Keith Woodhouse

Monday 27 March to Saturday 1 April  ~ 10am - 4.45pm daily


My paintings walk the line between beauty and ugliness.Juxtaposition is a key word here.Each canvass should be a fully fledged masterpiece.My father was the well known painter Roger Hilton-I changed my name from Fergus Hilton to Keith Woodhouse by deed poll in 2006.At the age four I won a painting competition. I attended Falmouth Art School in 1986 on a foundation course but didn't take it very seriously.From 1988 I have been hospitalised (psychiatric),started painting again in '91 under the direction of staff nurse John Deacon,working in oil on paper.I have done loads of pencil portraits of staff and patients over the years.I have 8 single and mixed shows in Cornwall and 4 in Devon.At some point I switched to acrylic.While in Langdon Hospital (Dawlish) for 18 years it was not easy to continue,they only gave me my own painting room off and on.


For more information about Keith Woodhouse visit his website

Mark Sloane

Monday 3 April to Saturday 8 April  ~ 10am - 4.45pm daily


I work in chalk pastel, its  very satisfying rubbing and blending the colours to give the soft tones I like and there is the opportunity to work very quickly to capture the moment , capture the light albeit from the water or the wonderful skies we have in South Devon.

Lili John

Monday 10 April to Saturday 15 April  ~ 10am - 4.45pm daily


An exhibition of work by Lili John

The Birdwood TDOS Exhibition 2017

Monday 17th April – Saturday 22nd April  ~ 10am - 4.45pm daily


Totnes & Dartington Open Studios Group are holding their annual collective exhibition at Birdwood House.

Open Studios Totnes & Dartington is a celebration of the wealth of diverse talent in and around this captivating town on the River Dart. It provides a platform for local artists to share their work with visitors, giving access to spaces not normally seen by the public.

The main Open Studios event takes place five weeks later, from 26th – 29th May, where 25 artists welcome you into their studios.

This year we are pleased to announce that we have four new members joining us. Although 10 of our members are taking sabbaticals this year, they will still have the opportunity to show their work at Birdwood House and up to 35 artists will be exhibiting.

You can pick up an Open Studios booklet from our Birdwood Show, which gives you information on all the artists, locations, opening times etc.

Facebook: Totnes and Dartington Open Studios

Sue Williamson & Mei Lim


Monday 24th April to Saturday 29th April  ~ 10am - 5.30pm daily

Sunday 23rd April 12 to 3pm


Loosely speaking all works in this exhibition are derived from the travels of both artists – Sue Williamson, the painter and Mei Lim, photographer and printmaker. This is almost a travelog.

The subject of Sue’s painting is architectural spaces emerging from studies of Southern European places she has visited. Her intentions are to convey sensations of moving through shapes, shadows and light and to grasp the remaining lingering and fragmented memories of the experience.

Mei’s work comes from her lens that has travelled with her as far and wide as Budapest to Vienna to New York City to Melbourne and locally in Devon. Her photographs here largely depict the work of anonymous artists that have brought a smile to her face and she hopes that in turn they will enlighten and entertain the viewer of her own work equally.

She is also showing some wood- and linocuts of scenes closer to home that are close to her heart.

Hazel & Philip Strange

Bees in a Landscape

Monday May 1st to Saturday May 6th ~ 10am – 4.45pm daily

Sunday 30th April 2pm – 4pm


South Devon is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the landscape, and within this landscape you can find a wealth of animal and plant life.

This new Exhibition entitled Bees in a Landscape is the result of a collaboration between South Devon Painter, Hazel Strange and Scientist, Philip Strange.   Hazel’s paintings of memorable views from the South West will depict the local landscape in all its glories.  Alongside the paintings, Philip’s photos will show some of the remarkable bees you might encounter in these locations.   We hope to make you aware of the variety, beauty and importance of these beneficial insects and to show how we can all support them.

There will be a Private View 12 – 2pm on Sunday 30th April, including Totnes women's choir Viva who will sing a selection of recently composed songs by Sheila Macbeth using poetry and literature on the theme of bees by Carol Ann Duffy, Rudyard Kipling, Vita Sackville-West and others.  These songs tell of stories and folklore in the bee world and the depth of passion and interest bees have inspired in writers.  Please contact Hazel or Philip if you would like an invitation.

Also there will be a “bee tour” in central Totnes during the week of the exhibition.  Please visit Philip's website for details.


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