Vanessa Smith & Frances Dale Perspectives 30th June – 6th July Malthouse Gallery


There are many aspects to beauty and there are many ways to depict it. With this in mind we have put together an exhibition of a variety of styles and subjects, of old and new works. We hope you enjoy the variation as much as we enjoyed making it.

Frances Dale and Vanessa Smith have worked together in the studio at The Old Pavilion School of Art and Well-being for many years and have exhibited together many times.

Vanessa Smith

I have been painting since I was a teenager and in that time I have learned a lot, not enough but a lot!
The past year I have been practicing to paint loosely in the hope that a different energy will enter my work.

Frances Dale.

After studying Art and its Histories for many years as an adult student I began painting instead of writing about it. I paint what inspires me in the moment and in what style appeals,  whether it be a child at play, a vase of flowers or a beautiful landscape. Here on the boarders of East Devon and Dorset, I am never  lacking inspiration.



6th January 2021