I've walked down the Mall lots of times, but not noticed this place tucked away in the elegant buildings there before. It turned out to be a pleasant discovery yesterday.
I was lured there with the promise of some contemporary garden art courtesy of the Mall Galleries and their Royal Society of British Artists annual exhibition. It promised to be a good follow-up to Painting the Modern Garden I saw in January.
I wasn't disappointed. I particularly liked Melissa Scott-Miller's Front Garden with Self Painting (click to enlarge and you'll see her), which reminded me of Renoir's painting of Monet at work. Melissa's work won the Galleries Bookshop prize and also graces their shelves as a greetings card.
|On the left we have Morning Light by Rowan Crew, and then his Worcester Pearmain which reminded me of the|
plum tree paintings I saw at Painting the Modern Garden
|Most of Nicholas Verrall's Olive Tree amongst the Vines, a painting to get lost in for a very long time|
... with a very convenient cafe, positioned perfectly for visitors to admire the view.
It wasn't all paintings or drawings either. I particularly enjoyed these detailed ceramics by Stuart Smith.
|My personal favourite: Laura Rosser's intricate woodcut We Ain't All Middle Class Bohemians|
A special offer for Veg Plotting readers
If you'd like to see the exhibition for yourself... and for free, just mention Veg Plotting at the gallery desk for free admission for you and a friend. It's open from now until 2nd April 2016, 10am to 5pm (1pm on final day).