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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In our main window this month is a new artist to the gallery.

Natalie Rymer trained as an artist at Wimbledon School of Art in London studying a degree in Fine Art and Painting. She lives with her husband and two children on the borders of Kent and Sussex.

Natalie delights in painting distinctive landscapes depicting the beauty of the English countryside seen as blocks of colours, patterns and shapes.

Her imaginative eye for colour leads her to use a warm, rich palette, and she uses numerous painting techniques to develop a variety of surface textures.

Natalie has a strong instinct for innovative design and composition invites the viewer to take a second look at scenes and subjects that seem at first to be ordinary and familiar. Her artwork is spontaneous and her recent work uses acrylic paints on canvas and it is her vivid imagination that captures the heart of the viewer.

Natalie also works with watercolour to create fresh lively paintings. Her influences are Matisse, Mary Fedden, Patrick Heron, and Howard Hodgkin and her parents are both artists.

We have a selection of limited edition prints available