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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Well the new window is hot, hot, hot with fabulous new originals from Sophie Harding in popping shades of pink and reds!

This year she has finally had time to develop her work. In the past it’s been really hard to devote enough time to painting with having a small child. Now her son is older she can concentrate more with less interruptions . Her new work is inspired by my life and and the everyday. These are all about simplicity, balance, harmony and colour. She is passionate about colour and the feelings colour evokes.

These new ones have been brewing over the years as when she looks back she's created similar paintings but they’ve lacked the vibrancy of her new ones. Although these paintings look simple they take a lot of thought especially with the harmony of colour and balance of composition. 

After the school run she walks her whippet, Tess and has a look at the sea. If it looks promising she'll take a dip. Sea swimming is one of her favourite things to do!

She loves painting still lives and flowers so much of her work starts from a real life set up and sketches or she works from sketches that she's made when she's been out and about.