The Art of Inspiration

10th – 15th May 2017

Frances Whitman


  • A vibrant and exciting solo art exhibition, showcasing the broad range of Frances Whitman’s creative talents.


  • Wildlife & Animal Art ● Intuitive Energy Art ● Sacred Site Energy Landscapes
  • Poetry ● Portraits        ● Drawings       ● Paintings


  • Inspired by the worlds beautiful animals, award winning artist Frances Whitman creates stunning, highly realistic wildlife paintings and drawings, capturing the essence of the animals through their eyes, ‘the windows of the Soul.’ Self-taught, Frances uses coloured pencils, acrylics, pastels and gold leaf in her wildlife artworks.


  • For Frances’ intuitive artworks and sacred site energy paintings, she uses vibrant pastels to express the energies of life, and the vibration of places she visits, through colour, form and shape. Intuitively connecting with her surroundings, Frances creates beautiful works of art which resonate with viewers on a deeper energetic level. Frances is inspired to write words and poetry to accompany her intuitive paintings



  • Originals, prints and cards will be on display and available to buy direct from Frances, who will be at the Gallery working on new artwork daily during the exhibition.


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 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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