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Still Moments
23 March - 27 April 2024

This spring, The Sanctuary Studio & Gallery presents Still Moments, an exhibition of paintings that explore the simple beauty of interior spaces and everyday objects.


A selection of work from each of the artists is available to view and purchase on our 'Works' page, click the button below to explore. If you would like more information, photos or video about a particular artists work, please do not hesitate to email or telephone us and we will be happy to help.

Charles MacCarthy

Charles MacCarthy’s exquisitely rendered paintings bring the tranquillity and light of Flemish art to 21st century interiors. In a palette of muted ochres, greys and slate blues he captures the quiet of the empty room, the unoccupied studio, and the stillness of chairs, drawers and ceramic objects in slowly shifting light, defining ‘absence’ as a perfect and utterly peaceful state. Charles comes from a family of painters and sculptors on his French born mother’s side, and writers and artists on his father’s side, many of them associated with the Bloomsbury Group. He studied Fine Art at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, graduating in 1972, and held his first solo exhibition at The Borlase Gallery, Blewbury in 1978. He exhibits widely in the UK and France.

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Rose Arbuthnot

Rising young artist Rose Arbuthnott is a sculptor and painter of extraordinary, unrestrained still life works. Leading with her brush and taking a fearless approach to colour, she creates pure and psychologically rich oil-on-wood-panel works in which objects take on an essential character and context in relation to the space in which they sit. Rose was born in Cheltenham and studied Art and Art History at Edinburgh University before receiving a scholarship to attend The Prince’s Drawing School in London, and she is currently studying for a Masters degree in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art. She has been long listed for the John Moores Painting Prize and recently exhibited at the Royal Academy summer exhibition. 

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Angela Findlay

Painter Angela Findlay’s practice is inspired by her interest in everyday moments of beauty, and the traces of time passing. In a variety of techniques and materials, from oil to collage, and combining her love of colour and texture, she makes paintings that capture the intriguing narrative of daily domestic scenarios. Angela’s paintings have been shown extensively in exhibitions across the UK and have been purchased by international collectors. Her first book, In My Grandfather’s Shadow, was published by Penguin Transworld in July 2022. She also writes a monthly Blog and gives talks about WW2, transgenerational trauma, memorialisation and the legacy of silence

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Gabriella Buckingham

Gabriella Buckingham’s still life paintings are defined by an exploration of colour and light. Using her intuition, as much as observation, she responds to subtle changes of shape and tone as daylight shifts over her subjects, employing a vivid palette and a sense of wit to capture the lively essence of everyday forms.

Gabriella's work has been chosen for the Sir John Hurt Prize in Norfolk each time she has entered over the last 5 years and in 2023 she was delighted to learn that both her entries to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition were chosen to be hung, where both works sold on opening night and were also printed as a card and art print for the RA shop. During this time Gabriella also developed two online art courses on her teaching platform called Ignite Your Art (an intuitive landscape course) and an 8-module course Experimental Still Life.


Lucy Burley

Ceramicist Lucy Burley makes vibrant works that explore a harmonious balance of colour and form. Beginning with white earthenware clay thrown on the wheel, she finishes her bottles, vases and jugs with a semi-matt glaze, combined with oxides and stains in a beautiful spectrum of colours that accentuate the simple and beautiful shape of each piece.

Lucy graduated from Camberwell College of Arts in 1996 with a BA(Hons) in Ceramics.

Her work is stocked in over 20 galleries throughout the UK, and she has work in many private collections around the world. In addition Lucys work has featured in Ceramic Review, Ideal Home Magazine, Good Homes, House Beautiful, Huffington Post, YOU Magazine, Coast, The Independent on Sunday, Country Homes and Interiors and The Daily Mail.

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Jayne Tricker

Professional artist and designer-maker Jayne Tricker is passionate about ceramics. She has been hand-building clay vessels for 30 years. Tricker combines colour and form with intuition and a sense of the spiritual, to create works in clay, wood, metal and paint. Aiming for both balance and beauty, she describes her work as ‘seeking the miracle in the madness of everyday life’.

Her beautiful barrel-fired ceramics have been exhibited widely including both Battersea Art Fair and the Fresh Art Fair in Cheltenham and Ascot racecourses and in Potters Bristol.  Her work is currently shown at Silson contemporary gallery, Harrogate  and Sculpture by the lakes, Dorset. Her ceramics were at Potfest Compton Verney, Celebrating Ceramics, Waterperry Gardens and Craft Festival, Cheltenham in 2023. Her work is also held in private collections across the UK, USA, Europe and Canada and has been featured in The Times and Cotswold Life editorials

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Greta Hart

Greta Hart’s still life paintings are inspired by the contrasting simplicities of movement and stillness. Combining both figurative and abstract language, she uses watercolour, acrylic, pencil and charcoal to paint and draw the energetic coexistence of natural forms and everyday objects in a shared space.


Lucy Spink

Lucy works full time as a jeweller and has a BA Hons from Glasgow Art School as well as 2 years of practical experience working in a jewellery studio in Trinidad. She is an award winning jeweller and is a member of the Crafts Council - the national charity for craft and Design Nation - a portfolio of some of the most acclaimed and innovative designers and craftspeople form across the UK. 

Lucy’s work manifests her sympathy with nature and her understanding of its fragility. It is beautifully handcrafted, textured jewellery which speaks of the details of our natural environment and the deeply rooted human connection to landscape. Each piece feels as precious as that pebble you curl your hand around and slip into your pocket as a reminder.

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