Sue Durrant - 26th June 2023

Sue Durrant: Captivating Artistry Celebrating the Beauty of Nature

Art has the remarkable ability to capture the essence of the world around us, evoking emotions and transporting us to different places in our mind. One such artist who masterfully captures the beauty of nature is Sue Durrant. 

At West Country Galleries, we take immense pride in promoting Sue's captivating work, and we are thrilled to announce her upcoming exhibition at Ilminster Arts Centre. Titled "The Garden, The Sea," this exhibition promises to showcase Sue's talent in portraying the vast horizons of seascapes. 


Sue Durrant: A Love Affair with Nature and Art

Born in Devon and currently residing in Somerset, Sue Durrant has always had a deep appreciation for the world that surrounds her. Throughout her life, she has expressed her connection to nature through photography and art. In recent years, Sue has been able to fully immerse herself in her passion for painting, particularly in acrylics. Her work is a beautiful reflection of her emotional response to the natural world, capturing the essence and beauty that she encounters in her surroundings.

Captivating Seascapes 

Sue Durrant's artistic style is a testament to her love of light, colour and the outdoors. Her paintings showcase a range of seascapes, each capturing the diverse moods and nuances of nature. Whether it’s showcasing the serene tranquillity of a calm sea, or the thrashing waves of the ocean, Sue's artwork brings these scenes to life, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in the captivating beauty that she sees and feels.


Promoting Sue Durrant's Work at West Country Galleries

At West Country Galleries, we are honoured to showcase Sue Durrant's exquisite artwork. We believe in supporting talented artists who have a unique perspective on the world, and Sue's work exemplifies that. Her ability to capture the essence of nature through her brushstrokes is truly awe-inspiring. We invite art lovers and enthusiasts to visit our gallery and experience the magic of Sue's paintings first-hand.

Upcoming Exhibition: "The Garden, The Sea" at Ilminster Arts Centre

Mark your calendars for Sue Durrant's upcoming exhibition, "The Garden, The Sea," which will be held at Ilminster Arts Centre. Running from August 15th to September 2nd, this exhibition promises to be a visual delight for art enthusiasts. Sue's paintings will take you on a journey of vibrant colours, evocative seascapes, and the intricacies of the natural world.

Visiting the Exhibition

Entry to Sue Durrant's exhibition at Ilminster Arts Centre is free. The opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. On the final day of the exhibition, it will close at 2:00 pm. Don't miss the opportunity to experience the beauty of Sue's artwork up close and witness the skill and passion she pours into each piece.


Independent Art Galleries UK/ Original Art For Sale Online - 29th May 2023

Discover Independent Art Galleries in the UK and Find Original Art for Sale Online with West Country Galleries

In the vibrant world of art, there's nothing quite like owning a unique piece that speaks to your heart and enhances your living or working space. However, finding a high quality print or original artwork can sometimes feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. That's where West Country Galleries comes in. 

Since our establishment in 2007, we have been dedicated to curating a distinctive collection of artworks by talented artists, providing a convenient platform for art enthusiasts to discover and purchase exceptional pieces. Say goodbye to the tedious hunt through physical galleries, as we bring the art world to your fingertips.

Uncover a World of Art

At West Country Galleries, we understand that art should be accessible to everyone. Our carefully curated selection covers a diverse range of themes including abstract, seascapes and landscapes. Whether you're seeking a mesmerising abstract composition or a serene coastal scene, we have something to suit every taste and style.

Shop Safely and Securely

With online transactions becoming increasingly popular, we prioritise your safety and peace of mind. When you shop with us, you can rest assured that your purchase is protected. Our website ensures a secure transaction process, allowing you to browse and buy art with confidence. What’s more, we offer a seven-day money-back guarantee, ensuring that you are fully satisfied with your chosen artwork.

Convenience and Ease

Gone are the days of spending endless hours visiting multiple galleries in search of that perfect piece. With West Country Galleries, you can conveniently explore an extensive collection of artworks from the comfort of your own home or office. Sit back, relax, and immerse yourself in our virtual gallery, where you can leisurely browse through a curated selection of original art.

Explore our collection from artists such as Adelene Fletcher, Allison Pearce and Anthony Waller

Adelene Fletcher

With a background in textile design, Adelene's exceptional sense of composition and skilful utilisation of colour shine through in all her creations. In recent years, Adelene has focused on specialising in watercolours, which has become her most renowned medium. 

Her work has garnered widespread acclaim and has been showcased at esteemed institutions such as the Royal Institute of Painters and The Watercolour Society. It comes as no surprise that Adelene has received numerous accolades throughout her career.

During the late 1950s, Adelene Fletcher spent several years at Manchester College of Art before joining a textile design studio as a Design Consultant. This educational and professional background has greatly influenced her exceptional sense of colour and composition, which is evident in all her artwork.

Since specialising in watercolours, she has gained significant recognition in galleries nationwide and has exhibited at prestigious events like the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour. Adelene has also showcased her work and earned membership in The Royal Watercolour Society and The Society of Botanical Artists.

Amongst her collection you can find fantastic pieces such as Pride. Calm and composed, the regal lion appears mesmerised. His gentle gaze is fixated on a fleeting moment of diversion. The untamed magnificence captured in this artwork is created by emphasising the primitive essence of his luxuriant mane, skilfully portrayed with a palette of golden hues. A timeless depiction.

Adelene Fletcher

Allison Pearce

Prior to embarking on her artistic journey, Allison held various positions, including working at a design firm, a bank, and an art gallery. Determined to pursue her passion, she pursued her degree at the Art Institute of Reykjavik, setting her on the path to becoming an artist. Her portfolio predominantly consists of breath-taking nature landscapes and vibrant floral compositions, exuding an impressionistic aesthetic. Presently residing in Toronto, Canada, Allison continues to create captivating artwork, acknowledging the influence her Canadian home has on her creative process.

Blossom Breeze showcases a tall, elegant and modest cherry blossom as it unfurls its delicate petals. Allison Pearce employs watercolours to depict the inherent elegance of its form. Symbolising the transient essence of existence, this iconic tree gracefully emerges. The canvas serves as a foundation, adorned with a subdued background of mole skin grey, against which the embellished blossom serenely rests.

Allison Pearce

Anthony Waller

Anthony Waller's artwork has graced the prestigious halls of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, and his talent has been celebrated through numerous highly successful solo exhibitions across the United Kingdom.

Renowned for his remarkable skill in capturing the ethereal ambiance and the enchanting play of light filtering through trees, the glistening reflections on water, and the evocative essence of a tranquil morning by the riverside, Anthony Waller has become synonymous with these captivating scenes.

In Woodland Warmth, Anthony Waller presents a vibrant tribute to the lively spirit of autumn. Through his brushstrokes, a magnificent display unfolds—a golden torrent of leaves cascading from slender birch branches, adorning the forest floor like a luxuriant carpet.

Anthony Waller

Original Landscape Paintings For Sale & Online Galleries - 1st May 2023

A Guide to Buying and Incorporating Online Art into Your Everyday Life

Online galleries have transformed the world of art and they make it more accessible, affordable and versatile than ever before. With just a few clicks, you can browse through a vast array of styles and genres to find the perfect piece to elevate your living or working space. In this blog, we'll explore the joys of buying art from online galleries and share some creative ideas for incorporating these masterpieces into your home or office.

Determine Your Style and Space
Before diving into the online art world, take some time to consider your personal style and the space you want to decorate. Think about the mood and vibe you want to create and let that guide your selection process. Whether it's a bold, colourful abstract piece for your living room or a calming, serene landscape for your office or bedroom, there's something for everyone in the world of art.

Embrace the Virtual Art World
The beauty of online galleries lies in the convenience and endless options they provide. You can explore our selected talented UK artists from the comfort of your own home, filtering your search by style, artist or price to find the perfect piece for your space. Remember to read artist bios and reviews to get a feel for their work before making a purchase.

Play with Scale and Placement
One of the most exciting aspects of incorporating art into your home or workplace is experimenting with scale and placement. Consider creating a gallery wall with various smaller pieces or making a statement with a large-scale work. Don't be afraid to move pieces around and try different arrangements until you get the perfect fit.

Bring Art to the Office
Incorporating art into your work environment can boost morale, spark creativity and create a more pleasant atmosphere. Choose pieces that reflect your company's culture and values, or opt for calming, inspirational works to help reduce stress and promote productivity.

Support Emerging Artists
Purchasing art from online galleries is an excellent way to support emerging artists and invest in the future of the art world. Look for platforms that highlight up-and-coming talent, and consider acquiring pieces from lesser-known creators. You never know – you may just discover the next big thing.

Art as Gifts
Online galleries make it easy to find unique and memorable gifts for friends, family, or colleagues. Personalise your present by selecting a piece that reflects the recipient's taste and interests, and don't forget to include a thoughtful note about why you chose that particular work.

So, with countless styles, artists and price points to choose from, there's truly something for everyone!

See our Original Landscape Paintings for Sale at West Country Galleries

Landscape paintings have a unique ability to transport us to serene and picturesque settings, captivating our imaginations and transforming our living spaces. These works of art provide a window to the natural world, allowing us to escape from our daily routines and find solace in the beauty of nature. Whether it's a lush, rolling countryside or a dramatic, cloud-filled sky, landscape paintings invite us to explore new horizons without ever leaving our homes.

Cloudy Sky Set by Aisha Haider

Aisha Haider's "Cloudy Sky Set" is a mesmerising collection of paintings that capture the ever-changing beauty of the sky. The subtle transitions between light and shadow evoke a feeling of calm and contemplation, making it an ideal choice for any room in need of a peaceful, atmospheric touch.

cloudy sky set

Along the Autumn Lane by Paula Oakley

Paula Oakley's "Along the Autumn Lane" is a stunning portrayal of a picturesque country lane, bathed in the warm hues of autumn. Oakley's attention to detail and her ability to capture the essence of a crisp, autumn day make this piece an irresistible addition to any art lover's collection.

Autumn Lane

Why Should You Shop with Us?

Discover the captivating world of West Country Galleries, an online art gallery featuring a diverse collection of stunning paintings, ranging from contemporary and abstract pieces to seascapes, landscapes, and floral art. 

In today's mass-produced world, an increasing number of people are opting for original or high-quality print artwork, both for corporate spaces and personal homes. Art serves as a unique investment, a source of enjoyment or a thoughtful gift for someone special.

Our gallery proudly showcases the works of talented artists such as Anthony WallerAdelene Fletcher, Ulyana HammondSabrina RoscinoGracie TapnerCharlotte Oakley and Dick Twinney.

You can experience the ease of shopping with us from the comfort of your home or office. Sit back, relax, and explore our online gallery. All listed prices include delivery within the UK Mainland, with additional costs applicable for deliveries outside of the UK. Simply click on the categories on our website to browse and securely purchase the perfect artwork- all of which are backed by our 7-day money-back guarantee.

We are committed to helping you find and acquire the ideal piece of art that will bring you joy and satisfaction for years to come. Shop today on our website and don’t forget to find and follow us on Pinterest and Instagram.