We hold a varied number of solo and group exhibitions throughout the year in both gallery locations, and are committed to selecting new works of the highest quality to exhibit exclusively at Thompson's Galleries. read more In addition to what's on show, our stock rooms contain an impressive range of artworks which our staff are always glad to guide and comment through. Whether a certain motif, artist, or style is preferred, we are confident and capable to match a client with their preferences. Receive exclusive catalogues and e-updates by joining our client mailing list today; send contact details to us via enquiries@thompsonsgallery.co.uk

Andrew Tozer 'Impressions of Cornwall'

ANDREW TOZER 'IMPRESSIONS OF CORNWALL'
24 April 2021 - 9 May 2021

Aldeburgh

"I am from a Cornish farming family and for as far back as I can remember, I have loved being in the open air being at one with nature. Roaming cliffs, beaches, woodlands and creeks was the backdrop to my childhood. As a young boy I felt drawn to painting and was inspired by my mother who was also an artist.
At the age of 19, I moved to London to study Art at the University of Westminster. From there I went on to Central St Martin’s School of art. After 5 years, I yearned to return to Cornwall to do what I loved most – paint. I learnt my craft of painting en-plein-air whilst in London. The Thames, Richmond and Kew Gardens were all favourite haunts. Moving back to Cornwall in 1998, I quickly established a good reputation with many sell-out shows to my name. In terms of painting, I am at my happiest when working outside en-plein-air." Andrew Tozer

Ann Shrager NEAC

ANN SHRAGER NEAC
3 April 2021 - 18 April 2021

Aldeburgh

Ann Shrager is a much loved British artist who is a member of the NEAC and trained at the Byam Shaw School of Painting and the Royal Academy Schools. She trained under Bernard Dunstan at Byam Shaw who gave her the advice to “paint what you love and love what you paint” which she feels makes you emotionally involved in your subject and in turn shows in the work you create. She went onto the Royal Academy Schools to be taught glazing techniques and how to expand her paintings both in size and medium by Tony Eyton and Jane Dowling and subsequently to leaving the Royal Academy Schools, Ann was offered exhibitions in various galleries which has led to a successful career as an artist. One Ann's favourite subjects are elephants and their relationship with their mahouts and also goat herders and in particular a black goat which appears in several compositions as well as Indian brides and grooms and ladies in saris and various birds. She likes to paint bleached landscapes and seascapes and has been influenced by Indian and Persian miniatures which is evident in many of her paintings. Ann uses oil paint diluted with turps as her medium because it behaves like watercolour and she draws her composition first and if it fails she will draw a different composition on top and this means there could be as many as four different paintings on top of each other which leads to a build up of impasto. There is a quietness about Ann’s work and although colour is a key part in her paintings there is a subdued softness coupled with simplicity and space.

Angela A'Court PS: 'All That I Belong To'

ANGELA A'COURT PS: 'ALL THAT I BELONG TO'
6 March 2021 - 22 March 2021

Aldeburgh

'I work from moments of inspiration: I notice the way tulips droop
in a vase, or the way two colours look together. Mundane images
make me reach for my sketch book, rendering me a chronicler, a
visual writer. My work not only grows out of those moments; it
references those moments.'
This body of work is a sympathetic response to the poem 'By Heart' by Thomas John Carlisle which the artist found over 30 years ago while looking through her mother's affairs after she passed away.

A Virtual February, Aldeburgh

A VIRTUAL FEBRUARY, ALDEBURGH
2 February 2021 - 28 February 2021

Aldeburgh

A selection of New, Recent and some of my Favourites. all currently in the Aldeburgh Gallery, if you see anything you like we can soon put it in the window for you to view, during your daily exercise!

CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION

CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION
19 November 2020 - 10 January 2021

Aldeburgh

OPEN ONLINE NOW!

Thompson's Gallery, Aldeburgh are holding our Christmas group exhibition which alongside our Annual Exhibition in June is our largest collection of paintings for sale during the year. There will be new paintings by both established Thompson's artists and also by new artists carefully selected during the year so some familiar names and some new to the gallery. Over 100 paintings will be on display in the gallery during this exhibition.

Brita Granström - Leaves of Lock Down

BRITA GRANSTRöM - LEAVES OF LOCK DOWN
12 September 2020 - 27 September 2020

Aldeburgh

Brita Granström - Leaves of Lock Down.
Every summer Brita goes back to her native Sweden to paint images of life in the Scandinavian countryside but due to lockdown this year she has been unable to travel there for the first time since she moved over here in 1993. As a result she has painted a series of paintings from her everyday life at home during lockdown near Berwick upon Tweed, shying away from using her top floor sea view studio and instead adapting to a portable studio to begin making a series of paintings capturing her family's daily life around the kitchen, porch and garden.

Graham Webber ROI IEA

GRAHAM WEBBER ROI IEA
22 August 2020 - 9 September 2020

Aldeburgh

Following on from the success of our last one man show of Graham's work and his continued recognition and ever growing following among our clients, we are delighted to be hosting a one man exhibition of new works by Graham here in Aldeburgh in August 2020.

Robert Kelsey DA MUNIV PAI FRSA

ROBERT KELSEY DA MUNIV PAI FRSA
1 August 2020 - 19 August 2020

Aldeburgh

We are delighted to be holding a one man exhibition of new paintings by Scottish Landscape painter Robert Kelsey.

Robert has been one of our most popular artists over the years, over 20 one man shows are testament to this. Recently Robert has started to loosen up his paintings with a more vigorous and bravura style harking back to some of his earlier works.

It should be a fresh and exciting exhibition showing a new phase in Roberts painting.

ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2020, Aldeburgh

ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2020, ALDEBURGH
1 June 2020 - 30 July 2020

Aldeburgh

Following last year's record-breaking 37th Annual Exhibition, our annual celebration of art and creativity continues in 2020.
Run without interruption since 1982, the Annual Exhibition is the galleries largest group exhibition of the year. Bringing together art in all mediums – prints and paintings, sculpture and more – by leading artists, Royal Academicians NEAC, RBA and RSMA members and household names as well as new and emerging talent.

Contact the Aldeburgh Gallery on john@thompsonsgallery.co.uk or phone +44 1728453743

Sherree Valentine-Daines SALE

SHERREE VALENTINE-DAINES SALE
4 May 2020 - 4 June 2020

Aldeburgh

A for the next few weeks we are offering a sale of our owned Anne Cotterill paintings.
More information please get in touch.
enquiries@thompsonsgallery.co.uk
01728453743

Anne Cotterill Sale

ANNE COTTERILL SALE
17 April 2020 - 17 April 2020

Aldeburgh

A for the next few weeks we are offering a sale of our owned Anne Cotterill paintings.
More information please get in touch.

NEAC: New English Arts Club

NEAC: NEW ENGLISH ARTS CLUB
11 April 2020 - 3 May 2019

Aldeburgh

The New English Arts Club is an elected society of artists. Orginally founded by a group of artists who were dissatisfied by the attitudes of the Royal Academy in 1886. Historically it hosted a range of artists with Impressionism and Post-Impressionism style, however today has many diverse styles of art adding richness and variety to the society.
We at Thompson's Gallery look forward to hosting our selected exhibition New English Arts Club members.
For more information please get in touch with the gallery.

Tessa Newcomb

TESSA NEWCOMB
7 March 2020 - 22 March 2020

Aldeburgh

To celebrate spring and British art we are holding  an exhibition by the hugely talented and well respected artist Tessa Newcomb. We will be showing carefully selected works, varying in size and medium but all with her distinct style and subject matter being at the fore. Tessa has become one of East Anglia’s most iconic artists depicting scenes from Suffolk and Norfolk, often gentle and amusing observations of life and typically with a relationship between human and animal apparent.  She captures the wonderful East Anglian light together with a quirkiness of the way of life in the East, often free spirited and authentic.  

Exhibiting Aldeburgh Gallery Artists

EXHIBITING ALDEBURGH GALLERY ARTISTS
17 January 2020 - 17 February 2020

Aldeburgh

Thompson’s Gallery, Aldeburgh has had a facelift and we are excited to show off our fabulous new colours with a mixed exhibition of our most favourite artists. We are showing Angela A’Court, Peter Wileman, Helen Tabor, Carl Melegari, Brita Granström, Christ Buck, Carol Peace, John Piper and Edward Seago amonst others and hope that you will have the opportunity to come and see these beautiful paintings and sculptures .

Christmas Exhibition

CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION
7 December 2019 - 12 January 2021

Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh, Mixed Exhibition

ALDEBURGH, MIXED EXHIBITION
1 October 2019 - 4 December 2019

Aldeburgh

Come to Thompsons’s Gallery, Aldeburgh and try looking at art from a different angle!
Throughout September we will be showing an eclectic mix of artists in the gallery and after a hugely successful summer we want to offer accessibility, variety and quality to this small but interesting exhibition, there will be something for everyone and you might discover something or someone new as we welcome autumn through the door.

Helen Tabor, Inside Out

HELEN TABOR, INSIDE OUT
10 August 2019 - 31 August 2019

Aldeburgh

Thompson’s Gallery in Aldeburgh is holding an eagerly awaited solo exhibition by the celebrated Scottish artist Helen Tabor. Helen’s wonderfully ethereal oil paintings of both people and landscapes have made her one of our most successful contemporary artists. For this particular solo exhibiton, Helen has explored how similar painting is to gardening, a colour combination, a composition, a feeling - takes on a life of its own and is guided by a force quite out of the artist’s control. She has to be patient and calmly trust that the decisions she makes will lead to something interesting and pleasing. The inspiration for the work in this exhibition has come from a variety of sources. Helen’s life in the countryside surrounded by trees, birdsong and animals, her garden and landscapes of the area around where she lives and seascapes of the wild and beautiful Western Isles of Scotland. Another unexpected area of inspiration has come from an interest in people of the far north who live close to the Arctic circle and Finland. The title for this exhibition ‘Inside out’ seems appropriate, referring partly to the recurring image in certain paintings of looking out or in through a window and partly to the combination of landscapes, seascapes and interiors in her work. More significantly though, it alludes to the idea of a painting beginning in the mind’s eye of the artist, like a seed or bulb and gradually emerging, taking on unexpected and wonderful shapes and turns as it develops its own identity.

Terence Clarke

TERENCE CLARKE
13 July 2019 - 9 August 2019

Aldeburgh

We have been exhibiting Terence’s wonderfully colourful and vibrant paintings for over twenty years and he has a large and very loyal following who certainly will not be disappointed by these stunning works. Terence’s work is characterized by strong draughtsmanship and the use of bold colour and is highly regarded for its composition. His landscapes and still lives are richly worked with a subtle and expressive use of paint, with influences ranging from Matisse to the Scottish Colourists.

We are delighted to have Terence with us again for this his 7th one man show with Thompsons Gallery.