The gallery was founded a decade ago in the village of Kingsclere, near to home, on the Hampshire-Berkshire border. We are now a small team, including Nathan Barker and Jane Skingley who may be known to fair visitors. As well as prominent Modern British names, such as Ivon Hitchens, Elisabeth Frink and Victor Pasmore, we highlight less widely-known artists, such as John Hubbard, Gwyther Irwin and Philip Jones, and carefully chosen living painters and sculptors.
SPECIALISM – We have a wide inventory covering all price points, including 20th-Century paintings, prints, works on paper and ceramics, contemporary art and sculpture, as well as furniture, fabrics and design.
FAVOURITE PLACE FOR INSPIRATION – We are inspired by so many places from St Ives to Kettle’s Yard, from Charleston House to Tate Britain. All our influences are currently being drawn upon in the renovation of a former ropemaker’s house in Kingsclere, the gallery’s new home from Spring 2021.
DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE – Clients come to us for our selection of distinctive items. Whether a Pop Art print, a thirties landscape or a contemporary still life, we have to approve and love everything that we sell. We show how to live with art and integrate it in the home, whether a little etching or a museum-quality painting.
MOST COVETED OBJECT – Too many to list here, though a dream collection includes a Gwyther Irwin collage, a William Nicholson landscape and a joyous Ivon Hitchens still life – we’re lucky enough to have sold examples of each recently.
LATEST DISCOVERY – The artist John Hubbard sadly died in 2017 and, soon after, his family discovered a group of hidden 1950s and ‘60s works – Abstract Expressionist canvases from New York and gestural landscapes from Dorset – truly beautiful paintings that we were then asked to handle..
THE DECORATIVE FAIR – It is so unlike any of the other fairs that we do, truly unique, and it is the people that make it.
TOP TIP FOR BUYERS – Don’t be afraid to ask questions and buy what you love!