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Moorwood Art at The Green.

Moorwood Art at The Green


We are proud to support Moorwood Art, a contemporary fine art gallery in Bruton, Somerset. Our permanent exhibition includes the eclectic work of acclaimed local and international artists. Please ask a member of our team for more information about purchasing any of the pieces shown. 


Angie Rooke   Acrylic on canvas

Angie draws her inspiration from living in the countryside and feels incredibly lucky to be a landscape painter. She gets to wander the hills and woods with her dogs and then once back home she tries to distil the feelings she has about a place into an image that does it justice. What she gets from painting is the chance to look hard at the world around her; be aware of the turning of the year and notice the incredible colour that things are.


Sally McLaren   Oil and printmaker

The printmaker and painter Sally McLaren was born in London, studied at the Ruskin School of Art in Oxford and at the Central School of Art in London. After further study in Paris at the Atelier of Stanley William Hayter, she returned to England to teach at Goldsmith's College of Art. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, the Printmakers' Council of Great Britain and the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers.  She has exhibited widely and her work is held in numerous collections around the world including New York Public Library, Scottish Arts Council, Fitzwillliam Museum of Modern Art in Macedonia and Cabo Frio Print Collection in Sao Paulo. Sally McLaren lives and works in Wiltshire.


Luke Piper    Original digital giclee print on Arches paper                          

Luke’s first major show was at Dover Street Gallery, which also featured work by his father Edward Piper and his grandfather John Piper. His extensive travels around the globe have inspired him to create exciting, colourful and dramatic work, the vibrant energy in his paintings reflect the resonance of human and physical aspects of our landscapes. He has exhibited regularly in London, Beaux Arts and Gohun Galleries in Bath, Salisbury and Bristol.


Jane Brayne   Tempera, gouache & crayon on board

Jane was series illustrator on BBC Television's Meet the Ancestors. She collaborated with archaeologists to interpret ancient places and people. Her work has been published by English Heritage, the National Trust, the British Museum and the BBC, amongst others, and can be seen in museums throughout the UK, including the British Museum. Her paintings embody a strong connection to the magic of landscapes and objects shaped by millennia of human use.


Christopher Riisager  Oil on Board 

Born in 1961, went to Goldsmith Art College, London and has worked as a professional artist ever since,  He had a Solo Show at the Tryon Gallery in Cork Street and has many collectors in Great Britain and abroad.

Alongside painting, sculpture and printing he enjoys the odd portrait commission.


Max Oliver   Oil on Canvas

Born in 1982, Max Oliver was educated in Buckinghamshire.  After studying Geography at Royal Holloway he moved to South-West England.  This is where his passion for drawing and painting was re-ignited.  He enjoys the challenge of taking the atmosphere and energy of nature and translating it into a two dimensional canvas.  The oil paints he employs in the creation of his work are used in varying ways, sometimes applied thinly in washes, sometime thickly in an impasto style with brushes and knives.  He believes it is important to have a direct connection to the subject and, as such, works both in the studio and en plein air to create his art.


Matthew Lauder

Completed a degree in Fine Art and an MA in Fine Art Printmaking at Camberwell University. He then went to work at The Royal National Theatre. Starting as a labourer's assistant he ended up, with lick and hard graft, becoming a Grade 1 scenic artist and then Head of Department within a couple of years.  After nine years he decided to become a full time artist and was picked up by 'Mobile Home'. He was given a Solo Show and received very good reviews.  He was then represented by Fred, London where his work was purchased by some big collectors, including the British Government Art Collection and the Israel Contemporary Art Museum. In 2008 he was shortlisted for the John Moores 25th Contemporary Painting Prize held at the Walker Gallery in Liverpool. Matthew's paintings suggest submerging memories and imaginings, interwoven with traces of the everyday.


Chloe Cardozo   Oil on board     

Chloe Cardozo grew up surrounded by art and artists.  After rebelling briefly studying a degree in chemistry she returned to study art in the University of Seville, Spain. Chloe spent nearly four years in this beautiful city studying painting and print making, riding around on her bicycle giving english lessons and working in a printmaking studio. In 2006 Chloe returned to Dorset and the english countryside and was awarded the New English Art Club drawing scholarship.n 2007, Chloe had a Solo Show in London and since then has exhibited in lots of group shows in London and Dorset while bringing up her three young children.


Rory Nugent

Acheived a degree in philosophy before doing his Masters at the Royal College of Art. He works predominantly in oil on canvas and concentrated watercolour on paper. Having painted landscapes for the last fifteen years he is now making more figurative work, with a subject matter of animals, birds (particularly owls) insects and fish. However, he is not a 'nature' painter as his subjects are unusual and unique. He has regular exhibitions in London and Devon and works on commissions throughout the year. His latest commission was for interior designer Henriette von Stockhausen which was featured in Homes and Gardens magazine. He has shown his work at the Royal Academy, Cork Street and the Barbican Centre.


Henrietta Molinaro   Photography

Was brought up in rural Tuscany and studied Fine Art in Florence and Tome before moving to London in 2002 to study Graphic Design at the London College of Printing. She currently runs her own graphic design practice, working on a variety of projects for many clients, specialising in print and book design.  To complement her output as a designer, Molinaro's art is inspired by nature, eclectic objects and rediscovered forms. She is inspired by things that have lived a life before they've touched hers. Her work has been brought by numerous private clients and has appeared in publications such as 'Eye Magazine', 'The Drawbridge' and ‘Thames and Hudson's’.

Opening Times

Tuesday - Saturday

Lunch 12pm - 2.30pm
Dinner 6.30pm - 9.30pm


Lunch 12pm - 2.30pm


Taste Awards Winner 2014