Artist In The Spotlight:.....Sam Peacock

Sam uses a mix of recycled metals and industrial paints to create landscape pieces.

“I gorge on the speed and power of mark making, the rawness and the ferocity of paint” …Well, we just had to find out more about Sam’s artwork!

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What Colour Says About Us:

Everyone has a favourite colour, one that naturally draws us to it, that we feel comfortable with. Trends come and go but generally we tend to associate certain colours with things…. so what does colour say about us and the way we perceive colour?

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Artist In The Spotlight:.....Rachel Newton

Rachel creates works in a variety of media, mainly acrylics, producing atmospheric and deceptively understated pieces often on a large scale. As usual, our Gallery Director, Carol Caiger, wanted to know more…

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Why You Should Buy Art From A Gallery:

Buying artwork for your home can often be daunting!  There is a big wide world out there full of artwork…..where to begin?

It pays, in so many ways, to find a gallery that sells the type of artwork you like and to build up a trusted relationship with the gallerist.

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Artist In The Spotlight:.....Stephen Whatcott

The bold and striking monochrome structural forms present in Stephen Whatcott’s minimalist, abstract expressionist paintings concentrate on qualities such as truth, order, simplicity and harmony. We recently put him under the spotlight to find out more about his inspiration and techniques….

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It's A Gallery Affair: How We Choose Our Artists And Why They Choose Us!

Affordable Art Fair asked "Why are galleries so important to the art industry?" ...They caught up with us and our artists, Blandine Bardeau and Rod McIntosh to get the insider info on the crucial, fascinating relationship between artists and gallerist.

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Artist In The Spotlight:.....Isabelle Beaubien

Isabelle’s mixed media paintings combine vibrant dynamic colours that generate excitement and trigger emotions. Acrylic being her main medium, enhanced by a resin used creates an amazing gloss, leaving a sculptured appearance to the completed work. The final effect is so strong that her paintings have often been mistaken for digital work or print making. Our Gallery Director, Carol Caiger, wanted to find out more…

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How To Love Abstract Art!

We all like to stick to what we know and feel comfortable with in life – but sometimes that can become a bit boring, a bit safe!  Yes, a beautifully executed landscape or still life will be very pleasing to the eye – but does it stir up some deep rooted emotion! – will it push the boundaries of your comfort zone? Some people find abstract art hard to swallow - here's how to acquire the taste! 

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Art Buying TipsCarol Caiger
All You Will Ever Need To Know About Prints...!

Want to start or add to your art collection, then fear not, limited edition prints are here!  Prints have always been a good, affordable option to original art, but can also be a minefield between good and bad!  However, all is not lost, we have some great tips to steer you safely through!

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Artist In The Spotlight:.....Gareth Griffiths

Gareth's is known for his sculptures based on American west coast Googie architecture of the 1950s and 1960s. His latest series of work is inspired by surfing and waves, and each piece created is named after a wave or a beach.  We caught up with him to ask him about his inspiration and how he creates his cool sculptures.

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How To Put The Wow Factor In Your Garden!

With Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Show gone and the fantastic heat wave moving on, now is the time to get out into our gardens again and feel inspired to create that Wow Factor! Just as an artwork brings together a beautifully designed room in a house – a sculpture in the garden does the same. Take a look at our guide for buying the perfect sculpture.

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Artist In The Spotlight:.....Fran Giffard

We are captivated by the intricate beauty of the work by our artist Fran Giffard. Fran works directly onto her personal Moleskine diaries using watercolour, ink, gouache and graphite pencil, capturing the wonder of exotic and more commonplace birds. The result is a vivid collection of work with an intriguing personal slant.

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All You Will Ever Need To Know About ....Artwork Paper

Chances are that unless your artwork is painted on canvas, it will be on paper. When you see that an artwork is 'on paper' do you really know what the different types of paper and terms mean and how they form the base of your artwork?  Our quick guide will put you in the know.

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Artist In The Spotlight:.....Caroline Banks

We are so happy to introduce our new artist, Caroline Banks to you.  We have been admirers of her stunning work for sometime now so over the moon that she is joining us! As always, we wanted to know more about her and her work…

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Our Beginner's Guide To Starting Your Art Collection

Starting your very own art collection can seen like a big step into the unknown.   We have put together the key things to think about when starting your collection, or, indeed, adding to the artwork you already have.

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Artist In The Spotlight:.....Lee Herring

This week our Artist in The Spotlight is Lee Herring!   We have worked together for a few years now and love how his artwork has evolved.  We caught up with his recently to ask him a bit about him and his artwork...

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How To Make The Most Of Hanging Your Artwork

Hanging your artwork is just part of the fun of collecting - but it can be tricky to get it right! It doesn’t matter how fabulous your artwork is, if it isn’t hung correctly it can really be a deal breaker! Don’t worry - take a look at our top tips!

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Artist In The Spotlight:.....Benjamin Thomas Taylor

We are over the moon to be working with Benjamin Thomas Taylor.  He is known for his bright, Pop Art inspired landscapes. We love his artwork and, as usual, we caught up with him to find out about him and his artwork! 

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Artist In The Spotlight:.....Louise McNaught

We are super excited to have Louise McNaught join us.  Her signature artworks feature nature and animals, highlighting the delicate relationship between nature and ourselves and our destruction of nature.  We wanted to know more about Louise and her artwork and we are sure you do too!

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Our Tips For The Perfect Home Work Space...

With more and more people working from home it is so important to take the time to make your work space area as comfortable and as personal as possible. Here are our tips on making your home work space perfect for you. 

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