Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Green Tree Gallery Sponsors Young Rider

With our exhibition "Horse Play" in full swing here at The Green Tree Gallery, we are now getting ready for the Borde Hill Horse Trials this weekend. Not only are we sponsoring a fence in the Trials, we are also sponsoring local rider, Alex Medlicott in her British Eventing debut.

15-year-old Alex is teamed with her six-year-old French thoroughbred bay gelding, Burlington Bavarde, known as Bertie. Bertie was brought over from Ireland, where he had been bred for racing, by Bryony Whittington, sister of England International rider, Francis.

According to Alex, Bertie wasn't cut out for racing. "He's too polite!" she says. "He prefers to follow...not what you need in a race horse!

"Bertie is kind, honest and brave," says Alex. "But definitely accident prone! We have nicknamed him Bubblewrap - because he needs to be wrapped in it!"

So if you're at the Horse Trials this coming weekend, be sure to give a big cheer for Alex and her "Bubblewrap" Bertie!

And do pop in and see us at the Gallery...we will be open 10.30-5.00 both Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Introducing Sarah Beevers..

If you've visited the Gallery recently, you will have no doubt noticed the array of stunning freshwater pearl and semi-precious stone jewellery by our new artist, Sarah Beevers.

Based in The Secret Garden Studio at Joanne Harmer Gallery in Deal, Sarah has been designing and making jewellery full time since 2011.

Drawing inspiration from living on the coast, Sarah enjoys mixing colours and textures "to ensure the most is brought out of each stone and that their natural beauty is accentuated."

The pieces of jewellery that Sarah creates are both contemporary and classic, with each stone or pearl chosen carefully to accentuate the next.

And with both sterling silver and silver-plated items available, there is something to suit every pocket.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Paul Guthrie discovers Horses....

"Horse I"

Paul Guthrie only discovered horses recently, having been asked to contribute to our "Horse Play" exhibition. But then again, he did not find out he was an artist until four years ago, at the age of 37!

"After looking at a friend's horses, I was inspired to go to Lancaster to the Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre," says Paul. "I was then drawn to see the working athletes at Lingfield Races and on to the dressage at Hickstead."

"Dressage II"

He uses eye and camera to capture the personality of what he sees and then works with bright, vibrant colours to convey that personality in as truthful a way as he can.

"I find [horses] complex and captivating and I'm sure I'll return to them again and again," says Paul.