The Artful Gallery – Art & Soul Exhibition until 4th October

It’s always a treat going to David and Lynn Paynter’s fabulous house and magnificent garden near Haslemere for their annual Art & Soul Exhibition as part of Surrey Artists’ Open Studios.

This usually takes place in June, so it was lovely this year to see their garden in a different light, with an early autumn feel, some lovely grasses and late summer plants in bloom. Another array of lovely sculptures, including Mr Fox (above) who happily found a new home while I attended this morning!

New this year is a fabulous Walled Garden, with some very clever touches including a moving wall of water, some terrific planting and two ingenious mirrored ‘doorways’ which I am going to try and copy at home. A very restful spot to enjoy a gin and tonic in the autumn sunshine!

There are 57 outdoor sculptures for sales this year, with a number of paintings and smaller sculptures also available in the two studios. For some images I took, please visit the VantagePoint Instagram page at

The Art & Soul Exhibition is on as follows:

Open 11am-5pm on

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September
Friday 25th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September
Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October

Whitehanger, Marley Lane, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 3PY

For other studios open, please visit


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