Up Coming Exhibitions

David  Humphreys: Paintings and Collages

An 80th Birthday Celebration

14th to 22nd April    Open daily: 11am to 4pm     (Sunday: 11am to 1.30pm)

And by appointment until 29 April


Saturday 14 April 5pm – 7pm

Sunday 15 April 11am – 1.30pm


David Humphreys has lived in Sussex for over fifty years. We first exhibited his work over a decade ago and now at 80 he is still at the height of his powers and pushing his work in new directions.   David’s work is rooted in the landscape, He loves to walk, to Cissbury or Chanctonbury and down to the sea. Otherwise as Far as Black Cap or the Kingly Vale … across the vinyards and down through the park to Petworth. Influenced by the poetry of Edward Thomas he is a lyrical painter in the British pastoral tradition.

When not in Sussex, David is drawn to the far flung corners of the British Isles, setting forth in his red camper van. He responds to the purity and geography of these places. The vast sweeps of deserted beaches running into sheltered coves, the ancient hills swathed in mist, the bare rocks, coarse grass and whitewashed cottages hugging the shore or nestled in the dip of a farmland. With his luminous but restrained palette, his feeling for rhythm and form Humphreys celebrates the land as a life force. He has shown throughout Britain, New York, South America and on the Continent. A regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy he is represented in many private, corporate and museum collections including the Arts Council of Great Britain and the National Library of Wales.



Summer Exhibition: Painting and Sculpture

May 19 to June 17

Saturday  May 2018 – Sunday 17 June 2018

Private Views: Saturday 19 May 3.0 pm – 8.0 pm and Sunday 20 May 11 am -1.30 pm


Selected with a commitment to quality, innovation and originality, a wide range of work will be on show; small-scale sculpture and paintings in the gallery, and in the garden large-scale works in all media, both abstract and figurative – many of which have been commissioned specially for the exhibition.

Large-scale pieces grab the headlines, Penny Hardy’s life size She Blew Me Away seems to move in the wind although made entirely of recycled scrap metal.  Trudy Redfern, who has painted the Queen’s horses, is making a life-size driftwood horse which will be constructed on site.  Trudy combs the beaches of Britain sourcing driftwood after the winter storms.  Jilly Sutton’s Architect, cast in verdigris bronze resin from the original wood assemblage, reflects the chaos and resolution associated with building projects.

Interior pieces include Nicholas Lees’s  sculptures made from hand thrown porcelain which is then turned on the wheel.  Their subtle surfaces set up shimmering patterns of optical illusion.  Neil Lawson Baker’s bronzes such as the Three Sisters reflect his deep sensitivity to the human condition, his understanding of form references the best traditions of Modern British Art. While leading wild-life artist, Adam Binder returns with his bronzes; simplified yet finely realized, his acute sense of observation captures the spirit of the wild creatures he knows so well.

The artists on show are drawn from all corners of the British Isles.  Landscapes by Hannah Woodman and Gareth Edwards reflect the long traditions of Cornish landscape paintings with their emphasis on abstraction, paint surface and shimmering tonal qualities.  Kate Corbett-Winder’s work is rooted in the landscape of the Welsh Marches merging abstraction with memory and observation.  Peter White’s monumental vessels painted in oil and wax media stir up associations of the archeology and landscape of the Far North West of Scotland where he lives.  Exhibiting for the first time, Russian artist, Sveta Rumak’s work conjures the lost innocence of her Ukranian childhood.



Walter Bailey, Adam Binder, Arabella Brookes, Oliver Ferrier, Felicia Fletcher, Penny Hardy, Neil Lawson Baker, David Klein,Nicholas Lees  Aloysha Moeran, Nicolas Moreton, Miranda Michels, James Parker, William Peers, Trudy Redfern, Guy Stevens, Jilly Sutton, Jo Sweeting

LIST OF EXHIBITING ARTISTS Anthony Bream, Kate Corbett-Winder, Gareth Edwards, Leonie Gibbs, Bridget Macdonald, Stephen Palmer, Sveta Rumack, Peter White, Hannah Woodman