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Find your Inspiration

On the waters edge of a quiet beach is our little gallery. 
Here you can see original paintings, ceramics & crafts.

You can join in an art class inspired by the birds & flowers in this stunning location.

Beach Gallery is surrounded by the sea, birds, butterflies, wildflowers, viking & neolithic heritage.

Find the freedom to explore your creativity & be inspired by this beautiful part of the island of Hoy, Orkney, Scotland.

Happening Now:  Summer art workshops inspired by Shoreline Birds paintings by Adele Pound on display here in the gallery till the end of September 2019.

Read more about our art classes

Summer Art Classes

Classes for beginners taking inspiration from the Shoreline Birds displayed in the gallery exhibition overlooking the beach outside

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Gallery Shop

Exhibition & Shop

Next to the art room we have a small display area showing the work of artists & makers with beach themed handmade crafts & cards for sale. The online shop has most of these items for sale by mail order.

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Carolyn is a gentle & encouraging leader in these very varied & interesting sessions. In her art room just yards from the sea it's not hard to find inspiration or spend time just gazing at the ever changing light on the water. Absolute beginners will feel comfortable & the more advanced have space to do their own thing. Fantastic range of materials provided & the flapjacks are legendary.

Highly recommend these sessions, great fun & I find them very therapeutic.

Mary Harris

My goodness what a stunning location! Calm & inspiring & what gorgeous artwork.

Jane Bedford

I would never have considered going to an art class, but I thoroughly enjoyed myself.  I’ve been to a number of workshops now & I’ve learnt something new each time & I have managed to achieve more than I thought possible!  Beach Gallery is a lovely studio with beautiful views over Kirk Hope & Carolyn is an excellent teacher with bags of experience & oodles of patience.

I’d definitely recommend booking a class. In fact my next one is on Saturday!

Vicky Law

My four year old said the best thing about his holiday in Orkney was painting puffins at Beach Gallery!

Karen Reid

The day was bright sunshine with the warmest gentle breeze when we arrived at Beach Gallery welcomed with a cuppa!  Carolyn Shepherd, our tutor was amazing, thank you Carolyn. We all had a wonderful day & we will be back.  My very first effort was a Puffin I am so proud of it!

The day flew by but the memory will last forever.

Margareth van den Heuval

Really enjoyed the several classes I have done with Carolyn. Found her style of getting ideas over very good & there is always lots of materials available. Very relaxed, informal & fun. 

I would recommend to anyone.

Trish Avis

Really enjoyed the classes, Carolyn is very organised,  pleasant & explains things very well.

I would certainly recommend these classes to others.

Stephanie Hardcastle

Carolyn is a wonderful, natural facilitator. I felt encouraged & supported, both as a beginning painter & a whole person ...
Thank you.

Wiesia Anna Kratuik

Watercolours were a revelation ... the spell has been broken, thank you!

Sue Shipley

Beach Gallery Blog

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Windy sky

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