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We were truly delighted to welcome so many to the gallery on Thursday evening, for the preview evening of our exhibition featuring the works of local artist Richard Thorn.

Richard chatting about his local works.

Richard chatting about his local works.

Richard was exhibiting his selection of original paintings featuring scenes of Chudleigh and other local areas. Visitors to the preview were treated to some exquisite work to view whilst enjoying a glass of wine and some nibbles with us.

Roy and some guests!

We really enjoyed chatting to you all and it was interesting listening to your stories and memories that were sparked by the unmistakeable locations featured in Richards work.

A lovely Chudleigh scene in all its glory.

Visitors to the gallery commented on the depth and detail in the paintings, some felt that they had photo like qualities from a distance but it wasn’t until they were closer to them that they could appreciate how much detail, light and shade was apparent.

Richard was also with us for some of the evening, he really enjoyed talking to so many about the paintings and what he saw from each of the featured locations.

The preview evening was great fun but if you missed it you can still call in to see the work of Richard Thorn until Thursday (we are closed tomorrow).

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Thanks to all those that have called in so far, we hope you enjoyed Richards work.

We are immensely excited to tell you all about an exhibition of watercolours and mixed media paintings by professional artist Richard Thorn SWAc this November.

Lovely depth and atmosphere captured perfectly.

Lovely depth and atmosphere captured perfectly.

We are holding the exhibition here from the 20th November 2014 until 27th November 2014 and it will feature over 20 new works featuring scenes of  Chudleigh and the stunning landscape of the Teign Valley, for those looking for some local, original works then this exhibition is a must see for you.

We will be holding a preview evening with some light refreshments and a chance to meet Richard Thorn on the evening of Thursday 20th November from 6pm – 9pm, we very much hope to see you there.

Here is a sneaky peek of some of what you can expect to peruse during the exhibition (the photos do not do them justice, call in and see them in person).

Just a taste of what you can expect.

Just a taste of what you can expect.


Some lovely local scenes by Richard Thorn

Some lovely local scenes by Richard Thorn

For further information on the works of Richard Thorn, please visit his website or give us a call.












Richard Thorn is a Torquay born artist who’s works include some stunning seascapes, landscapes and beach scenes. Richard’s work is well known amongst some of the most prestigious galleries in England and we are delighted to announce that we are now displaying and selling some of his work here in The Bracken Gallery.

Richard Thorn artist


Richard Thorn began his career using watercolour as his preferred medium, he would love to paint seascapes, so much of his work is informed and influenced by the sea. Further down the line he began to bring in other mediums including acrylic and inks, this bought more texture and depth to his pieces.




In 2012 Richard was a finalist for Best Selling Artist of the Year and he has exhibited his work in many venues including being invited to take some works that he created in Portugal to stage an exhibition by the Portuguese embassy in London.

Richard Thorn Artist


We are currently displaying some of Richards originals and prints; we are very much looking forward to seeing the reactions to these wonderful pieces. For more information about Richard and his works please visit his website, if you would like to come and peruse his work for yourself please feel free to call in and take a look.