It is with a heavy heart that I have to inform you that Anne and I are moving house – downsizing – and, as a result, Beacon House Gallery is closing down.

The good news is that – rather than put my stock of paintings into store while we find a new home – all the original artworks on display in our gallery at Beacon House are on sale – at half the listed price.

Check the website to see what’s available?

If you are interested in buying a painting and/or want to arrange a private viewing, please telephone Anne on 07721 695044.


The Salcombe Art Club Summer Exhibition is open!

The tourists are now here for the Summer and we hope many of them will visit the Loft Gallery to see the wonderful display of work by local artists.


On display in the Loft Studio, there are now five of my paintings.

148: All Aboard the East Portlemouth Ferry Acrylic £500

145: Schooner Sunset Acrylic £500

139: Watching the Merlins Race  Oil £450

137: Longstone  Oil £350

037: Deliah Acrylic £225

037 Deliah


15% of the price goes to the Salcombe Art Club. This ‘income’ pays for the running costs, but also funds our charitable gifts to local causes.

This year’s beneficiaries were Erme Valley Riding for the Disabled

and Kingsbridge Food Bank.

Both are worthy causes!


South Hams Art Forum: news!

Like many others, Anne and I have found the past year somewhat challenging.

No art classes to attend. No exhibitions. No galleries to visit.

Not to mention the effect of ‘staying at home’ and worries as to how many more lockdowns might be needed.

But, it seems we are now returning to normal, and I’m returning to blogging at long last.

We must look on the bright side?

  • I’m delighted delighted that Anne and I have both had our two jabs. (We are still wearing our masks though.)
  • I’m delighted too that members of the South Hams Art Forum (SHAF) have spent the fallow months working on their amazing website.

Let’s celebrate!

SHAF website news

For a number of years, I’ve been a proud member of SHAF. Their website has recently been transformed and you can see works of mine and the many other talented artists there.

Stephen Thomas info on South Hams Art Forum website

SHAF events at Harbour House

I’ve enjoyed taking part in the SHAF exhibitions at Harbour House in Kingsbridge in the past, and there are two events scheduled for Harbour House.

South Hams Art Forum events at Harbour House

Both will provide opportunities for you to see the fantastic creations of a cross-section of SHAF artists.

SHAF Arts Trail: 16-31 October 2021

I’ve also enjoyed hosting the Arts Trail from my home, Beacon House, in Salcombe.

South Hams Art Forum Arts Trail

This year, things will be a bit different. Anne and I have decided we cannot host the Arts Trail (put that down to advanced years and recent health issues!) but we will be supporting SHAF artists all the same.

Watch this space!

However, we will continue to welcome visitors all year round. Contact me if you would like to arrange a time to view, by private appointment, at Beacon House Gallery, within my home in Salcombe. .

SHAF on social media

A new SHAF artist is featured each week on Instagram and Facebook.

Last week, it was Nick Cotter’s turn.SHAF's Nick Cotter featured on Facebook

You can also follow SHAF on their Facebook page, and on Instagram @southhamsartsforum.South Hams Art Forum Instagram

Join SHAF!

I can thoroughly recommend that all local artists join South Hams Art Forum (SHAF). Full details here.