An elegant new gallery

An elegant new gallery

SEEArt Gallery opened in September last year and has already become a hub for art lovers in Tunbridge Wells, the surrounding area and overseas.

The gallery, set up by Susan Beumee, focuses on prestigious contemporary art – including paintings in a variety of media, photographs, prints, ceramics and sculpture.

The gallery specialises in bringing together the acclaimed and the elite of emerging artists that otherwise would only be found as a collective in cities around the world. The fact that three are local is a coincidence.

Ms Beumee said: “My aim was to set up a gallery in The Pantiles, one of the most atmospheric and historic parts of the town, so that people who live in the South East can view a large selection of quality art works without having to travel into London.

“People who live locally can now have access to the spectrum and standard of art you would expect to see in a big city gallery.”

Some of the artists currently on display include Louise Giblin, Guy Portelli and Mel Fraser, all of whom have received international recognition. Also at the gallery are Al Saralis, voted in the US as the UK’s top living artist, and Shelley Rose, whose silk screen printing of circles has recently been selected by the British Museum for the archive that represents artists from Michelangelo through to David Hockney.

The SEEArt Gallery is situated at 50 The Upper Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 5TD. Call 01892 512365, email: or visit the gallery’s website at

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