The studio also offers an exhibition space, and we run regular shows by local artists, and creators. We are always looking for new collaborations, so please get in touch if you'd like to hear more.
Opening hours: Wed-Fri 10am-3pm
Emily Legg: Promise to Myself
4th-29th July 2022
Emily's work is rooted in her relationship with the natural world and forms an integral part of her own mental health and wellbeing. Promise to myself marks a new body of painting, a commitment to practice and self. The exhibition showcases pieces that explore painterly reverie and abundance. Inspiration comes from Somerset landscapes, poetry and personal musings, glimpses of which can be seen scrawled across the canvas amidst gestural marks, bountiful colour and abstract expression.
website: emilylegg.com. Instagram @emilyroselegg
Emily studied fine art painting at the University of Brighton 2013, graduated from Goldsmiths with an MA in Applied Anthropology and community Art in 2017, and completed additional training in psychological therapies practice from the University of Exeter in 2020. She has worked in various community and mental health settings, using visual arts practices as a vehicle for social and emotional development with specialism in supporting children and young people. She worked in Ecuador and London before returning to the Southwest in 2019.
28th February - 27th March
Emma Challacombe: A Walk Through the Memory Garden
(Mon-Tues: by appointment)
Taking to the canvas with an exuberant flourish, Emma’s work exhibits bold, vigorous colour, alongside tactile, textured brushstrokes. The subjects find themselves set among abundant flower gardens, often intertwined with, and framed by, tributes. Posies, buds and pompon blooms are met with bold impasto, layers of brushstrokes, pen and ink. Inspiration comes from vintage scrapbooks, photograph albums and antique textiles.
Emma studied Mixed Media Textiles at the Royal College of Art, and has lived in the Netherlands, and London, before returning to the West Country.
Inspired by the English countryside, Marta embraces the colours, shapes and textures of flowers and foliage in her handmade rustic frames.
Creating movement in stone with contrasting pigments, Danae's jesmonite plant pots are abundant with colour and soul.