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...

A Winter's Tale



This winter we are all really missing the simple things - a proper chat with our friends, a drink at our favourite pub, a big hug from someone we love - so it's really important to do what we can to keep our spirits up and look forward to happier times, which are surely just around the corner.

One way we try to keep positive and healthy is to surround ourselves with beautiful and meaningful works of art, works which are created with a great deal of...

Emily Powell’s evocative paintings serve as a panacea in our troubled times

Artist Emily Powell uses a vibrant and juxtaposing colour pallet to create works that inspire positive, emotive responses. Inspired by the aquamarine of the sea she sees daily from her studio balcony or the vibrant pinks from berries on local walks, she captures the essence of land and sea in technicolour.

Emily Powell began painting at a young age, following the death of her father...

A perfect union of education as original Lenkiewicz paintings are exhibited at Torbay Art Show


Visitors to the second Torbay Art Show over the weekend of 21st and 22ndMarch 2020 , are in for a unique opportunity. A large selection of original paintings, observations, drawings and limited edition prints from Robert Lenkiewicz’s “Observations on Local Education” will be on display for all to enjoy.


A Discipline of the Mind – The Travels of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

Join us in the Studio Theatre at Plymouth College of Art for 'A Discipline of the Mind – The Travels of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham’, a public lecture by Geoffrey Bertram, Chairman of the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust, discussing Wilhelmina Barns-Graham as an artist and printmaker.

The event will begin at 5.00pm on Wednesday 24 January and marks the generous donation of a collection of six screenprints (made between 2000-2006), presented to the college by the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust in October 2017, and now part of the College’s permanent study collection.


Hidden Inspiration – Art Exhibition of Martin Bush's New Work at The Hidden Olive

A must-see exhibition of vibrant new and favourite works by Plymouth artist Martin Bush set in the excellent Hidden Olive restaurant.