Natural Inspiration

12th -18th August 2015

Catherine Dowell


  • Catherine took a Foundation course and then an honours degree in Fine Art at Coventry University – School of Art and Design.  She is married to Spencer Instone, and has made Tewkesbury her home since 1992.


  • “When I first started painting (many years ago) I was just fascinated and amazed by the beauty of the world around me. Over the years that I have been painting my work has developed. I continually see more in the complex world of nature and how it fits into the framework of our daily living.
  • I am still interested in representing the natural world, but as I have matured I also feel the need to express my own feelings in the work, and my own relation to the natural world around me.
  • I try to use colour and line to express my relationship to nature, as well as taking inspiration from the textures and colour mixes that appear in the world around us.
  • I am a painter because that is the way I communicate and not through words like these.  So I hope that you will better understand my feelings for nature through looking at my work and hopefully you will also enjoy the paintings.”



Open daily 10am-5pm

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What’s Next?

  • Maintenance The east turret is in need of repair to prevent rain leaking in when the wind is in the ‘wrong’ direction. We hope to get this done during gallery downtime.
  • Hire Dates for 2022 The release of dates for hiring the gallery in 2022 is under review pending the availability of dates for events in the gardens.
  • New gallery layout

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