AN acclaimed landscape painter is coming to Bridport's Sladers Yard on Thursday, June 20.

Jeremy Gardiner will be giving a talk about his life and his work, including the ideas and landscapes that inspire him. As well as being a painter, Jeremy has spent time as an art-school teacher in locations across the world, from Bath to New York.

Jeremy creates his three-dimensional impressions by visiting the same landscape in different weathers and lights, before combining the different interpretations into one. To this contemporary view Jeremy brings an awareness of the geology of the Jurassic coastline, including the billions of tiny creatures whose bodies made up the chalk and the effects of weather and time. His collections include Along the Dorset Coast and Tintagel to Lulworth Cove.

The talk accompanies Jeremy's current exhibition, entitled Lyme Regis to Old Harry Rocks. This includes a serious of multi-layered, textured relief paintings, featuring works on paper plus a selection of pieces on panel.

Jeremy is exhibiting alongside Akiko Hirai and Petter Southall, all of whom are concerned with time and the history of art in their works. Akiko is one of the leading ceramic artists in the country, whose distinctive and recognisable work is collected internationally. She draws inspiration from Korean ceramics, the paintings of Morandi, and the ponds, seed heads and surfaces of the natural world.

Likewise, Petter's curved solid wood furniture stands out for its unique designs and exquisite craftsmanship. His pieces are steam-bent, using the ancient techniques of wooden boatbuilding, and his designs are a mix of Gothic and Art Deco.

The exhibition at Sladers Yard runs until June 30.

The talk by Jeremy Gardiner will begin at 6.30pm. Tickets cost £10 and can be purchased by contacting the gallery.