Charity exhibition to raise funds for Lighthouse and Lewis-Manning Hospice Care in our Main Gallery.
A fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and former chair of Poole Arts Trust, Mike Jeffries is an accomplished watercolourist.
Having trained as an architect, he started painting architectural subjects and street scenes before moving from London to Poole some twenty years ago and branching out into other areas including marine painting and landscapes. He travels overseas a lot and often paints scenes associated with his travels, as well as London and local subjects.
"Finding a subject is more complicated than you might think so I take lots of photos and sketches and maybe only one or two end up being painted. Some scenes I've painted several times because I just enjoy them so much and there are several local views in this exhibition, as well as scenes from London, Venice and other places."
Mike's paintings are hanging in homes around the world, including Australia, North America and Europe, as well as the UK.
All proceeds from the sale of these artworks will be kindly donated to Lewis-Manning Hospice Care and Lighthouse.