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A Great Evening!

Posted by admin on August 17, 2015
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We were so pleased with how many lovely people turned up to our exhibition private viewing on Thursday, it was great fun. Fantastic to see our little gallery bursting at the seams with people wanting to look (and buy) the works of art that we had on display.

Those that came enjoyed a drink or two, some nibbles and had time to talk to the artists themselves; Jude Freeman and Chris Court.

I will leave you with some pictures of the evening to give you a taste of the exhibition. If you weren’t able to make the private viewing please call in as the exhibition continues until 27th August 2015.

Thanks again to all of you that came, maybe we will soon need an extension!

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Roy and Paul




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.

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.