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Art Gallery

Coastal Gallery is a leading independent contemporary art gallery, situated in Lymington in the New Forest. The Gallery is a touchstone for exceptional and unusual contemporary art and design. Working with both emerging and long-established artists, the gallery specialises in collecting modern…

Jabulani is the art studio of watercolour artist Sally Hamilton. Contact Sally to arrange a visit to view her latest collection of original watercolours, framed limited edition prints of local scenes and greeting cards depicting many scenes around the New Forest, Hampshire and Dorset.

You will get a warm welcome from Ed and Tanya Ingleton who run The Salt Marsh Gallery where you can then see their edited collection inspired by their coastal surroundings. There is a wonderful mix of art for the home and garden, ceramics, sculpture, jewellery, home accessories, gifts and quirky…

Artist

Now in retirement Alexander has picked up his brushes determined to catch up on lost years and pursue his love of art producing different, imaginative, and meaningful painting in all topics and mediums to share with the Community with the aim to test just how far he can reach in his belatedly…

Ana Villacampa is a Hampshire based artist born in the sunny Costa Blanca in Spain where she grew up surrounded by the Mediterranean. After finishing university in Barcelona and Milan, she developed her career in architecture and design in Italy for several years before moving to the UK where…

Andy lives and works in Lymington. After leaving Brockenhurst College Sixth Form, Andy studied at Rytecotewood College of Agricultural Engineering in Thame, Oxfordshire.

Freedom beckoned and Andy travelled extensively in America and Australia! On his return, Andy sold agricultural…

Born in Poland, Arkadiuz now lives and works in the New Forest. He creates his vessels from white stoneware clay, a strong and resilient medium. His desire is to create unique pieces that will stand the test of time, and which he can ’leave behind in the world’ for future generations.

Caroline was a reporter and presenter for the BBC before studying painting at Winchester School of Art. She graduated in 2007 with an MA in Fine Art.

Caroline works from an open studio in Winchester where visitors can come and go whilst she paints. ‘I am not an artist who yearns for…

Chris was Creative Director of a leading advertising agency in London. Never having done a proper day’s work in his life (Chris’s words, not ours!), he moved to Lymington and took up painting full time.

Chris likes painting foliage and ‘the chaotic, messy bits of nature – the bits people…

Claire works from a wonderful garden studio, and is one of our most popular contemporary landscape artists. We love Claire’s subtly evocative colour palette and painterly treatment of stormy Dorset skies, reminiscent of J W Turner’s paintings. When not painting, Claire runs art workshops from…

Gail has a first class honours degree in Three Dimensional Design from Bath Spa University. In her final year, Gail specialised in ceramics and exhibited her work at New Designers in London – the annual showcase for the UK’s top graduate designers.

Gail is building a new studio in…

Helen has taught since 1989 working in adult, further and higher education in Dorset and Hampshire in subjects including drawing, painting, graphic design, illustration, spatial design and interior architecture. 

She works with most drawing and painting media, printmaking and stitched…

Jackie just loves making pots – a passion that began at Southampton College of Art when she was seventeen. She now has her own studio in the New Forest. Jackie has exhibited throughout the UK and won prestigious ceramics awards for her stunning work. She is influenced by the work of Dame Lucie…

Jacqui  Sieger is a Contemporary Romantic Impressionist, working in Acrylic and oils giving the viewer a 3D effect of her work. Born in Swanage , Dorset, UK, childhood memories of the Purbeck Hills and Coastline with a combination of a psychic gift , create images varying from deep mystical…

Jane studied Fine Art at Winchester School of Art. She combines the themes of nature and mythology to create a unique view of the landscape.
Many years spent sailing around Mediterranean coastlines and islands have played a major part in Jane’s work as she continues to explore and express…

Jules makes wheel thrown and hand built pottery - functional tableware and one-off studio pieces. Working predominately with stoneware clay and mid-range glazes.

Having found clay later in life she has since made up for lost time, tenaciously developing her clay crafts skills and opening…

Julie moved to Milford on Sea in 2014, and is inspired by the wonderful Hampshire coast line, translating it into ‘abstractions of reality'. She is fascinated by the feel of the landscape and always works in series, her studio becoming a three-dimensional ‘sketchbook’ of ideas and experiments.…

My subject matter is nature. Whether its a landscape or a tree, a bird or a flower painting. The play of light and its transforming qualities I find magical.

I use a variety of mediums, mostly oil and watercolour and…

As an artist, Lynne works to develop paintings that represent an impression of the subject leaving the viewer their imagination. Inspiration for work comes from visiting different places. One of her favourite areas is Cornwall, particularly St Ives with its…

Marion has a BA(Hons) Degree in Fine Art. Her background is in Arts education. Marion’s move to the south coast gave her the impetus for a new style of painting and a new raft of work. She paints full time out of her studio in Lymington. Local sources of inspiration include masts and rigging,…

Following a career working in property in Central London I started to paint again after moving from London to Hampshire. Now living in Milford on Sea I take inspiration from different aspects of my life, particularly the landscape. The creative process itself is equally inspiring by working with…

Michael has come along way since graduation in Design in 1997. At the beginning of his career, working from his parents garage, he used nuts and bolts and reclaimed steel to create all sorts of animals, reptiles and bugs. Although these were put together rather crudely, due to lack of experience…

Nicola is a sculptor making functional and decorative art for interiors and the outdoors. Her work is an intriguing and magical combination of the real and the imagined, with inspiration drawn from storytelling and traditional narrative forms. Each unique piece evokes a powerful sense of place…

6 years at Art College, starting at 16. The Head of my first College, Warren Storey FRWA, taught us all to draw. I’m very grateful to him because that’s carried me through life. My regular employment was mostly as a scientific and botanical illustrator/graphic designer in Russell Group…

Sally has been painting in watercolours since she was a small child. Art has been her lifelong passion and the feeling she has for her subjects is so intimately reflected in her studies and has resulted in highly acclaimed exhibitions in the UK, South Africa and Zambia.

Many of Sally's…

Sally studied 3D Ceramic Design at Falmouth School of Art, graduating in 1989. After couple of years producing her own range of slip cast handpainted mugs, ceramics was put aside to concentrate on raising a family and working in the family business. A chance to play with clay occurred in 2013…

I am an oil painter based in Lymington, Hampshire. I work from my studio, taking inspiration from my local surroundings as well as my personal connection with images both imagined or recalled. My work is mostly abstract although some is representational. I enjoy working with striking colour…

Sheila is based in Ringwood and originally trained as a graphic designer. Her work has a distinctive graphic style combined with stunning use of colour, and is largely inspired by the Dorset and Hampshire landscape.

Sheila has worked mainly in pastel since 1988, and has regularly…

Stewart’s stunning metre square canvases take their cue from the colours of the sea and coastline; local fishing boats and beach huts. The latter’s layers of once vibrant paint, relentlessly battered by the sea or faded by time and the elements, inspire Stewart’s striking colour combinations and…

My life has been one of creativity coming from a background in publishing and writing, but to me there is no better expression than that of image and colour, no other medium can better convey the turbulent mood and temperament of the times in which we live. The landscape that society offers up…

Victor lives by the sea and loves boats. He originally trained as a graphic designer, followed by a MA in Textile Design at the Royal College of Art in London.

Victor’s career has been hugely varied, from teaching textile design to painting seaside railings! Whist looking for suitable…

Art Club

Calling all Lymington artists! Every Thursday evening at the Lymington Community Centre art studio, from 7.30 - 9.30pm, we have a group of arty folk enjoying space to create! Come along and join in the fun. There is no tutor, but we all bounce ideas off one another, or just get on quietly with…

The Lymington Arts Group promotes the enjoyment and appreciation of visual arts and crafts by providing meetings, workshops and outings. We hold bi-annual exhibitions of members works, one in Lymington in the Spring and a Summer one on Milford village green in August.

Meetings take place…

Exhibition: Art on the Green, Milford on Sea
Exhibition Dates: 21 - 22 August

The Milford Art Group was formed approximately thirty years ago for local artists to meet, share their knowledge and expertise. ​The Group meets on the first Thursday of each month in Milford Church Hall, Church Hill, Milford on Sea at 2.00pm. Visitors are most welcome. (Kindly note this is not…

Exhibition: Milford Art Group Annual Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: 31 July – 14 August

Picture Framers

Framing your works of art, or photographs, can make all the difference to how a piece looks. Finding the right frame and mount brings your image to life, and will give you years of enjoyment.

All artists who are members on The Local Art Scene will receive a discount on their framing.…

Art Printers

The Print Room is a division of The Local Art Scene which facilitates a print on demand service for mail order prints by local artists. 

Standard Size: 36cm (W) x 30cm (H)

All prints supplied in a single white mount with backing board, ready for framing

Price includes…