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RHS Partner Garden.

Artists in Residence

We work with international and UK artists and crafts people to bring an ever changing gallery of sculptures and artwork into the garden.  In 2019 we are honoured to feature the amazing work of several very talented and wonderful people, see our Art on Display page.

We are also proud to welcome Keith Sturgess as our artist in residence for 2019.



I studied at the London College of Printing and practiced as a graphic designer, working in advertising and publishing.


Enrolling as a mature student I graduated in 1994 from West Surrey College of Art and Design with a BA (Hons) degree in fine art.


Painting and printmaking has now become my full time occupation,

specialising in landscape and figurative painting,

exhibiting frequently in London and the Home Counties.


My current paintings, have as their inspiration the Prairie or New Wave

Design for contemporary gardens.

This theme is taken from nature using drifts of perennial plants and grasses

utilizing repetition and linkage.


The paintings have a low visual point and flat perspective, your eye is directed from the foreground into the painting by using linear and gestural marks, colour, texture and aspects of abstraction.


Group Exhibitions

1994   “The Maltings”, Farnham

1995  “Spring Exhibition”, Guildhall Gallery, Winchester

1996   The Small Mansions Art Centre, Gunnersbury Park, Ealing

1997   “Making our Mark”, Farnham Maltings Gallery, Farnham

1998   “The Seeing Hand”, Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham

1999   “Encore”, Guildhall Gallery, Winchester

2000    Handel House Gallery, Devizes

2001    Maltby Contemporary Art, Winchester

2002    Gallery 27 Cork Street, London

2003    The Maltings, Farnham

2004   “Drawn to Colour” The Fountain Gallery, Hampton Court

2006   “Spring Exhibition”, Guildhall Gallery, Winchester

2007   “Summer Exhibition” Shepherd Market

2008 – 2013  Rutland Open Studios

2011    Denbies Gallery, Dorking

2012    The Watts Gallery, Comption, Guildford

2012 – 2013   Art in Lyddington

2013    Jane Fuest Gallery, Alresford

2014    Rutland Open Studios & Art in Lyddington

2015    Willoughby Gallery, Grantham

Victoria Hall, Oakham

2017    Allen Gallery, Alton

Solo Exhibitions

2011 & 2012 Scampton Hall, Yorkshire






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