We have a relatively small group of figurative artists whose work we regularly show and with whom we enjoy close and often long standing relationships.
Our inaugural exhibition was a solo by Richard Adams whom we have championed since 1991 when he had his very first exhibition at Hybrid in Columbia Road in Hackney, London. Our relationship with Rachel Ross dates too from this era, her beautiful paintings of cutlery and collectables are now highly sought after.
On re-locating to Honiton we began to show the work of artists from the South West; Irene Jones has had phenomenal success with her fictional portraits, Mark Rochester's vertiginous seascapes too are eagerly awaited as is the sculpture of Dean Patman.
However our criteria for artists to exhibit is not historically or geographically constrained; we select work of quality and integrity which we admire and are enthusiastic about. Constantly looking out for new artists we enjoy our role encouraging their development and finding their audience.
We are members of Own Art
"Own Art is a national initiative that makes buying contemporary art and craft affordable by providing interest-free loans for the purchase of original work. Own Art reduces the financial barriers and perceptions of elitism that commonly exist within the art market, by making it easier and more affordable for people to access art, regardless of their income and socio-economic background. Since 2004, the scheme has enabled more than 50,000 customers to get access to the art they love. Delivered through a network of 300 galleries across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, Own Art has so far supported £40 million of sales of contemporary art and craft to UK customers."