‘Colour Line & Thread 2022’ 9th – 28th July


Our tenth Colour Line & Thread is a colourful exhibition celebrating the local landscape.  It will feature vibrant paintings by Hilary Buckley and Russell Coulson, together with fabulous photography by James Loveridge.


Hilary loves to experiment with different media and her vivid (striking) paintings are inspired by the varying colours, patterns and shapes of the Dorset landscape. As well as original artwork, prints, cards and calendars will be on show at the exhibition.


Russell had a career in Advertising Agencies as an art director/creative director in London and abroad. He also created illustrations for children’s books and for national newspapers and periodicals in U.K. and Australia. He worked for the BBC and ABC (Australia), designing programmes, promotional work and posters. He ran his own studio in London working for most of the high-street stores and was an accredited designer for Disney, Warner Bros and other license houses in Europe.


On retirement, Russell, has painted and drawn in many different styles, having solo and joint exhibitions in Dorset, London and Australia. A compulsive doodler, he is constantly experimenting with different techniques and materials whether for landscapes/seascapes or figurative drawing.



James is an award-winning landscape photographer, capturing scenes from across Dorset. The exhibition will include various prints, greeting cards and calendars of his work showing Lyme Regis and beyond.




18th April 2022