Clience Studio


212 King Street, Castle Douglas, Dumfries And Galloway, DG7 1DS

    Visit the Clience Studio in the beautiful market town of Castle Douglas where you can admire the atmospheric watercolour and oil images of Angela Lawrence.

    Clience Studio is a friendly, welcoming gallery for you to browse or buy affordable originals, prints or other art gifts by Angela Lawrence.

    Gathering inspiration from the beautiful coastal scenery of the Solway and Colvend coast, and from nearby landscapes of the Galloway Hills, Angela Lawrence paints expressive watercolour and oil images.

    The gallery is open throughout the year and offers you the chance to view a large display of paintings ranging from a representational style, to glimpses and impressions of land and seascape which are more semi-abstract. In one series of work called Sea Spirits, Angela focuses on the sea close-up, inspired by the sea in both Galloway and the Outer Hebrides. Angela received a Visual Arts Award from Creative Scotland and Dumfries and Galloway Arts council for this work.


    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 opening times
    2 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
    Day Times
    Monday 10:00 17:00
    Tuesday 10:00 17:00
    Wednesday 10:00 17:00
    Thursday 10:00 17:00
    Friday 10:00 17:00
    Saturday 10:00 17:00
    Sunday Closed
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
    Day Times
    Monday 10:00 17:00
    Tuesday 10:00 17:00
    Wednesday 10:00 17:00
    Thursday 10:00 17:00
    Friday 10:00 17:00
    Saturday 10:00 17:00
    Sunday Closed

    In the low season I am open Monday to Saturday as usual until 5pm, but often from 10.30 instead of from10am.
    I may open on Sundays on request


    • Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available a free hospitality cuppa may be offered when the artist has time!


    • Level Access there is a small step, approx 2 inches, from the pavement into the gallery.
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area in the nearby park at Carlingwark Loch-2 minutes walk.
    • Smoking Restricted Sorry - No smokingin the gallery

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop the gallery also sells gallowy mugs, calendars, coasters and placemats and other small art gifts and tokens as well as origibnal paintings and prints
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities at the nearby park, 2 minutes away. Also walking nearby at Threave estate.

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • BACS
    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Electron
    • JCB Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • Traveler's Cheques
    • VISA Card


    • Coach Parking Off-site / street
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Free Parking On-Site free parking in the streets nearby and restricted free parking on the street eg. opposite the gallery
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Parking
    • Public Parking Nearby free parking all through Castle Douglas. Parking on the street of the gallery and nearby restricted to one hour limit.


    • Children Welcome

    Languages Spoken

    • Finnish Speaking The owner artist speaks fluent finnish as well as her native english and is usually at the studio every day.


    • City Centre centre of Castle Douglas, a market town.
    • Coastal Location we are only 8 miles from the sea
    • Rural Location Castle Douglas is surrounde by beautiful countryside
    • Town Location
    • Waterfront Location the gallery is a 2 minute walk to Carlingwark Loch.

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Children Welcome Children are very welcome; however, please look ensure that they do not touch the paintings or artist materials. They are also welcome to ask questions or watch the artist at work.
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Dogs Welcome well behaved dogs on leads only
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Non smokers
    • Pets Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Road Directions

    Castle Douglas is off the A75 , A713 or A710

    From Ayr the journey is approx. 45 minutes on the A713; from Carlisle it is approx. 90 minutes on the M74 to Dumfries and the bypass and A75 from Dumfries towards Stranraer (west)

    From Glasgow via Dumfries it is approx. 110 minutes on the M74 andtaking the A701 near Moffat and the A75 from Dumfries.
    From Edinburgh it is approx. 145 mins, via A708, A701 and A75 from Dumfries.
    From Newcastle upon Tyne it is about 120 mins, (A69 to Carlisle and M74 via Dumfries).

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From the Castle Douglas Tourist Information Centre coming out of the car park turn left onto the main street, going past the library which is on your left. Clience Studio is a five minute walk straight down the high street (King Street) passing the banks and shops. The gallery is on the right hand side of the road, towards the bottom of town, under the clearly visible town clock tower, on the corner of the Ayr Road and King Street. It has a blue shop front and large windows  full of paintings.

    Getting there by railway:- Dumfries is the nearest main railway station, which has trains running from Carlisle and the south, Lockerbie and Edinburgh, Glasgow Ayr and Prestwick. For information about trains call National Rail:08457 48490,

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Glasgow, Glasgow Prestwick, Edinburgh and Newcastle Airports are all within about 90 minutes of Dumfries, which is 20 minutes from castel Douglas by car/,,,
    Local travel line +44 870 6082608 2608

    Getting there by ferry:- Arrive from Northern Ireland at Cairnryan in the west, and take the A77 onto the A75 to Castle Douglas (about an hour).


    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :


    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • all routes
    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Lighting effective throughout the attraction for visually impaired visitors e.g. pools of light and dark areas are avoided

    Ticket / Information / Gift Shop [where applicable]

    • Information available in alternative formats
      • Other, please specify verbal

    Attraction Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 1 small


    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

    Attraction Special Offer

    Mentioning reading about Clience Studio from Visit Scotland will allow a 5% discount on originals and prints.

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