Nature in Art Gallery and Museum

Welcome to Nature in Art, the world’s first museum and art gallery dedicated to fine, decorative and applied art inspired by nature.

Our unrivalled collection is housed in a fine Georgian mansion, featured in Simon Jenkins’s book ‘England’s 1000 Best Houses’, just outside the famous cathedral city of Gloucester.

This website gives you a glimpse of Nature in Art, its collections and exhibitions, and the extensive programme of events and activities that take place throughout the year.

Opening Times: Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm
plus Good Friday and Bank Holiday Mondays
 Closed Dec 24-26

Special Exhibitions

June 14th – July 10th

JAMES OSBORNE RE (1907 – 1979) – A rare opportunity to see a selection of original prints and paintings by this founder member of the Society of Wildlife Artists and a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy. Although his work is found in a number of public collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum and The Ashmolean, his work is not widely known.

Our exhibition of 3D Images ‘SMALL BUT PERFECTLY FORMED’ ended on June 12th

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Nature in Art added 2 new photos.June 27th, 2016 at 9:23pm
As well as our family fun day this Saturday come an visit our two artists in residence Jeremy Paul, wildlife artist and Richard Box, mixed media and textile artist. They are here until Sunday
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Nature in ArtJune 27th, 2016 at 9:23pm
Exciting news ! Cath Hodsman is joining us on Saturday for our family fun activities day. This year it is all centred on bees as part of the National Insect week.
Cath Hodsman is a Cotswolds-based artist and illustrator, who is one of the country’s foremost natural-history artists. Her passion and specialism is painting and sketching insects. In order to pay homage to their hidden beauty, she aims for 100% anatomical accuracy in every artistic study she produces. As such, she sells her work at the world-famous Natural History Museum.

Cath will be showing a selection of her work as well as bringing along her microscopes and samples to look at in microscopic detail.

Other participants include;
Cheltenham Science Group
Bees Abroad
Stroud Beekeepers
The Bumblebee Conservation Trust
The Master Composters

The weather forecast is good (and even if it turns out otherwise) come and join us this Saturday 25th June 10am – 5pm
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Nature in ArtJune 27th, 2016 at 9:23pm
Come and join us on Saturday
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Nature in ArtJune 27th, 2016 at 9:23pm
Don’t miss out on our artist residence, Simon Williams.
Come and see his work in our studio. He is here until Sunday 19th June

Simon Williams trained in natural history illustration at the Arts Institute in Bournemouth from 1996 – 2000. This lead to him being able to start a career at a very young age and after furthering his training with a Higher National Diploma he submitted work to the Society of Botanical Artists in 2000, becoming the youngest member of the SBA in 2002
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Nature in Art added 2 new photos.June 27th, 2016 at 9:23pm
Dont miss out! Its the last weekend of our visiting
artists in residence Josie Brown and Liz Brook Ward.
Come and join us, we are open from 10am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday

Josie Brown HSDAD, Cert Ed., MIfL, is a professional calligrapher and heraldic artist, carrying out commissions for the private, academic and military sectors.
She enjoys taking natural materials together with ancient techniques and using them in a contemporary manner. She also has a particular passion for gilding using historic and modern, Western and Middle Eastern methods.
If you are interested in Josie’s work come and join her art courses in both booking binding and calligraphy taking place later on in the year. Find out more:

Liz Brooke Ward is a contemporary stitched textile artist whose work is informed by the natural world and the landscape.
Whilst her techniques have their roots in the traditions of embroidery and patchwork she has incorporated the use of digital technology into her design and making with explorations aimed at extending the boundaries of these crafts. Her portfolio includes pieces based on lichens and stone as well as those inspired by literature, memory and mood.
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June 29th – July 3rd:  Meet wildlife sculptor Elliot Channer 


Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances we regret that Gary Hodges, who was also to be in residence 30th June -3rd July  is now unable to be with us this week. Gary has been in residence many times before and will be back again.