We are an independent gallery which opened its doors in March 2005 with the aim of representing a small group of predominantly West Country based artists. Our mission was to select the most talented artists in each medium and genre both living and deceased. more...


Dear art lovers

Summer has certainly arrived and whether you like the heat or not, the bright sunshine is good news for our artists as it unleashes clear skies, glittering seas and enables them to stroll the coastal paths with a world of inspiration at their feet.

Our veteran painters, Rob Dudley and David Norman have both been making the most of long dry days and have come up with some outstanding work.

Since working in oil Rob has discovered a whole new world of techniques which have both inspired and rejuvenated his approach to his art. On a recent trip to Porthcurno in Cornwall he was so struck by the colour of the water he was painting he realised he didn't have the right colour blue. Despite having a collection of azure paints it necessitated a trip to a local art shop to buy one that was just the right tone. The results from these sojourns along the dramatic coasts of Devon and Cornwall have produced a collection of 5 oils that show just how much Rob has embraced this new medium.

His cliff faces, starkly lit or cast in to shadow plummet down to the foaming sea, a symphony of blue. His beaches, with vast areas of wet sand reflect the gently drifting clouds above, the sun dancing on the sea in the distance. His depiction of light as it bounces off the landscape is in a league of its own, he truly is one of the best coastal painters we have in the West Country and we are so proud of his achievements.

David too is inspired by the small coastal towns that are dotted across Devon. His most recent works feature the famous port of Dartmouth and the classic vessels that moor there, so much more interesting than their modern day counterparts. His watercolours spring from the paper with life and vivacity, his techniques born out of a career spanning over 50 years. He has an avid following and these new works have been very well received.

We are taking a few days off in July so the gallery will be closed Monday 18th July - Thursday 21st July but you can call us or email with any enquiries and we'll respond.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

All the best
Sharon Davidson

Robert Dudley - Low Tide Light, Mothecombe
Robert Dudley - Towards the Sun
David Norman - Dartmouth Early Morning
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In a bid to satisfy international interest in Valerie Davide’s work we have established an online shop www.maycontainmutts.com

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Davidson Fine Art
22 High St, Totnes, Devon
01803 865774
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