Supporting British artists, makers and designers

The Mulberry Tree has been a fixture on Swanage High Street for many years and we're one of the south coast's most popular independent galleries with a passion for all things beautiful and creative. 

At the heart of why we do what we do is that we believe passionately in supporting British artists, makers and designers and in particular those that have a connection with our wonderful county of Dorset. It's a wonderful privilege to be part of their lives and to help them find new audiences for their work and support them in building a sustainable career as an artist and maker. We're lucky to have forged close ties with some of the most talented artists and crafts folk working today in Britain. We're also firm believers in giving, you our lovely customers, fresh inspiration for your homes - it's all about "making your home more beautiful"

We have an in-house framing service run by co-owner Steve who has been a framer for over 25 years, in fact since he left school at 17. We're very proud of our framing reputation and experience and all our frames are made to order. 

Come and visit us or browse our collection online for original paintings, limited edition prints, hand-crafted ceramics,  contemporary craft, custom-made jewellery, lifestyle and homeware products, and our legendary greetings card ranges.

Our tastes are as unique as the individuals we serve so you're bound to find that perfect gift for someone special, be it yourself or a loved one. 

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March Window

In our window this month is a new artist to the gallery and we hope that you love his work as much as we do!

Dylan Lloyd lives and works in Winborne, Dorset and paints with a fresh and modern approach to the traditional subject of lush English gardens.  Whether you are a passionate gardener or someone that just enjoys the peace of a garden environment, Dylan Lloyd’s paintings will transport you to a calm and reflective world, a place of simple pleasure and escape.

Dylan enjoys linking his painting technique to photographic style. With exaggerated depth of field and a pixilated effect created by using semi dry oil paint in thin layers, complemented with fresher more fluid paint for the ‘in focus’ detailed areas Dylan captures the effect of changing light and the movement of gentle breeze.

Born in Gravesend, Kent, Dylan Lloyd has taught art in schools since graduating from Falmouth School of Art in 1994.

Dylan says of his work – “it is a documentation of growth, change and development of the direct world around me.”

Alongside Dylan's work are new ceramics from Katie Hudson who goes under the monika of Bread & Butter Pudding - these ceramics have an English country garden feel to them and complement the work of Dylan Lloyd perfectly.

Stationery from the fabulous Cambridge Imprint finishes of what is an eye catching and vibrant window which if you live in Swanage we hope brings a smile to your face every time you go by - and may even tempt you to come in and see what else we might have!