Christmas is Coming…

The gallery is getting ready for Christmas with each day that passes. Today we did the outside… Our new Christmas bunting was specially made for us by Julie of haggizcards. With the town’s Christmas lights also strung across the face of the gallery you will have no excuse for not noticing us! A fresh stock.. read more →

New Arrivals

We took delivery of new work from painter Raymond Leech last week and it is now on display in the gallery window. Three stunning oils in his trademark cream and gold frames. Also new to the gallery is work from potter Graham Newing. Finding space for everything is a challenge at this time of year.. read more →

New Ceramic Artists for the Christmas Exhibition

Sea Pictures Gallery is delighted to welcome two new ceramic artists to the gallery for the Christmas exhibition which opened today. Moira Goodall from Essex has produced a number of sea and tidal themed pieces specifically for this exhibition Our second new ceramic artist is Clare Wakefield from Kent with some lovely sea inspired pieces… read more →


Betty came to town earlier this month and spent a very enjoyable weekend teaching students the basics of machine embroidery. It involved a lot of concentration, quite a bit of cursing and swearing when things didn’t quite go as planned, but who could have imagined lunch would be served in the garden, in full sun,.. read more →

Day Two of The Big Draw

Well, what gorgeous weather we had in Clare on Sunday for the second of our drawing workshops. Our tutor, Claudia Myatt, put the day’s participants through the mill and whilst everyone admitted they had had a wonderful day, one or two admitted to be completely exhausted! There was a lot of concentration in this second.. read more →


The Big Draw 2014 is underway across the world not just in the UK and we started today with our first ever one-day drawing workshop. We had four participants and boy what a lively bunch they were when they got warmed up. With their tutor, author and illustrator Claudia Myatt at the helm, they were.. read more →

Weekend Courses

Our first weekend courses for the autumn start this coming Saturday 4th October with a drawing workshop with tutor Claudia Myatt. Claudia is a professional illustrator and art tutor and she has planned a full day for participants. The workshop runs from 10am-4pm with the morning focussing on technique and the afternoon on putting into.. read more →

Sail Away to Sea Pictures Gallery

Gosh it is hot both inside and outside the gallery and pretty much everywhere at the moment. Lucky children about to have long summer holidays but don’t despair, you can ‘Sail Away to Sea Pictures Gallery’ in Clare and take in our lovely exhibition of East Anglian art. New arrivals in the gallery include this.. read more →

Come and Celebrate

We launch the new  exhibition today with Pimms and Scones at 11am and a chance to meet and talk to some of the members of the East Anglian Group of Marine Artists whose 35th anniversay show kicks off today. This group of professional painters numbers 20 full members and we have a gallery full of.. read more →

Seagulls Are Back

The Seagull has landed! Our most popular bird by ceramic artist Terri Smart is now back in stock. We have just four and at £41.00 each, not including shipping, they are a charming, slightly quirky gift, ever popular with our visitors. Following the death last year of Janet Hamer, maker of some of our most.. read more →