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Welcome to the Estuary Gallery Barge where Ian and Josephine James show Fine Art Photography, Watercolour and Mixed Media Paintings.
The Barge is situated in Leigh Marina (see below for details) and is open as follows:-
Saturday 24th June. Open 10am to 5pm
Saturday 1st July. Open 11am to 5pm
Saturday 8th July. Open 10am to 5pm
Saturday 15th.July. Open 10am to 5pm

If  you want to call during the weekdays contact me on 07768871875 as Ian is there most days working on the barge.
Events on the Barge Gallery

1.  Life Drawing Sessions 
We will be holding monthly life Drawing sessions on Fridays, morning and afternoon on the Barge. Ring 07768871875 to book.

The next 2  life drawing  sessions  on the Barge in Leigh Marina, next to Leigh Station are Friday, 23rd June. 
A morning  or afternoon session.           10.15 to 12.45     or   2pm to 4.00
The cost is £8 per session and booking is essential.  Different models morning and afternoon and parking at the car park opposite the Leigh tip and skate park. (5 mins walk to the barge and free after 10am )     As we are limited with space its important to book by phone, text. 07768871875  or e-mail ianjphoto@gmail.com
There are plenty of chairs tea, coffee and cups but bring your own boards and drawing materials. if not sure of the location there is a map on this page below.
2. Drop in Paint along sessions for watercolour and acrylics. No tuition but help will be given if required and the cost will be £5 including refreshments. We are currently collecting details of anyone interested in attending and will hope to commence in July.
4. Photographic Workshops. (Click on this link to the gallery with full details)
A. Half day course ( get to know your camera in gallery, outside practical and view and critique photographs taken)
B. Full day course, as above but includes two practical sessions in different venues.
C. Full day course  but includes one night bed and light breakfast in Luxury Motor boat moored by Estuary Gallery Barge.
D. We will shortly be holding Workshops on Photoshop Elements.  Learn to manipulate your photographs. This course will be based around your photographs. Details to come.


The Barge is situated at Leigh Marina, approx 300 metres to the East of Leigh Railway Station, Leigh-on-Sea,SS9 2ES. ( turn right through the Marina gates by the first large shed.) We are moored alongside a pontoon on the right hand side of the Marina or ask for Ian James with the Gallery Barge. Parking is not available in the Marina unless you are choosing or collecting work. However there is a car park opposite Leigh tip and skateboard park approx 5 mins walk to the barge. It is free after 10am Monday to Friday and £1 on weekends.
               img_0526_edited-1  Map latest_edited-1Estuary Gallery Barge

When choosing  a picture
If you are looking for a picture for a wall space the most impotant consideration is to measure the approximate size of  the space and either call at the barge gallery where we have a great variety of pictures or look on this website first and then contact me. Most of the images on the site can be printed in various sizes and should you select 2 or 3 and are not sure which will suit your decor I will call and show the pictures in the space and should you choose one I will hang it for you. There is obviously no charge for this service. The images can be ordered as canvas prints or fine art prints in mounts.mes and we have a variety of blank cards of the local area.

My wife Josephine ( whose paintings can be seen in gallery  ‘Paintings by Josephine James’ ) and I have worked as artists showing our work at various galleries around the country since 1985.