PURBECK ARCADIA Dunshay Manor & the Spencer Watsons
Ilay Cooper

THE MANOR HOUSES OF DORSET
Una Russell & Audrey Grindrod

RENA GARDINER, Artist Printmaker
Julian Francis & Martin Andrews

News from Dovecote

Dorset Life on Rena Gardiner

‘The word autolithography – whose component parts mean to write with stone –could have been created for Rena Gardiner, and in particular her 1969 book Dorset: The Isle of Purbeck, which has just been republished. The landscape of Purbeck and its buildings, and... read more

A Brush with Brown reviewed

‘If the really big players in Brown’s world (Burghley, Chatsworth, Longleat, Sherborne, Harewood, Audley End and Blenheim for a start) are elsewhere then Tim Scott Bolton has painted them all for A Brush with Brown.  Here are more than forty places, arranged... read more

A Brush with Brown and The Prince of Wales

‘Capability Brown transformed the gardens of England, Buckingham Palace included. So who better to introduce a book to mark his 300th anniversary – packed with exquisite paintings of his landscapes – than our most blue-blooded and green-fingered amateur artist.’ The... read more

‘Capability’ Brown in 2016

A BRUSH WITH BROWN, THE LANDSCAPES OF ‘CAPABILITY’ BROWN A contemporary of ‘Capability’ Brown’s once said to him, ‘I very earnestly wish I may die before you, Mr Brown.’ ‘Why so?’ he replied. ‘Because I would... read more