Lakeside Gallery was established in 1989 by Linda and Roger Garland primarily to exhibit their own work,but also to promote book illustration as a serious art form and to make this accessible to a wider audience.

 

The gallery forms part of their home which is a converted barn set in glorious rural surroundings with with an ornamental lake to the left of the drive entrance. There is adequate parking space for visitors. the gallery is open all year round, from 10 am -5pm daily

 

The Lakeside Gallery has gained a reputation for showing quality artwork and features work by both artists. Current commissioned illustration projects can be seen on exhibition together with private works, limited edition prints, drawings and etchings, all work is for sale. Permanently on show is The Tolkien Collection, over seventy paintings and drawings commissioned by the original publishers for many of J R R Tolkien's books.

 

The illustrations from titles include; The Lord of The Rings, The Silmarillion, The Hobbit and Book of Lost Tales - also on exhibition are
the original pen and ink drawings from; Farmer Giles of Ham, Smith of Wootton Major and Tom Bombadil together with the book covers.