Alison Drake at bGallery

I have been painting since I was a young girl and love to use various mediums including watercolour, inks and acrylics. I feel my approach is fresh and free flowing. Painting for me is about passion and the ability to express my feeling through colour and imagination. I love to paint to music and listen to various genres especially 60’s and 70’s soul and pop. I also draw inspiration from my surroundings, living in the heart of the Yorkshire National Park has given me a great love of the countryside and the flora and fauna that surrounds me. I especially enjoy the abundance of wild flowers in the Spring and Summer. The ever changing scenery and colours even in Autumn and Winter influences my colour palette and ideas for my next project.

I love to teach and I host several watercolour classes and take genuine satisfaction from seeing my classes grow and improve their own skills through dedication and practice.

I enjoy working with different textures and methods and always embrace new ideas, working intuitively and naturally, splashing paint onto a canvas and losing myself in the moment to create unique pieces that I hope people enjoy and take as much pleasure from them as I have in producing them. I exhibit my paintings in several galleries and have had work travel as far as Canada and Australia.

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Welcoming Kevin Moore to bGallery

Kevin runs The Art Studio in Thetford and teaches art to all ages. He has had a passion for art since a youngster and is most comfortable with a brush or pencil in hand. Kevin produces a range of work and uses different medium from oils, pencils, acrylics, watercolours, pen and pastel. He is available to do commissioned artwork, please do contact him.

Kevin loves big cats, people, landscape and seascapes. He is a keen sports fan, especially cricket, football and rugby. He is married with 3 children and enjoys photography and chess.


This week Kevin has been running a number of classes including watercolours, drawing skills & general art classes for children to adults. He has been working on two pieces that are now almost complete, one a portrait of Nelson Mandela and Dr. Martin Luther King, the other, a child friendly piece on Sherman and Mr. Peabody!





Christine Dodd’s Spiritual Artwork at bGalley

My paintings are inspired by pivotal moments in my life, experiences that have at times, altered my perspectives and the future narrative of my life and work. I try to capture specific emotions, energy and movement in my work in an experiential way, each piece representing an experience, situation or conversation,



Martina Furlong joins us at bGallery with her Beautiful Paintings

Martina Furlong was born in Co.Wexford, Ireland in 1974, moved to London in 1999 and returned to live in Ireland in April 2015. She received a BA (Hons) in Fine Art painting from Limerick School of Art and Design in 1996.

She has had solo and group exhibitions in London and Ireland and her work is in private collections across Europe, America, Canada and Australia.

She paints abstracts and landscapes and works in oils and acrylics. In her work she likes to exaggerate reality, mix it with memories and imagination and paint her interpretation of it.

Martina is based at The Paintbox Gallery and studio in Oulart, Co.Wexford


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Penelope Paige Satchwell joins bGallery with her Vibrant Artwork

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I am originally from Alexandria, Virginia. I grew up in Old Town Alexandria. I lived in the John Carlyle mansion. My grandmother was the curator. Due to being a military wife I moved around a lot. I ended up in Watertown, NY. I lived there for over 10 years. I moved a few years after my husband passed away in 2009.

This is where my story begins……

When I first started painting I literally painted all day every day for a year in my garage when I lived in Watertown, NY.  I would put six to ten canvases on the garage floor. I would paint through the wee hours of the night. I would sleep for a few hours. I would get back up and do it all over again. In the summer time I transformed my drive way and back yard into studio space.

A few years after my husband passed away I relocated to Seneca Falls, NY. Now my studio is in a barn. I have no heat. In the winter time, it can get very cold. In the summer time it gets very hot. I love painting in my barn; it is truly a wonderful place to be.

I have adopted a variety of techniques that have become a signature part of my work. I unleash these methods as needed. Many people think that drip painting or abstract painting is little more than “throwing” paint on a canvas. In reality, it is harder than it looks. In creating my paintings I allow myself to respond authentically to my materials. What transpires during the process is between the canvas and I. Lacking the need for much certainty in my life: I am inspired to create art that is risky, subversive, and edgy. Sometimes my work is suggestive or spontaneous, but it’s never uncomplicated. Uncertainty is the essential, inevitable ingredient for creating something that you never thought you could create. I do not use brushes. I use sticks or whatever I happen to find laying around my barn.

My paintings are clearly not for everyone. I do not paint for commercial appeal. I do not follow the latest trends. My pieces are unique, dynamic, and emotionally charged, which I believe are vital aspects of true works of art. My paintings are sought after, and supported, by a growing number of private clients who are emotionally moved and physically drawn to them. My art is bursting with imagination, vibrant with life and a true expression of my passion. They are living proof of who I am and what I am feeling at that moment. My paintings seize a moment in time and capture it on canvas. The canvas is the only place where I feel perfectly happy and at home. The canvas keeps me connected with someone who will live forever in my heart and soul. He is in every painting. He is in every swirl and splash of paint. For me, painting is as natural as breathing. The canvas accepts me for who I am. It accepts my shortcomings, mistakes, Scottish temper and all of my neurotic tendencies.

My paintings are shown and collected both nationally and internationally. I have a master’s degree in psychology. I have no formal training in art. What you see on the canvas comes from my imagination and pure love of painting. If you are moved by the work you see here, are interested in purchasing a particular piece or would like a studio tour, send me an email,


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David Oatley exhibits his work at bGallery

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DAVID OATLEY 21-10-1950. Yes 63, Self taught artist. Originally from Shepton Mallet, Somerset. Educated at Wells Cathedral School where I developed a love of painting, especially architectural scenes and landscapes. I was lucky enough to be taught by Peter Coate, a well known landscape painter. After leaving school and college, I spent 38 years in the construction industry. In the year 2000, I started to become very ill and by 2008 had to stop work because of a very debilitating muscle wasting disease. From then on I took up water colour painting, and have, I think improved year on year. I have now sold painting, internationally, nationally and have become well known in the North Cotswolds, which is now very much my home. I am surrounded by wonderful architecture and beautiful rolling hills every one a painting. I am now very disabled and add to my limited income, by selling my, originals, prints, postcards, blank cards and very importantly commissions of landscapes and architecture, at the moment my commission rate is a very palatable £250.00. I hope to receive many commissions. I just can’t stop painting!


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Lisa Cody-Rapport’s Beautiful Artwork


I am a painter and theatrical designer interested in the collaborative processes and artworks created by the performance of live theatre, particularly as applied to expectations, illusion, and transformation.

I am currently expanding on the painting side of my constant intersection with art and theatre by showing paintings in London with Art Below recently in Art Below Regent’s Park, Art of Angel and soon in the Summer Show at the West Bank Gallery.

The Summer Show paintings are inspired by the challenge of a summer solstice theme, which I used to develop imagery based on the astrological chart for the 2014 solstice.

I’ll be working in acrylic on several ideas connected to this theme and will post the images as I complete them.

The watercolor’s and pastels that you can see have been painted on-site while travelling.

I’ve just completed Soltitium and will be travelling in the UK for the next two weeks.  I will be updating with some travel images soon!

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Artist Dawn Rodger at bGallery

I became interested in art at an early age. It was the thing I was known to be good at while at school; it made it okay to be shy, quiet and not so confident about sport or my scholastic abilities. Drawing and painting were and still are a source of comfort and satisfaction. Several years ago, I fell ill suddenly with encephalitis (an inflammation in the brain) ending up in intensive care unable to breathe for myself and with little coordination. Since then, I have relearned how to breathe, talk, eat, write etc and rejoined work and family life. Throughout all this, my painting has provided rehabilitation and an outlet for my frustrations. I become lost in a world of colour and texture and let the frustration and compromises of everyday life melt away.
I usually work in oils. I love the smell of linseed oil, the way the paint feels as it smears and the vibrant effects on the colours that glazing can produce. I always use high quality paints mainly Michael Harding or Old Holland and usually assemble and prime the canvases myself to ensure that the pictures will be a good long term investment for people. I also protect the pictures with a layer of retouching varnish to keep the colours vivid and rich.

Henry T Barr’s Amazing Artwork at bGallery

Henry T.Barr is an artist working mainly in portrait paintings.He has no formal training in art, however he went on several courses with notable artist’s to arrive at what he paints today.


Doreen Meek’s Inspiring Artwork at bGallery

Doreen has always drawn and painted. Colour and texture are her main passions and she is attracted to scenery and objects which lend themselves to being painted in bright colours.

Doreen is inspired by beautiful places she visits and often create a piece working from memory and feelings.

She has also been inspired to paint from reading novels such as the opening passage of the ‘shadow of the land’ evoking strong and vivid images in her hand which she feels compelled to paint!

Doreen’s work is varied. She paints in oils, watercolour and mixed media. She enjoys experimenting with different styles and materials reflecting the world around her, the changing seasons, places of interest and emotions.