Manningtree was another daytrip destination in the early 1980s. We came on the train with our bikes from Liverpool Street to explore the country lanes around Dedham and Flatford, but we didn’t see much of Manningtree apart from the station. It was the gateway to Constable country. Continue reading “Manningtree”

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Tory Lawrence


We are very pleased to welcome Tory Lawrence to The Rowley Gallery. Five of her oil paintings are presently displayed in our window. They are captivating pictures of the countryside, direct responses to being there, walking, soaking it up. The surface of the paintings is lively and worked but never overwrought. You can smell the oil paint mixed with the smell of the fields. They feel authentic; it’s clear she has looked and absorbed and distilled a true vision. Continue reading “Tory Lawrence”

Frames of reference