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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It's not difficult to be spellbound by the work of Robin Mason and we think he's outdone himself with this collection of new work influenced by a recent visit to Purbeck and Dorset.

His work has a classic feel to it, capturing a busy day at the seaside, a deserted port or children playing on stepping stones or simple still lifes.

Working in either Oil or Pastel, the main emphasis is on light and atmosphere.

His skill is in capturing the senses, evoking the smell of the sea, the squawk of seagulls or the excitement of arriving at the beach.

Robin's work is complemented this month by driftwood sales from maker Merope Pease.

Merope lives inland from the wonderful Northumberland coast on a small farm with her husband, two children, grandchild, two dogs and two cats.  "I like the boats to stay looking very much as I find them. I find so many different sorts of pieces and each one is unique but it's always their integral feel, shape and colour that appeals to me."

An eclectic array of striped fabrics is used for the boat sails.