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About the Gallery
Reveley Lodge has been linked with the art world for many years and past owner Albert Chewett, a painter, was a pupil of Hubert von Herkomer. The conversion of the old carriage house in our Victorian stables was made possible through a generous private donation and a grant from Hertsmere’s Community Infrastructure Fund.
Currently we have a small exhibition from our archives of paintings that illustrate various aspects of Reveley’s garden which will be on display in February. Several are as a result of our annual art challenge, usually held on the first Saturday of July as part of Bushey Festival. This year it will be held on Saturday 6 July. The artists include:
Shirley Batten-Smith: Shirley is the treasurer of Watford and Bushey Art Society and her delightful drawing of the bee hives at Reveley won the Artist Challenge in 2017.
Albert Chewett: Albert first rented Reveley in 1909 and subsequently purchased it in the 1920’s. Originally from Canada, he came to Bushey in 1898 to study at the Herkomer Art School. His chalk sketch of an Edwardian lady probably dates from his time at the art school and his painting of the rose arch is of Reveley.
Sara Dryburgh: Sara won first prize in the Artist Challenge in 2016, just a couple of weeks after starting to live at Reveley as the wife of our gardener, Rory Dryburgh. A native of Italy, the day of the Artist Challenge was so cold she had to have a hot water bottle to keep warm!
Douglas Jackson: Douglas also a member of the Watford and Bushey Art Society.
Judith Rackley: Judith’s lovely mixed media painting was donated to Reveley by her husband in her memory.
Anthony Wildig: Anthony as well as taking part in the Artist Challenge he has also judged it too. He has lived in Bushey for many years and Bushey Museum has a number of his paintings in their collection.
If you are interested in exhibiting in the Stables Gallery this year please mail email@example.com.