Jane Brighton, Mike Duckering, Betty Harrison & Jackie Palmer

25th – 31st May 2016


  • The exhibition in the successful Montpellier Gardens Gallery shows the recent work of four artists who work together at Cheltenham’s Lansdown Art Studios. The varied work on display reveals each artist’s individual approach to painting, and in particular the wide differences in personal perceptions of landscape, figurative and narrative subject matters. With different backgrounds and art training, the artists are linked by their maturity and experience, and a shared life-long creative ambition.


  • Jane Brighton studied art at the Slade School of Fine Art in the sixties where she gained a Diploma in Fine Art; she went on to gain the Art Teachers Certificate at London University and taught in Uganda for many years. She was awarded the postgraduate diploma in art psychotherapy from Goldsmiths College, London University and, after moving to Cheltenham, an MA in Fine Art from the University of Gloucestershire in 2005. Her paintings are shown regularly at the Bankside Gallery in London as well as locally in Cheltenham galleries. Her work is in private and public collections and she is in the catalogue and website of the national art of the UK: Your Paintings/UK Art. For more information visit
  • Mike Duckering first studied architecture at the University of Bath, running his own architectural practice in Bristol for many years before moving to Cheltenham in 2009 to pursue his art. Mike gained a BA degree in Fine Art at the University of Gloucestershire in 2013. He has exhibited locally at Hadfield Fine Art and Little Buckland Gallery, and in Bristol at the Affordable Art Fair and the Royal West of England Academy. For more information visit
  • Betty Harrison was born and brought up in St Helens in Lancashire, and later moved to Cheltenham where she gained a BA Hons in Fine Art at the University of Gloucestershire in 2007. Betty’s work has been exhibited and sold at several galleries, including Hadfield Fine Art with whom her work has also appeared at the Affordable Art Fairs in Bristol and Battersea. She has regularly exhibited at the Royal West of England Academy’s Autumn Open Exhibition, and her work is in many private collections. For more information visit
  • Jackie Palmer came to art late in life, completing her BA in Fine Art at the University of Gloucestershire in 2008. Since then she has been pursuing her own investigation into colour, texture, form and light through her abstract figurative and still life work. For more information visit


Open daily 10am – 6pm

Entry Free

Betty Harrison .BackofCleveHill3 Betty Harrison .FloodPlain3 Jackie Palmer.TajMahal Jackie Palmer.Trees Jane Brighton, Old&New 036 Jane Brighton, Waving not Drowning Mike Duckering .MandalayMarket Mike Duckering. Valparaiso (1)





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.

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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