Thackeray Gallery in Kensington has announced its winter 2016/2017 exhibitions. Starting on 6 December with Judy Buxton, followed by ‘Land & Sea III’, a group exhibition by Thackeray Gallery artists in January, and then Fiona McAlpine in February…


In ‘Cascade’, renowned British Artist Judy Buxton has created a magnificent collection of 20 new oil paintings, some vast in scale, all inspired by reflections, light and nature. Running from 6-22 December, Cascade follows Luminescence, Under the Surface and Light Pools as Buxton’s fourth solo show at Thackeray Gallery.

Buxton was born in 1961. She studied Painting at Falmouth College of Art from 1990-1993, and received a First Class Honours degree in Fine Art before going on to gain a Masters in Fine Art at the Royal Academy School in London. In 1995 she moved to Cornwall.

Her inspiration is drawn from the surrounding land and sea, the light and reflection. Buxton is renowned for her bold and vigorous use of paint, predominantly applied with a palette knife, each stroke defining something crucial in the composition and balance of the work.

Heralded as one of the most inspiring and talented artists working today, Buxton’s work is collected worldwide and can be seen in many public collections, including the renowned hotel group, Firmdale Hotels.

Over the years, Judy has received several awards, including First Prize, Gold Medal, The Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers in 1996, NatWest Finalist and Prize Winner in 1997 and more recently, The Hunting Art Prize Second Prize Winner in 2005.

Judy Buxton, Sunflowers II

Judy Buxton, Sunflowers II


‘Land & Sea III’ is a group exhibition of Thackeray Gallery Artists. The annual group show, running from 17 January until 3 February 2017, features new works by Gordon Bryce RSA RSW, Vanessa Gardiner, Anthony Garratt, Iwan Gwyn Parry RCA, Michael Honnor, Eleri Mills, Lewis Noble, Ann Oram RSW, Gareth Parry RCA, Matthew Snowden and Ethel Walker.

While inspired by past masters, Thackeray Gallery’s artists have their own unique interpretations of the land and sea, creating contemporary, engaging land and seascapes. Their styles are varied from impasto oils and acrylics to watercolours painted on anything from gessoed panels, aluminium sheets, paper, linen, canvas, and reclaimed timber.

Matthew Snowden, Squall, Anglesey

Matthew Snowden, Squall, Anglesey


With a passion for colour and pattern, Fiona McAlpine paints vibrant still-lifes and familiar interiors. From 14 February until 3 March 2017, she presents ‘New Works’ at Thackeray Gallery.

With an instinctive passion for colour and pattern, McAlpine paints vibrant and decorative oils depicting flowers from her garden and the general chaos of her kitchen table set against the distinctive landscape of North Wales. Her expressive brush marks and an eye for detail celebrate a personal vision of the life she loves on the Wales-Cheshire borders.

Fiona was born in 1961 and graduated with a BA in Fine Art Textiles from Goldsmiths in 1984. She has also designed textiles; hand paints her own wallpapers and has exhibited in many group shows.

Fiona McAlpine, Late at Night

Fiona McAlpine, Late at Night

Thackeray Gallery is open Tuesday to Friday from 10am-6pm and Saturday from 11am-4pm at 18 Thackeray Street W8 5ET. For further information call 020 7937 5883 or see