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Kent Art Galleries

Art galleries in Ashford, Canterbury, Dartford, Dover, Folkestone, Maidstone, Margate, Ramsgate, Rochester, Sevenoaks

Anthony Giles

Landscape Artist working in oils and painting large powerful pieces of Englands Countryside and Coast.
\" To be passionate about what one produces is no more important than the process itself , but a substantial means to a finished painting of substance\" A Giles.

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Web Site: Anthony Giles
 Birchington, Margate, Kent, CT7 0ED.

Art House

The artHouse gallery which opened in July, 2003 is the newest addition to the Oad Street Centre.

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Web Site: Art House
 Oad Street, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 8LB.
 01795 842244

Bay Art Gallery

The Bay Art Gallery Herne Bay, Kent gives you the opportunity to view, purchase original artwork and talk to the local and visiting artists who produced the work.

The BAG is a artist run not for profit organisation and is always looking for new and interesting Kent based artists to exhibit their work at the gallery.

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Web Site: Bay Art Gallery
 47a William Street, Herne Bay, Kent, CT65NR.
 01227 368999


Birds Birds Birds, is an extension of the shop online. Having a wonderful selection of unique investments in Bird Art, includes originals from wildlife artists and sculptures.

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 4, Limes Place, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8PQ.
 01795 532370

Bluemoon Gallery

Contemporary art, craft, pottery, Glass, jewellery.
Leading Contemporary artist Sir Peter Blake, John Hoyland
Sir Terry Frost and many more.
Local artists

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Web Site: Bluemoon Gallery
 18 Camden Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2PT.
 01892 540100

Cheryl Culver PS RBA


First, a quotation from the American pastel artist, Elizabeth Mowry. In the introduction to her book The Poetic Landscape – A Contemporary Visual and Psychological Exploration, she writes:
“The poetic landscape gently reminds us of the importance of tranquillity…[It] always falls just short of closure in that it presents a sense of place that evokes the viewer’s memories or yearnings based on past experiences…Ultimately, a poetic landscape transports the viewer beyond an awareness of the painted scene to a powerful sense of the place itself.”
The term ‘poetic landscape painting’ comes from the idea that some artists have an emotional affinity for the land which they seek to express in their work in much the same way that poets communicate their feelings in words. There’s a strong tradition for this artistic approach in the UK, with a roll call of famous names ranging from Samuel Palmer to John Piper and Graham Sutherland.
Cheryl Culver - an elected member of the Pastel Society, and recently appointed Secretary - had never thought of herself as a poetic landscape painter until the thought was drawn to her attention within the last year or so. However, the more one explores what is meant by the term, the more it fits her work.
For a start, her paintings of the rolling Kent and Sussex countryside can evoke very strong emotional responses among some viewers. Recently, a woman had to turn away from a painting because her eyes were welling with tears. On an earlier occasion, a man told her that every time he looked at a particular work of hers, it affected him so strongly he wanted to burst into tears – and then did so. “If people can respond like that, or can read a picture like that, I think it is quite an achievement, really,” she says.
Yet such reactions always surprise Cheryl, who insists she is not seeking to manipulate the emotions of others. Her art, she says, simply reflects a love of the natural world that she has felt since childhood. There are no people, vehicles or buildings in her paintings. If she paints a coastal scene, as she sometimes does, it is likely to be early on a February morning, when she has the beach to herself.
“The times when I am at my most content are when I am away from traffic, away from people, away from the modern world,” she explains. “There is so much beauty out there in nature, and mankind just wrecks it.
“People tell me that my paintings are a little nostalgic, sometimes even touched with sadness. That may be true. I sense that the world feels put upon by human activity. Equally, if we all disappeared tomorrow, the few traces of civilisation in my paintings – a country lane, or tractor marks across a field – would vanish quickly, too.”
Cheryl’s objective is to capture successfully those tranquil moments she experiences away from the bustle of everyday life – first in her sketch books and later in the studio.
Unusually, she works on MDF board, a support material she discovered by accident, but one that gives her the results she wants. She covers the board with an acrylic primer, before applying an underpainting in thin acrylic, which allows the brown of the board to show through. This has a unifying effect, as well as helping to set the mood of the painting. Like fellow Pastel Society member and landscape painter Norma Stephenson, she prefers to work in a square format.
Cheryl builds up her paintings section by section. She never uses fixative, finding that the slightly gritty texture of the primer holds several layers of pastel without getting overloaded. If part of the painting requires reworking, she simply washes off the lower layers.
She is always careful to work with a disciplined palette, starting off with a small selection of

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Web Site: Cheryl Culver PS RBA
 9 Stone Cross Lees, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 0BZ.
 01304 619921/07738 661584

Deco 5

Opening hours for exhibitions are as follows:

Tuesday - Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Friday & Saturday 11:00 am - Midnight

Sundays 11:00 am to 8:00 pm

Exhibitions are two months in duration

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Web Site: Deco 5
 15-17 Oxford Street, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1DB.
 01227 770079

Fairfax Gallery

Contemporary art Gallery holding regular exhibitions of original paintings & sculpture by established, awardwinning & emerging artists in the Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

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Web Site: Fairfax Gallery
 23 The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5TD.

Francis Ilkes Gallery

Contemporary Fine Art, Paintings, Sculpture, Ceramics, Glass, Jewellery, Framing and Restoration

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Web Site: Francis Ilkes Gallery
 103 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1LX.
 01634 843081

Harbour Gallery

Opened in 1997 Harbour Gallery in Whitstable is easily reached from London along the M2 and is well known for the wide range of local, national and international works of art and sculpture.

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Web Site: Harbour Gallery
 47, Harbour Street, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1AH.
 01227 277044

Julian Lovegrove Art

I am a Broadstairs based artist specialising in landscapes and seascapes in watercolour and acrylics.

Much of my work is painted on location `en plein air` and everything is for sale via my website. I also write an artists blog, Studio Stories which has many followers.

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Web Site: Julian Lovegrove Art
 N/A, Broadstairs, Kent, N/A.
 01843 602526

Lilford Gallery

Open 9.30-5.00 Mon to Sat

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Web Site: Lilford Gallery
 3 Palace Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2DY.
 (0) 1227 639086

Linden Hall Studio

Fine Art Gallery exhibiting contemporary British Art including paintings, sculpture, ceramics and glass.

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Web Site: Linden Hall Studio
 32, Deal, Kent, CT14 6BA.
 01304 360411

Mascalls Gallery

Free admission
Optn to the public
Monday - Thursday: 10am - 5pm

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Web Site: Mascalls Gallery
 Maidstone Road, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6LT.
 01892 839 039

Outside the Square Art Gallery

Outside the Square is an art gallery in Margate, Kent and was opened by Tracey Emin in May 2010.

It is a large art gallery displaying a fantastic collection of international artists including vibrant French landscape paintings by Allison Carmichael, incredible sculptures by Brian McCann, fine art paintings by Jim Houston, expressionist paintings from Ireland by John Morris and the work of the renowned New Zealand sculpture Kerry Strongman.

Outside the Square art gallery is a new gallery in Margate, Kent, paving the way for the Turner Contemporary.

Outside the Square has a large, well lit space displaying the beautiful paintings, sculpture and other artwork of many renowned international artists.

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Web Site: Outside the Square Art Gallery
 3 Duke Street, Margate, Kent, CT9 1EP.

Sundridge Gallery

Sundridge Gallery was opened over twenty years ago by art collectors Tim and Maggie Tyrer and it has since sold over 5000 paintings. The gallery`s stock mainly includes 19th and 20th Century quality watercolours and oil paintings, alongside a growing number of good quality contemporary works. The price range is generally from approximately £160.00 to £2000.00 for framed paintings and less for unframed items.

A restoration service is provided.

Most of the Gallery business has been generated by recommendation, and whilst it is preferable for customers to view the paintings in house, it wishes to assure website clients that we aim to have accurate photographs of our paintings with a correct description of condition and authenticity.

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Web Site: Sundridge Gallery
 9 Church Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 6DT.
 01959 564104

The Neville Pundole Gallery

Please see our website for full details of our products

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Web Site: The Neville Pundole Gallery
 39 Totine Street, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1JT.
 01303 223029

The Pilothouse Gallery - Pet Portraits

Beautiful pet portraits from The Pilothouse Gallery by Sarah Napier-Fenning. Specialising in painting portraits of cats and dogs in pastel and pencil. The ideal gift for any animal lover.

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Web Site: The Pilothouse Gallery - Pet Portraits
 Porthos, Cuxton, Kent, ME2 1AB.

The South Galleries

Fine arts and contemporary art gallery in the centre of Maidstone.

We aim to offer high quality and diversity from local and international established and emerging artists.

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Web Site: The South Galleries
 42, Royal Star Arcade, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1JL.

Urban and Contemporary Art Gallery in Ashford, Kent.

Thisfloatingworldart deals with well known and respected Urban and Contemporary artists such as Pure Evil, Candice Tripp, Lora Zombie, Copyright, Connor Brothers and Steve Smythe amongst others.

Full providence, knowledgeable staff and friendly service.

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Web Site:
 2 Caxton House, Kent, Kent, TN24 8ET.

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