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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 11th November Open 10am to 4.30pm
Saturday 18th November Open 10am to 4.30pm
Saturday 25th November Open 10am to 4.30pm
Saturday 2nd December Open 10am to 4.30pm

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 Friday morning on the Barge. Ring 07768871875 to book.
The next  life drawing  session  on the Barge in Leigh Marina, next to Leigh Station is Friday 17th November 10.30 am to 12.30  Spaces at present are available
The cost is £8 per session and booking is essential. 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. The next session is on Thursday 16th.November  2pm to 4pm. There are chairs and tables so just bring your drawing or painting materials. If you are not on our e-mail notification list contact me on   ianjphoto@gmail.com. After the holidays we may start to run these
sessions every fortnight.

3. New. Portrait Session. Draw or paint a live model in one head pose for 2 hours (less tea break) The next  session Tuesday 14th November
10.30 to 12.30.    The cost is £8 per session and booking is essential. 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.

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.

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.