Alan Cotton - Miklosvar Gardens, Transylvania in Evening Light

The South West Academy Spring Exhibition

This year’s col­lec­tion of work is inspired by the hope of Spring with lots of beau­ti­ful land­scapes hint­ing at the brighter and warmer days to come.

The Academicians taking part in this year’s Spring Exhibition are: Alan Cotton MBE, John Hurford , Ken Cosgrove , Jo Dixon , Judith Cummings , Adrian Parnell and Adrian Edwards, winner of the Brownston Gallery Award. The Brownston Gallery is celebrating their 10th anniversary and Catherine Gillen, Director of the gallery says, “This will be our seventh year of showcasing work by selected members of The South West Academy, the...

Sam Boughton - Rose Sky Over the Bay

An Exhibition of Fresh New Work Inspired by the Sea

The Brownston Gallery in Modbury is delighted to present FRESH AIRS, an exhibition of original paintings by Sam Boughton, Alistair Erskine, Jo Vollers and Max Wildman whose work is inspired by the sea and coast of Devon and Cornwall. Each has a different style but all are passionate about this beautiful part of the world. Their enthusiasm and fresh approach is just what we need right now, as...

Alistair Erskine - Mothecombe Beach

Exhibition - FRESH AIRS

We hit the refresh button with this exhibition of fresh new work inspired by the sea

FRESH AIRS presents four artists who are inspired by the sea and coast of Devon and Cornwall. Each has a different style but all are passionate about this beautiful part of the world. Their enthusiasm and fresh approach is just what we need right now, as we come out of hibernation and tentatively return to normal life. These beautiful paintings will lift your spirits and give you renewed optimism and hope for the warm, sunny days ahead.

Jo Vollers Although Jo is more...

John Hurford, December Fungi

Winter Exhibition - Let the Magic Begin!

Our lights are up and twinkling, our windows are warm and welcoming, and our winter exhibition promises to bring a little bit of Devon magic to Christmas! The gallery is full of beautiful paintings, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery from our fabulous artists and designers and we think you are going to love browsing for that special gift to put under the tree - or on the wall! Art has a special way of lifting our spirits and bringing joy to our lives so it always gives us great pleasure to share these wonderful artworks with you.

No matter what you are looking for, we will...

Anthony Amos - Through The Surf

Exhibition of Paintings by Anthony Amos - Far Horizons

Influenced by Rembrandt and Turner, Anthony Amos's paintings have a unique raw power that is impossible to ignore. It takes someone very special to take an old rusting hull and turn it into a thing of beauty. And yet that is exactly what the late marine artist Anthony Amos (1950-2010) did in his stunning paintings. Drawing on his vast experience of life at sea, Amos created beautiful paintings that bring to life scenes from a bygone era. Anthony Amos was born in Bristol in 1950. At the age of 16 he joined the Merchant Navy and spent the next twenty five years at sea working on trawlers,...

Rare horse paintings come to auction at Ewbank’s, 33 years after artist Lionel Ellis’s death

Ewbank’s are to offer a series of horse paintings from the estate of Lionel Ellis (1903-1988), the accomplished artist and Wimbledon School of Art tutor, at their September 16 Fine Art auction.

The rare consignment consists of works unseen by the public since Ellis left them to his long-term partner, fellow artist Barbara Shaw, 33 years ago. She died recently and the proceeds will go...

Space to Breathe - Barry Kelly

Space to Breathe: Barry Kelly at The Brownston Gallery

Every summer we eagerly await the delivery of the new collection from Barry Kelly. His paintings are always so full of light, sun and warmth. Somehow or other he always takes his work another step forward, another new development that reflects his growing talent as an artist.

This summer is no exception. His colours are bright and true and his skies are so full of promise and wonder. His foregrounds are complex, little miniature works on their own which compel and entrance. Each painting as a whole represents a snapshot of an element of the land of the South Hams. Barry captures...

Jerry Browning - Earth Lines

Exhibition: Jerry Browning - Earth Lines

British Abstract artist Jerry Browning has produced a stunning new collection of work inspired by the estuaries, bays and headlands around the Camel River, Padstow Bay, Rock and the surrounding Cornish coastline.

Taking advantage of the enforced quiet and solitude during lockdown, Browning was able to roam the area undisturbed, finding the perfect vantage points along the coast path and inland walks, where he could spend all day and every day, capturing the magnificent landscape spread out before him.

The new collection has a renewed freshness, a clarity, to the work on the...

Jean Jones - Blue Table Cloth, Self Portrait

Jean Jones: A Life Uncovered

This intimate exhibition includes a selection of previously unseen paintings of Jones's favourite places - Dartmoor, Oxford and London - and some wonderful portraits. In addition there are also sketches, letters and notebooks which give a fascinating insight into the life of this hugely talented artist. A talk about Jean Jones is being given by Michael Kurtz, one of the exhibition curators, on Wednesday, 19th May at 7pm. Please contact the gallery if you would like to attend. The talk will be filmed live and a video link will be put on the website.

Buttercups at Ide by Joe Webster

Marks of Nature Exhibition

Our first Exhibition of the year brings together three very different artists from the south west, John Grice , Joe Webster and Ellie Verrecchia , who each have a true love of the natural world which they celebrate in their paintings. Their landscapes and seascapes of the local coastline and countryside are exceptional. John has produced some fantastic new work. Joe likes to mix things up with a bit of street art giving an edge to his paintings, and Ellie's gentle works on paper are breathtakingly beautiful.

You can browse the exhibition here and if you would like to see more...