Irrepressible – the glass art of Tammy Lewis

What better word to describe the super talent that is Tammy Lewis? Her art is in short supply, but the gallery is privileged to have three pieces on display this summer and hopeful of seeing a fourth by the end of August.

Tammy is one artist amongst many at the gallery, where we have beautiful things from a dozen artists.

Big Art, Small Art

It’s tempting to always post about our big art, the kind that needs a space on your wall, or even a whole wall to itself. Yet the gallery has a wonderful range of small art too, never more so than this year.

Julie Anne Babin has some of her delightful enamelled copper work in the gallery (see the pic – as usual, nowhere near as good as the art!), and Kas Stone’s photographic art suits the small spaces as well as the large.

Art of a different kind from Grace Keating, whose hand-made chapbooks offer a selection of her latest short stories, which make  very enjoyable reads and unique gifts.

The gallery is full of beautiful things, and beauty doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg, as you’ll see when you drop in for a visit!

Mark the date

Kristen Herrington – a new name in the gallery for 2017

Yes, the date is decided – the gallery opens on Friday July 7th. Come and join the gallery’s friends, followers and some artists for the now-familiar bubbles and chips between 5 and 7.30.

Here’s a sneak preview of work from an artist new to the gallery, Kristen Herrington. Come and look at more of her work, along with new images from Fran Whitelaw, Kas Stone, Jaime Dexter and Tammy Lewis.

Another season beckons . . .

Jaime Dexter’s work from 2015

It’s been a long wait for news but finally the decision has been made – the gallery will open again this year! The date has yet to be fixed but we’re hoping for the week ending July 7th, watch this space and Facebook for details as we get nearer the time. We’re already sure of some artists from previous years with other yet to confirm. There’ll be new work from everyone, plus maybe a few favourites from last year. We haven’t seen any of it yet and we’re very excited at the prospect of sharing it with all our friends and supporters.

Who turned the lights out?

The Joy Of New Shingles
The Joy Of New Shingles

Another season is finished, and how wonderful to continue showing beautiful art to visitors almost to the last moment. A power-outage meant we closed an hour or so earlier than intended.

Will we do it all again in 2017? We hope so, and if the gallery has new faces next year as well as wonderful new work, who could complain? The photo is a reminder of just how far the gallery has come from the leaky, dark and dank place it used to be. It may yet have a long way to go!

To all our supporters and friends – old and new-  thank you for another year. and to our artists thank you for the trust you have always put in Kempt Lake Gallery.

The Season’s end in sight

Beautiful lights from Tom Leger
Beautiful lights from Tom Leger

It seems we have hardly started, yet here comes the end of summer. The gallery will close for the season on 10th October. There are a few gaps on the walls now, but we still have so many beautiful artworks, you won’t be disappointed with the show. Come along to the best little gallery on the #8, we’ll be open every day from now until closing.
(Please note the change to this posting, our season now ends on 10th rather than 11th October)

Superb new work from Tammy Lewis and Jaime Dexter

Tammy Lewis The Star You AreAs if the gallery were not already full of outstanding art, Tammy Lewis and Jaime Dexter have both produced amazing new pieces.

Tammy’s glass, The Star You Are, is spectacular and will instantly appeal to every one of her many enthusiastic followers. It probably won’t stay in the gallery very long.

Jaime has given us two new paintings to show. Release builds on previous images reflecting the magic of the woods, while One Pear, Two Apples shows a new side to her art.


Come to the gallery soon if you want to see these gems before they find their new homes!

(As usual, the photos do no real justice to the art!)