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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Richard Hooke has been a regular visitor to the Isle of Purbeck since he proposed to his wife, Sue, on Swanage seafront. Married now for over thirty years, Richard and Sue returned regularly with their three children, camping in Tom's Field or near Knitson Farm and staying at Seaview Cottage in Studland. With their home now in Ulwell, Richard has turned to oils to capture the unique light and landscape of the Isle of Purbeck.

Much of his work explores the relationship between the land and the livestock that both shapes it and is sustained by it.

Alongside Richard is artist Nolon Stacey.  His approach is to give life and character to each of his subjects while achieving a high level of realism.  Gaining inspiration from living in the Yorkshire Dales and the picturesque surroundings and varied wildlife around him, Nolon has gone on to create a large portfolio of work of both domestic and wild animals.

William Rolls is a ceramic animal sculptor specialising in dogs.

The background to his work is that it’s the distillation of many years of experimentation and exploration of ideas and materials. Current work is hand-built at the studio in Hereford and mainly salt-fired in the Welsh Borders.