August 2021

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Petal Poise - oil paintings and pastels by Helen Simpson

Malthouse Gallery, East Lambrook Manor Gardens, East Lambrook, TA13 5HH, South Petherton

24 Jul - 14 Aug 2021

Petal Poise - oil paintings and pastels by Helen Simpson


East Lambrook  Manor Gardens is hosting Helen’s first solo exhibition in four years and her first in Somerset. The iconic cottage garden is a very appropriate place for her paintings as many of the plants that inspire her work, and which she has spent many hours of her life observing, grow in this very special garden.
Helen’s paintings are no ordinary views of flowers. They are well observed and beautifully drawn but not immediately recognisable. This is partly due to their enlarged scale, but mainly because Helen wants to draw you into the silent drama and inherent energy in the cycle of plant life. Helen says, “There is often a hint of something slightly other-worldly, slightly spiritual, something one step beyond what you can see. I chose the title ‘Petal Poise’ as it sums up this conjunction of movement and stillness that so fascinates me about flowers”.

ENTRY TO THE EXHIBITION IS FREE and you can visit ‘Petal Poise’ without booking and paying to see the garden, although you’d be missing a treat if you did so. To book to see the garden as well please use the link BOOK HERE. There is no need to book a ticket for the exhibition. 

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00am to 5.00pm


Entry to the exhibition is free


Petal Poise - oil paintings and pastels by Helen Simpson
Malthouse Gallery
East Lambrook Manor Gardens
East Lambrook
South Petherton
TA13 5HH
United Kingdom

T: 01460 240328



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