Brush Strokes

Nicki Gwynn-Jones and Ray Hill

26 June – 2 July 2013


  • Ray will be showing paintings of landscapes inspired by nature, acrylic on canvas, using an intuitive and emotional response to the colourful beauty of the English landscape. These works use texture and also smooth blending of paint to create images that are familiar yet are of no place in particular, creating a scene that is both calming and peaceful for the viewer.


  • Photographer Nicki’s take on the natural world is that of a visual artist.  Birds are her primary passion and her work explores their private world and speaks of their essence.  Her work is delicate and ethereal and is often mistaken for watercolour painting, an effect she achieves through a high key approach and through movement.  She will also be showing high key images of flowers.

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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 for a history of the gardens and 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.

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