The Dockside Gallery in Berwick-upon-Tweed has a selection of works by Borders artist Janet Cleghorn, who worked as a textile designer before becoming a successful still-life artist over a decade ago. She works by collecting textile samples, embroidery, lace, china, old bottles, etc. over time, and by adding fruit and flowers arrives at a grouping which she paints from an aerial perspective, working methodically level-by-level, achieving a flattening perspective and a contemporary feel. A regular exhibitor at the Borders Art Fair, she has exhibited with numerous galleries across the UK. She was also among the first artists to enjoy a residence at the newly-created Tower Studio in the grounds of Marchmont House.
The Gallery hosts ever-changing exhibitions of original paintings, prints, cards, plus a range of gift ideas including ceramics and jewellery, and now has a new website in operation, incorporating a new Miniature Gallery, with original miniature paintings by Gallery artists, and 1:12 scale original artworks, curated from across the globe. Their Inspired by Berwick section features paintings inspired by Berwick-upon-Tweed and the rugged Scottish coastline to the north, and Northumberland’s expansive sandy beaches to the south. Through its support for the Own Art finance scheme the Gallery aims to make exciting works collectable and available to all.