About Roots and Journeys

From artists’ garden sheds to the furthest peaks of the Himalayas, the works in this exhibition span the globe. Starting close to home with scenes and places familiar from every day, seven Surrey-based artists take us on voyages of discovery, sharing their wonder at the palazzos of Venice, the coastline of Cape Cod and beaches of Thailand, the busy streets of Hanoi as well as some of Britain’s best-loved landscapes.

Exhibiting artists:

Sue Cook

Chris Forsey

Paul Nelson

Philippa Richardson

Paul Simmons

Lindsay Sword

John Whittall


Paul Simmons, The Gatherers Jaikhuni, oil on canvas.

Lindsay Sword, Portobello Otago NZ, acrylic on canvas.

Watercolour painting of a large wooden barn with a big red door with trees in the background and snow on the ground

Sue Cook, Barn with Red Door Maine, watercolour on paper.

John Whittall, Pockford Brook Snowscape, oil on canvas.

Chris Forsey, Pier and City Lights Embankment, acrylic on canvas.

Impressionist-style oil painting of a rural coastal landscape with fields and hills in the distance

Philippa Richardson, Tresco View, oil on canvas.

Paul Nelson, The Flooded Banks of the Spey Ballindalloch Scotland, oil on panel.