The Woodgates' Gallery
The Woodgates' gallery in the Ox Yard at Buckland Abbey is run by husband and wife team Richard and Anne, and is full to the brim with beautiful crafts, pictures and wood carvings.
Richard paints the wildlife and landscapes of the south west in both watercolours and acrylics. His style of paintings varies from the traditional english watercolour to more contemporary depictions of our wonderful landscapes and wildlife. He also produces a range of hand carved wooden items using native hardwoods, much of which comes from the Buckland estate. He tutors local art groups and his work is now in private collections worldwide.
Anne is a textile artist and produces a range of exquisite hand sewn embroideries. Using local gardens and the countryside as her subjects, her unique style, which has proved to be extremely popular, uses high quality threads and pure silk ribbons, which she dyes herself. All her work is painstakingly stitched by hand over acrylic painted backgrounds, each piece taking many hours to complete, before being stretched and framed.
Richard and Anne do all their own mounting and framing of their work using only the finest framing materials, resulting in artworks that look stunning and will stand the test of time.
Their work is both unique and affordable and also includes a wide range of hand made and printed cards. The uniqueness of their work means that you can take away with you a very special momento of your visit to Buckland Abbey.
Richard and Anne are always happy to discuss their work, to answer queries and to show their work in progress.
For more detailed information, contact details and to see examples of their arts and crafts please visit their websites.