If you have never visited Lukesland, close to Ivybridge, it’s time to do so, soon. This beautiful location boasts the most wonderful gardens and a tea room. And, in the tea room, you will find an exhibition of works of art by Elaine Sibley.
Elaine’s approach to the moors is unique. She captures the depth of the wild landscape and its response to the ever-changing light as the weather crosses this area of extraordinary beauty. Her tones record the incredible mixture of shades that make these views so memorable.
Anne and I attended the preview – a well attended event – and witnessed many of Elaine’s paintings being sold that evening. I was too slow in taking photos … this small one was snapped up before I could get my camera out!
The location is delightful with hanging space for more than a dozen paintings. This is the view from the end nearest the entrance to the tea room.
This is the other end, just beside the entrance.
And these paintings are the other side of the entrance …
Notice the red dot?
Where is Lukesland?
The Lukesland website provides detailed directions, but it is essentially north of Ivybridge, in beautiful countryside.
The final stretch is along lanes and requires faith that you’ll find it. Once you do, you’ll be delighted. If you are relying on your SatNav, the postcode is PL21 OJF.
When is Lukesland open?
Be sure to pick your day/date carefully as the gardens (and tea room) are only open occasionally.
31 March – 16 June: Sundays, Wednesdays and Bank Holidays
6 October – 17 November: Sundays and Wednesdays
11am – 5pm
Easter Openings: Good Friday, Easter Day and Easter Monday
NOT Easter Saturday
More about Elaine Sibley
Elaine lives and works on the edge of Dartmoor.
Elaine studied at Plymouth College of Art and then the College of St Mark & St John where she gained a PGCE. She taught Design and Technology for 20 years while designing and making silver jewellery which she continues to sell through local galleries and open studios.
Since retiring from teaching in 2016, Elaine has found time to experiment and expand her work and has developed a passion for painting. To see more of Elaine’s images, visit her Facebook page.
You can contact Elaine by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have an exhibition that you’d like me to promote via my blog, contact me and I’ll do my best to support your artistic endeavours.