Contemporary British Artist based on Surrey / Hampshire border

Headshot of Alison Orchard smiling

I am greatly inspired by nature. My larger paintings often emerge from a sketch or 'plein air' painting created on the Cornish coast, or in the beautiful Surrey & Hampshire countryside that surrounds my studio. Visitors are welcome in my gallery and studio at Applegarth Farm, Grayshott. Please check the opening times before visiting or  get in touch.

Buying art is such an exciting process - I want to help make it as easy as possible and a totally enjoyable experience. You might like to browse my online shop or if you find it tricky to choose, have a look at "How to find the perfect painting". If you have specific requirements for your interior, talk to me about a commission, or read "How to commission a painting"


Come and enjoy some art!

Surrey Artist Open Studios poster

It's time to visit!

Clear a date in your diary for a day out at this fantastic annual event and come and see some of my paintings up close.

Open Studios offers a unique opportunity to visit artists’ working studios and for art collectors to buy original art directly from artists in an informal setting. 

Our Hindhead Art Trail brings together a fantastic array of talent from 14 local studios, including painting, weaving, ceramics and garden sculptures. 

Maps and guides available from my studio or visit

sky andbeach in pinks and teal

If you want to capture that lazy summer vibe, this large seascape painting ticks all the boxes. Soft, restful and nostalgic, with all the ice-cream colours. Inspired by Porthtowan beach in Cornwall.

"Beach Days" is a 100 x 100cm canvas and would create a welcoming feature in your home. Free delivery to UK mainland and 'Try before you buy' for local customers. 

Seacape painting in room

"I love the colours in the painting, they're so restful. The perfect vibe!"

Abstract beach and sky painting

"The light on the picture is amazing. It is our favourite picture and gives us so much pleasure."

Seascape painting with big sky

"Thank you so much for delivering the picture yesterday. My husband is thrilled with it."

Norflok beach painting