We are two sole traders who are also married. Our online business covers a range of original prints, paintings and art books of the twentieth century. Deana has just branched out into modern ceramics. We have also loaned work to museums for special shows and supplied museums such as the Pompidou Centre with JPEGS of a rare exhibition catalogue for publication in a book for a Braque Show. Prices range from £15 upwards. Something for everyone. People can visit us in Blackheath/Greenwich by appointment.
Describe your Business: Manning Fine Art deals in British Art. We have several specialist areas, twentieth century British art being our main focus. As well as the more obvious areas of Modern British Art we have a strong showing of posters and design, including architectural designs, and – often stepping outside the twentieth century – we have many views of Oxford and Cambridge too. Founded in 2014 by James Manning and Claire Richards, an art historian, we deal from home, in London SE1, and from our website as well as from fairs.
I’m excited about exhibiting at the Mall Galleries. In all these decades of taking part in antiques fairs I’ve never felt the need or desire to specialise, but Connect caught my attention because of its intention to be accessible, fresh and less grand than several of the more established shows. It’s an event born of enthusiasm and a sense of adventure, and designed to elicit a similar response in its visitors.
Given that I’ve spent the past fifty years acquiring and then attempting to find homes for my indulgences it will be refreshing to appear as an art dealer. I will be bringing a broad cross-section of idiosyncratic works and, because of the unusual design of the stand, am hoping that, however diverse, everything will hang together well: modern British pictures, eighteenth and nineteenth century frames, classic drawings, sculpture, old master paintings and even naive art. It probably sounds a bit of a dog’s dinner but I’ll enjoy hanging it and hope to meet a few people to whom individual elements of the conglomeration will appeal.
My gallery is situated on an organic farm in a beautiful part of North Dorset, with a view to Hambledon Hill. There is a little hub of businesses including a farm shop, cafe and glass blower. The gallery exhibits contemporary and Modern British paintings, prints, sculpture and ceramics.
Describe your business? The great majority of pictures and works of art that I present will have an animal or bird featuring prominently. The pastoral theme, and the relationship between mankind and the natural world is often present in works you might find at Fox House Fine Art. I don’t buy anything that I wouldn’t display in my own home.
Thompson’s Gallery was set up by mother and father in the early 1980’s. Back then they specialised in Victorian watercolours and Antique Furniture but shifted to representing contemporary works in the early 90’s when clients began to feel more confident in buying ‘alive’ artists. I believe this was largely influenced by the Young British Artists movement. We have since represented a range of artists, many Scottish painters influence by the Scottish Colourists. We champion painting and figurative sculpture as we believe in the timelessness of a good work!
Started about 25 years ago when I began selling very small limited edition copies of wonderful nautical scenes that had inspired me through my life and 37 years in the Royal Navy. This then morphed into selling originals which now comprises 80% of the day’s work.
We specialise in Midcentury British and Scandinavian works – Paintings, drawings, woodcuts, screen prints, ceramics and sculpture. We work from a studio in Charlotte Street, London W1 and exhibit at The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair in Battersea Park and the Modern Shows events around London. All available works are displayed on our website alongside full biographies for each artist. Our website also contains an extensive archive of sold works.