13th-19th Dec – Tom Gowen ‘IMPASTO’

IMPASTO an Exhibition of Oil paintings by Tom Gowen

13th – 19th December 2017

  • Tom was born in Cardiff 1987 and currently lives in Stroud. After graduating at Pittville Cheltenham he has worked solely on his art which has developed a strong following both locally and internationally. His work is available through regular exhibitions in the Cotwolds area and through his internet presence.
  • “I cannot remember a time when I was not drawing and painting.  It is simply how I live.

    I was educated in fine art at University of Gloucestershire (Cheltenham) and this has broadened my view and allowed me to freely work out what interests me and what I want to achieve with my work.

    When painting I enjoy the feel of using natural material and I try to convey the beauty I see in nature. I always develop a painting by thinking long and hard about the emotive, what it is that I feel I want to share.

    When the work goes well I like to think it will go to a good home -that someone will enjoy that reaction whenever they look at it.”

    Tom Gowen 2017

Open daily 10am – 5pm

Entry Free




The Gardens were originally developed in the early 1800's and its centrepiece is the Bandstand.

Facing the Bandstand is the Proscenium Building where we now have our Gallery.

Follow https://tinyurl.com/MontpellierGardens for a history of the gardens and https://www.facebook.com/MontpellierGardens/about for information about Friends of the Bandstand and Gardens(FOMBAG).


  1. There is wheelchair access to the gallery from the path between the tennis courts and the gallery.
  2. For exhibitors delivering their work, there is a locked bollard to be removed at the gardens entrance. See link below for details.
  3. Unfortunately, there is no disabled parking in the gardens.
  4. Exhibitors should take care to design their exhibition layout with wheelchair use in mind.

For full information about accessibility, please follow this link:


 Typical annual foot-fall is 22000.

If we take out the impact of Festivals then the weekly average is 400 per week.

This varies according to the variables of weather, social media, networking, number of artists, and the appeal of the Exhibition


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