Pearl Gatehouse fine art

Working on my Floral series, taking inspiration from my garden when unable to venture further afield during the pandemic.


Moreys, Melbury road, Yetminster near Sherborne. DT96LX

Open 10am – 5pm, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29 May. Other times by appointment. 01935 873888, 07901734330 (SMS only)

I first painted in oils in my teens, and my work has developed throughout a long and wonderful journey using many mediums and experimental techniques, always aiming to best portray what I wanted to say. I have a collection of paintings, drawings and cards in a wide range of sizes with prices to suit all pockets. Yetminster is a lovely village to visit with refreshments just a few minutes walk from ‘Moreys’.


Inspiration and Process for Land and Seascapes

Inspired by a feeling of wonder for the aesthetics of nature, I am drawn to places which still have a taste of wildness and a light human footprint. I seek a unity of my first impressions and the thoughts and feelings I experience, with the finished painting of place.

To record light and atmosphere at that moment is crucial, and some works need go no further while others need much revisiting and painting over time.

I use colour and tone to convey atmosphere of place and my emotional response to it. Direct observational drawing, painting and markmaking help me to understand and further enjoy the nature of place. Forces of energy, growth and movement are important to my work. I also look for rhythms that are echoed in a variety of organic forms, underlining their universal nature.

To start the year off well I took on the Strada Easel Challenge, to post a painting/ drawing of a work I have done from life everyday of January. You can see the 31 works below. Many of these small works will be available to buy at my studio during Dorset Art Weeks.

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Days 1 – 15
Days 16 – 31