julian sutherland betson

Julian Sutherland -Beatson

17th October - 2nd November 2020

30 New Town & Cityscapes by Julian Sutherland-Beatson

The exhibition will feature the launch of a new series of Abstract Paintings

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Paul Darley

15th - 24th October 2020

Paul Darley

15th – 24th October 2020

Exhibition of New Work

Exhibition Images will go on Website from October 15th.

Jack Frame paintings

Jack Frame ‘Shrine’ Solo Exhibition Tunbridge Wells

12 - 24th September 2020

‘Shrine’ Solo Exhibition by Jack Frame at Fairfax Gallery, Tunbridge Wells.

12th – 24th September 2020

These paintings were made to stand in the world and were made with the intention to be lived with. They have to compete with the noise and intensity of the everyday surrounding us. The desire is to make something that, however humble or simplistic in origin, can offer another person consolation’.

The artist Jack Frame is synonymous and best known for his paintings of trees. In their intricacy and depth, they go far beyond the facade, but have the solemnity and resonance of real portraiture. The Works assembled in the exhibition Shrine, during the covid spring and summer of 2020, are an invitation for contemplation, reflection, and harmony at a time when these articles are sorely needed.

An abiding sense of energy and life abounds from the bringing together of imagery and materials, the way they play against one another, has a subtle and mesmerizing effect. Coupled with strong craft elements and a striking use of gold leaf, the paintings echo an almost spiritual intensity. A palpable desire to heal and grow both literally and metaphorical lies at their heart.

Fairfax Gallery 23 The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells.  Tel 01892 525 525  fairfaxgallery.com  Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 5pm   Sunday 11- 3pm

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Alison McWhirter Solo Exhibition Burnham Market

11th July 2020

Alison McWhirter

New Paintings at Fairfax Gallery Burnham Market

Alison McWhirter BA MA was born in Dumfries, Scotland in 1975. She attended Bath Academy where she gained a BA in Fine Art in 1998, Bath Academy of Art has produced such luminaries as the colourist Howard Hodgkin. Alison has had work accepted by the Royal Glasgow Institute to exhibit at the Annual RGI show in 2012 and 2013. Alison’sinstantly recognisable work is held in private collections throughout the UK.

She has shown internationally in 2014and 2015 at New York Art Fair and Hong Kong Art Fair.
Alison has had exposure in ‘The Scotland on Sunday’ in 2011 where she was described as ‘The New Scottish Colourist’. In 2012 Homes and Interiors Magazine deemed her to be one of the top Contemporary Scottish Colourist making waves in the art world today.

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Mary Jane Ansell

25th Anniversary Exhibition

20th June - 8th September 2020

The Fairfax Gallery is proud to celebrate its 25th Anniversary. To mark the occasion, we will host a summer exhibition at the Pantiles Gallery in Tunbridge Wells – the same way it all began.
The last quarter-century has seen many challenges to the tradition of gallery viewing; the rise of the internet, a worldwide recession, and most recently a global pandemic. Yet we remain firm in the belief that galleries offer the best way for clients to view paintings and sculpture in their truest form.
Since its inception, The Fairfax Gallery has maintained a high standard of artist across its successful portfolio. Over one thousand prospective artists approach the Gallery each year, meaning only a handful make it onto the walls. The longevity and continued success of the Gallery is attributable to these talented artists and also to our wonderful clients who enable the gallery to flourish to this day.

The exhibition will feature over 100 original paintings and sculpture from artists including:

Mary Jane Ansell, David Atkins, Hogan Brown, Shaun Ferguson, Jack Frame, Miranda Gardiner, Gemma Harwood,  Lee Madgwick, Steven Outram RBA, Adrian Parnell, Carol Peace, Stephanie Rogers, Alice Scrutton, Helen Sinclair, Paul P Smith, Justin Weeks, Barry Wilson.

It has been a pleasure to curate so many exhibitions and events over the years, enabling us to meet many wonderful clients from around the world (and even beyond, counting a veteran of space flight and a Star Trek captain amongst our best-known visitors!). Whatever surprises the next decade may have in store, The Fairfax Gallery will continue to showcase great art, in a relaxed setting with a personable service built on many years of experience.

David Atkins

David Atkins Solo Exhibition

16th May

The Fairfax Gallery Burnham Market, will be launching its Virtual Exhibition of New Paintings of the Norfolk Coast on 16th May.

To View YouTube Video of David Atkins discussing the Exhibition Click here

To View David Atkins e-Catalogue for the Exhibition Click here

To View New Paintings on Website Click here.

The Fairfax Gallery will be offering free delivery throughout the UK to help keep everyone safe.



Shaun Ferguson Solo Exhibition

30th April - 25rd May

20 New Paintings by Shaun Ferguson in his  8th Solo Exhibition and his first outside London. The exhibition will take place online with complimentary deliveries in the UK

The exhibition will be the culmination of three years of studio work. Whilst Ferguson’s paintings always portray contain a unique and carefully composed narrative, some of the paintings in this collection give a nod to 18th Century Masters. The painting ‘Daughter of Mr & Mrs. Andrews’ may have drawn inspiration from one of Gainsborough’s most famous works, but the muse is most definitely a 21st Century protagonist.

Images launched on 30th April. For further information email andrew@fairfaxgallery.com

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Alice Scrutton – New paintings of the Norfolk Coast

28th March - 10th April

Alice Scrutton Solo Exhibition at Fairfax Gallery Burnham Market

Over 20 New Oil Paintings of the North Norfolk Coast

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Fairfax The Pantiles Exhibition

Exhibition at Fairfax Gallery The Pantiles

1/2/2020 - 2/3/2020

Throughout February the Fairfax Gallery will have an ongoing exhibition featuring Original Paintings and Sculpture by its gallery artists.

The exhibition will take place in its spacious listed building on The Pantiles. The show will feature over 100 original works all of which can be purchased.

Artists include David Atkins, Hogan Brown, Louise Fairchild, Jack Frame, Adam Hargreaves, Gemma Harwood, Adrian Parnell, Justin Weeks.

Open 7 Days a week  https://www.fairfaxgallery.com/the-pantiles/


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Christmas Exhibition Burnham Market

23/11/19 - 10/1/20

New Paintings & Sculpture from popular gallery artists over both floors of the gallery.

Fairfax Gallery The Pantiles Christmas Exhibition

24th Christmas Exhibition

Until 12th January 2019

For its 24th Christmas Exhibition, the Fairfax Gallery on The Pantiles Tunbridge Wells will feature over 100 new paintings and sculpture by our most popular gallery artists.

Work purchased can be stored until closer to Christmas if required and new artworks will be arriving throughout the exhibition to replace pieces sold.


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David Atkins New Paintings

1st to 15th November 2019

25 New Oil Paintings featuring The Ashdown and Rye Bay

Fairfax Gallery Tunbridge Wells

Painting on the Ashdown Forest.

I’ve lost count of the numerous times I have visited and painted the Ashdown Forest.  It has become part of my history and the paintings I make there are a reflection of my deeply held feelings for the place. I have worn a path to a few locations in the forest that have continued to inspire my interests as a painter.  With each visit comes a new determination to find fresh ways of conveying my encounter with a familiar place.  There is a feeling of scale, light and beauty in this landscape and that, perhaps is the reason that keeps me going back.

Painting Winchelsea, Rye, Dungeness and Camber Sands.

I had the opportunity to make a series of paintings on Winchelsea beach, which previously had been impossible due to adverse weather conditions.  At low tide the old wooden breakwaters become visible, looking like skeletal remains still defiant against the sea.  There reflections remain in muddy pools for a short time before the tide returns and the beach once again becomes a long stretch of shingle.

The beach at Camber feels enormous in scale with its sweep of sandy dunes leading on to a swathe of multi- coloured layers of fine sand. Capturing some sense of the space here in the bright month of June was both a challenge and a joy.

In all the places I have visited and painted for this show, there has been time invested in looking, making and responding. Paint is applied in bold gestures of oil and colour that map out each thought, decision and correction.  What results has to convey something of the essence of each encounter and done so in the language of painting.

Julian Sutherland-Beatson

28th September - 12th October

Julian Sutherland -Beatson  Cityscapes and Landscapes exhibition.

An exhibition of new small paintings at Fairfax Gallery Tunbridge Wells

JustinWeeks Time Is The Name of The Breeze

14th - 26th September 2019

Born in Bristol in 1974 Justin Weeks is a self-taught painter. In 2012 he won the Artspan Prize at the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Federation of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London. As well as the Fairfax Gallery exhibiting Justin Weeks at both their galleries, they have also exhibited his work successfully, selling out in London, New York & Hong Kong. The Fairfax is pleased to be holding their third solo exhibition of Justin Weeks new paintings at its Tunbridge Wells gallery on the Pantiles.

The exhibition will feature 14 New Abstract Oil paintings on canvas.