The Orange Tree



The Gallery

Resident Artist









Meg Dutton RE. RBA. lives and works in London. She studied Painting at Chelsea School of Art in the early 1970's and became involved in printmaking some years later. She is a member, and past vice-president, of The Royal Society of Painter Printmakers and she is also a member of The Royal Society of British Artists. Drawing and a fascination with pattern and detail in both the natural and man made world form the basis of her paintings, drawings and etchings.
Meg exhibits her work regularly in London and abroad. Her etchings are hand finished in watercolour and generally form part of a limited edition of 60.


Sven Berlin   1911 - 1999.
Sven Berlin was born in London in 1911 of a Swedish father and English mother. 
He was a leading member of the St. Ives Artist’s Circle in the 1940’s, with Terry Frost and Barbara Hepworth - and in 1946 was a founder member of the Penwith Society of Artists and the Crypt Group, which included the Modern Painters Peter Lanyon, Brian Wynter and Sven’s close friend John Wells.
In 1951 Sven’s work was exhibited at Heals of Tottenham Court Road in what was then The Mansard Gallery, in the Fifteen Artists and Craftsmen from around St. Ives exhibition which included work by Ben Nicholson, Patrick Heron, Bernard Leach, Alfred Wallis, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Lanyon, Wynter, Wells, Hepworth and Frost.
After leaving St. Ives in 1953 Sven lived in a caravan in the New Forest, Hampshire with his wife Julia and later they moved to his home and studio in Wimborne, Dorset, 
Although initially renowned as a sculptor, Sven’s perceptive eye and love of nature is evident in his pencil and pen and ink drawings, particularly of wildlife; whilst his vibrant and colourful paintings and many self portraits are inimitable and are now in great demand.
He was also a respected author, philosopher and poet. Indeed, it is difficult to fully comprehend the diversity, energy and massive creative talent that existed within this legendary figure.
Sven’s sculptures have been represented at the Tate Gallery, London and his work is to be found in many private collections throughout the world. 
Sven died at his home near Wimborne, Dorset, England in December 1999.