As lovers of art and beauty, we carefully curate our paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and gifts for the discerning buyer. Our mission is to connect you to the unique art that was meant for you all along.
Inspired by gallery owner Clelia Sheppard’s Italian heritage, our philosophy at Lemon Tree Gallery & Studio is that art helps you savor life. Whether you’re feeling that Chesapeake Bay breeze as you sip a limoncello on our patio, or you’re falling in love with a painting that makes your heart race, time spent at Lemon Tree is a guaranteed dose of Sorrento sunshine—right here in the historic town of Cape Charles.
We passed that summer lost love, beneath the Lemon Tree
- Peter, Paul, and Mary
Monday - Thursday 11am - 5pm
Friday 11am - 8:30pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 4pm
Live Artist Studios
Watch the magic unfold as our artists create new works on the spot.
A Community Space
Expand your mind and your creativity with neighbors and friends.
A Fine Art Gallery
See the latest from our resident artists and experience works from across the globe.
A Unique Gift Shop
Find a treasure among our collection of artwork, home decor, gifts and jewelry.
We're bending the definition of a gallery. This is not a place where you go silently and stare at the walls.
- Clelia Sheppard
ABOUT LEMON TREE GALLERY
Artist and gallery owner Clelia Sheppard still feels nostalgia for her native Italy—the art, the landscape, the savoring of life’s pleasures. But after 25 years of living on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, and dedicating much of that time to bringing the arts to the historic town of Cape Charles, she has developed another true love of land and culture.
Clelia is deepening her Eastern Shore roots with Lemon Tree Gallery and Studio, an interactive space that builds on Cape Charles’ new tradition of global and local arts and also celebrates Clelia’s Italian heritage.
Much of the art in Lemon Tree is inspired by the natural beauty of the Eastern Shore, a peninsula surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean, a place rich in wildlife and rural farming, fishing, and Native American culture. On the southern tip of this peninsula, on a natural harbor, rests the small historic town of Cape Charles, and on a lovely corner on the main street of this town, next to the historic theatre, beams Lemon Tree Gallery & Studio.
We hope to see you soon.
To our Lemon Tree friends:
We sincerely hope you are all well and that you have found your silver linings during the pandemic. We miss all of the normal activity in town, during classes, in the theatre and Gallery.
While the Gallery is open daily with restricted hours, we are adhering to current guidelines and taking precautions. Fridays at Lemon Tree, Conversation Cafes and Artist Workshops have been cancelled until further notice.
We will Watch, Wait and See before we add gatherings to our schedule.
We miss you. There is new work on the walls and we encourage you to visit us in Cape Charles and follow us on facebook.
Friday, June 24 No music in gallery, Encore of Don't Dress for Dinner
Friday, July 1 Shoal Shakers
Friday, July 8 Kenny Bone
Friday, July 15 No music in gallery, Opening Night of Matilda Jr.
Call to register TODAY!
Cathy Jo Ramsey
Clelia Jane Sheppard
Diana M. Davis
Clelia Cardano Sheppard
Award-winning oil painter Clelia Sheppard. Clelia's vivid painterly style exposes the beauty of light-filled dreamscapes and the elegance of the human form.
Thelma J. Peterson
Renowned watercolorist Thelma Peterson’s iconic landscapes and restful still life watercolors honor the natural rhythms of life on the Eastern Shore.
Up-and-coming acrylic painter Bethany Simpson’s signature folk-art inspired paintings capture the joy and whimsy of simple coastal living.
William H. Turner and David H. Turner, father and son, share a talent of capturing the beauty and motion of wildlife in bronze. Their native land, the Eastern Shore of Virginia, is rich in wildlife and is a continuous source of inspiration for their work. They have created more than 700 different limited edition bronzes and more than 100 large public commissions found throughout the United States.
Jack and Judy Witt
Maggie Gucwa-Sheppard Marcie Otterson
Nancy Richards West
Sophia Louise Goodpasture Steve Zimmerman
LEMON TREE TEAM
Clelia Cardano Sheppard | Gallery Owner
Mary Ann Roehm | Gallery Manager
Rachel Jones | Digital & Graphic Content