW: Solo Exhibition, Long Melford

David Smith is one of Scotland’s leading contemporary painters. Widely collected and much respected by his peers, he was elected a member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW) in November 2011.

This will be David's eight solo exhibition with Lime Tree Gallery and it should cause a stir.

“My upcoming exhibition has been an exciting change of direction for me as I have expanded my subject matter beyond the Scottish borders. My new paintings draw on my love of travel and feature the seaboard of Scotland as well as Southern Europe and the Mediterranean.

Painting and sketching en plein air allows me to focus on the colour and harmony of the subject in front of me immediately. My new exhibition with Lime Tree Gallery captures the contrast between the quiet tonal blues and greys of the North West Scottish mists and the warm vibrant reds and ochres of the Southern Pyrenees.

David will be in the gallery to discuss his work on Saturday 13th October from 11 am to 3 pm.

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David Smith RSW: Solo Exhibition, Long Melford

Mats Rydstern Solo Exhibition: Oct 27 - Nov 13

We are looking forward with great anticipation to the next solo exhibition in our Bristol gallery by our wonderful Swedish artist, Mats Rydstern. Lime Tree Gallery is the only gallery outside Sweden to represent Mats and he has built up a considerable following in this country.

Mats will be present in the gallery on Saturday October 27th

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Mats Rydstern Solo Exhibition: Oct 27 - Nov 13

Summer Exhibition, Long Melford

9th June 2018

Our Summer Exhibition is defined by colour and light, painting and drawing, and features work by several favourite gallery artists such as Chris Bennett ROI, Michael Clark PAI RSW, Joe Hargan DA PPAI PAI, David Smith RSW, Peter Wileman PPROI RSMA EAGMA FRSA, and a long awaited and welcome return by Marion Drummond.

We are also introducing an artist new to the gallery, Aldo Balding, born and raised in the United Kingdom but currently living in the South of France. He started his career as an illustrator before moving to France to become a full-time artist. His tonal work and subtle use of space distortion fits firmly into the Lime Tree Gallery category of ‘painterly’ painters.

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Summer Exhibition, Long Melford

Summer Exhibition, Bristol

A wide-ranging, strong and vibrant exhibition for the summer months featuring work by many favourite gallery artists such as:-

John Button, Michael Clark, John Evans, Molly Garnier, Lindsey Lavender, Alan James McLeod, Sigrid Müller, Gregor Smith, Peter Wileman, Catrin Williams, and Vivienne Williams.

We are also introducing three new artists to the gallery, the very distinguished and widely collected Jeannette Hayes, currently President of The Pastel Society, Nottingham based Oliver Lovley, a full member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art, and Malcolm Taylor, based in the North-West, whose St. Ives School influenced semi-abstract landscapes are shown and collected across the country.

Their work fits firmly into the Lime Tree Gallery tradition of ‘painterly’ painters.

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

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Summer Exhibition, Bristol

Affordable Art Fair, Singapore Nov 15 - 18 2018

We are very excited to be exhibiting at the Affordable Art Fair in Singapore for the first time.

Please get in touch if you would like a ticket.

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Affordable Art Fair, Singapore Nov 15 - 18 2018

Ian Humphreys: Bristol May 3 - 26

At last! We are delighted to present our first solo exhibition by Ian Humphreys.

Ian Humphreys is where our journey into the art world really started. We bought several of his works as we started building our collection in the early 1990s. We still love his work, as it has evolved through many phases from the original, often humorous, figurative and still life work, to today’s haunting, almost abstract, seascapes and landscapes.

Ian will be present in the Bristol gallery at the Preview on the evening of Thursday May 3rd.

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Ian Humphreys: Bristol May 3 - 26

Spring Exhibition, Long Melford: April 14 - May 23

Our latest exhibition features new work by some of our most collected artists:

John Button
Molly Garnier
Robert Newton
Sylvia Paul
David Porteous-Butler

We are delighted to welcome a new artist to the gallery, Adrian Parnell. Adrian was brought up in North Devon and studied at St. Martin’s School of Art and the Slade from 1970–77. He is an associate member of the Penwith Society, St. Ives, Cornwall and has work in the Tate Gallery’s collection at Kettles Yard, Cambridge.

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Spring Exhibition, Long Melford: April 14 - May 23

Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead: May 10 - 13

One of our favourite art fairs up on the Heath.

We'll be on our usual stand D4.

Please let us know if you'd like a free ticket.

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Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead: May 10 - 13

Fresh Art Fair: 27 - 29 April

We are delighted to be exhibiting at the 2nd Fresh Art Fair:

The Centaur Cheltenham Racecourse from April 26 - 29th.

We will on stand 21.

Get in touch for a free ticket.

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Fresh Art Fair: 27 - 29 April

McGregor, Smith and Bennett: Bristol April 7 - 28

Lime Tree Gallery is known for showing painterly work by highly talented artists. Our next exhibition at our Bristol gallery is a prime example of that commitment to painting and drawing.

A powerful exhibition of painterly works by three very different but complementary artists:

Euan McGregor PAI
David Smith RSW
Chris Bennett ROI

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McGregor, Smith and Bennett: Bristol April 7 - 28

Affordable Art Fair Battersea March 8th-11th 2018

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, Trevor Sowden, 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 8th-11th 2018

A Different Perspective: Feb 17: March 3

A solo exhibition of new paintings by John Evans

We are delighted to present our first solo exhibition by John Evans. Over the last two years, John has emerged as one of our most successful painters, admired alike by his fellow professionals and by the wider audience.

His work is very distinctive, covering both landscapes and still-life, with a different view of familiar scenes and clever variations on perspective and construction. The particular focus for many of the local Bristol scenes are the boats and buildings on and around our vibrant harbour-side.

John will be in the gallery for the opening of the exhibition on Saturday 17th February.

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A Different Perspective: Feb 17: March 3

First Look: Long Melford Feb 10 - March 20

Lime Tree Gallery is known for showing painterly work by highly talented artists. The first exhibition of the year is true to our ethos of constantly striving to introduce interesting new artists and artwork to the gallery.

Introducing, new to Long Melford, Boo Mallinson, Rose Strang, Celine Ranger. Featuring new work from Barrie Houghton, Val Pitchford, Helen Glassford.

Fresh, soft and light, new and original, the first look of 2018.

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First Look: Long Melford Feb 10 - March 20

Christmas Exhibition, Bristol

A wide-ranging, strong and vibrant exhibition on the walls at present.

As always, we will be selling a diverse range of 'Painterly' paintings by notable contemporary artists.

Michael Clark PAI RSW, Phil Johns, Alan James Mcleod, Morag Muir, Robert Newton, Ulla Ohlson, Colin Taylor, Jacqueline Watt, Peter Wileman, Vivienne Williams RCA

We also have a beautiful collection of glass and some fine jewellery.

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Christmas Exhibition, Bristol

Christmas Exhibition, Long Melford

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

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

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

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

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

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