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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.











As lovers of art we are always thrilled to consider working with local artists. It gives us great pleasure to let you all know that we have some superb original seascapes by Teignmouth artist; Catherine Kennedy for sale.

Catherine Kennedys work brings a level of depth and movement.

Catherine Kennedys work brings a level of depth and movement.

Catherine says “My recent work has concentrated on the sea and I have tried to invoke an immersive element to my painting. I am interested in the process of change and development of an image over time.”

The above artist statement encapsulates the original works of Catherine Kennedy perfectly, as the oil on canvas work depicts depth, movement and evolution in a way that is enthralling to the eye. The seascapes are truly stunning and we are delighted to be exhibiting them.

Original Oil on Canvas piece by Catherine Kennedy

Original Oil on Canvas piece by Catherine Kennedy


If you would like to call in to look at these pieces in person please do so, we would love to see you 🙂


For more information on what we offer please visit our website

Our 20% Summer Sale Continues

Posted by admin on August 19, 2014
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With summer nearly over (sorry to put a downer on your day) we are continuing our summer sale to hopefully bring a smile back to your face!

Our amazing summer sale includes a whopping 20% off many prints and we are even offering selected photo frames for only £5 each! If that wasn’t a bargain on it’s own these £5 photo frames are also buy one get one free! Lovely Christmas gift ideas, simply add a nice photo and you have a personalised gift that will be treasured for years to come.

This great offer is running until the children go back to school so don’t delay as it is whilst stocks last. Get snapping for that perfect holiday memory!

We will look forward to seeing you soon. 🙂


Richard Garvey-Williams is professional photographer and author, he has won many awards including a Bronze in International Loupe Awards. We are delighted to be involved in the framing for a forthcoming exhibition aptly named “Calls from the Wild”. This particular display of his works are an emotive collection of photography capturing the natural world.

This latest exhibition will include more than 30 large prints in both colour and black and white, Richard promises some ‘thought provoking’ captions to enlighten visitors to the exhibition.

Richard Garvey- Williams is now based in Devon but has made many trips abroad to photograph wildlife in stunning surroundings.

If you would like to visit the exhibition it will be from 2nd – 7th June 2014 at the following Totnes address;

The Gallery, Birdwood House, 44 High Street, Totnes. TQ9 5SQ

For further information on Richard and his work please visit his website at

We Have Had a Change Round!

Posted by admin on April 15, 2014
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Spring is not just a time for cleaning, it is also good to have a little re-vamp from time to time. We have had great fun in the last week or so and have changed around some of the works that we display from professional artists. We now have the lovely colourful works of Tony Homer on our back wall and the side wall has been dedicated to the lovely scenes of Richard Thorn.

Bright, colourful pieces by Tony Homer.

Bright, colourful pieces by Tony Homer.

We really enjoy working with artists and showing off their wonderful work here in the gallery, here is a little sneak peak of what we have been doing but to enjoy the work in all it’s glory why not pop in and see it in person, you are very welcome.

The lovely scenes of Richard Thorn.

The lovely scenes of Richard Thorn.






As a gallery as well as a framing business we relish working with artists to display their works and bring these beautiful pieces to people in the local area. When we saw some prints by Kirsten Jones we were hooked and we are delighted to be displaying some of her work here in our gallery.

Limited Edition Prints on sale at The Bracken Gallery now.

Limited Edition Prints on sale at The Bracken Gallery now.


Kirsten was born in Hartlepool but grew up in the stunning surroundings of the Channel Islands, she now displays her works in Berkshire where her studio; Barn Acre Gallery is set on a quiet area of the river Thames. Kirsten also spends lot’s of time visiting Devon and Cornwall which is why we have been fortunate enough to meet her.

Kirsten has travelled all over the world but takes much inspiration from clothing, collections of objects and natural forms. Her work is created on paper using washes of acrylic and watercolour paint. Each of the Limited Edition Prints is hand worked and signed, they come with a short story which describes some of the background about how the ideas for the piece were conceived. The images are printed on Hahnemuhle Fine Art paper and are created using UV stable pigment inks.

For us, it is the background story supplied with the prints that make them a fabulous gift idea, the image below is one of the pieces that Kirsten has created in a series of different shoes, now wouldn’t this make a lovely special present for Mothers Day?

Limited Edition Prints - one of the shoes in the collection.

Limited Edition Prints – one of the shoes in the collection.


If you would like to see Kirstens work in person please pop by and take few quiet moments to have a browse. The pieces that we are displaying start from £45 mounted. For further information about Kirsten Jones please see her website.



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.


January Clearance Sale

Posted by admin on January 14, 2014
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January is well upon us and we thought that we would have our own clearance sale with some selected lines of lovely framed pictures reduced by a sizeable 20%. If you are not all shopped out in the sales this great deal is running until the end of January 2014 but is subject to availability, when it has gone it’s gone.

From some pretty countryside images through to some seaside works we have something for everyone here at The Bracken Gallery, like all the best sales be sure to come and see us soon to snap up the very best bargains.

January Clearance

Just some of the lovely framed works currently available in our January clearance.











If you require further information on our clearance range or on other items stocked please do not hesitate to get in touch with us by email or call us on 01626 859141.

10% Off Framing School Photos

Posted by admin on November 11, 2013
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It is that time of year again when the children of the local schools are being sent in polished and preened ready for the annual school photos. Chudleigh Primary School did theirs last week and the packs of photos will soon be arriving home via your children. This year we thought we would help you to make the most of the photographs with a special offer on framing them, what Grandparent does not like to receive a photo of their grand children? If you are looking to give a very special gift this Christmas (or perhaps treat yourself) please pop into The Bracken Gallery, we will frame your children’s school photograph with quality workmanship and we will give you an extra 10% off regardless of frame size.

This offer will run from Monday 11th November 2013 until Friday 20th December 2013, if you are looking to get your photo framed for a Christmas gift please allow lots of time as we are very busy at this time of the year.

If you would like any further information about us and what we offer please get in touch via our contact page or give us a call on 01626 859141.