Inspiration: 19th and early 20th Century art, architecture and design, particularly the Arts and Crafts movement; interior design and property renovation; vintage and antiques; period homes and gardens; gin, spaniels, old Range Rovers and English country life in the North Cotswolds.
"As soon as we stepped through the door of our original premises at the Old Saddlery, Moreton-in-Marsh in 2015, we knew exactly what we wanted to achieve. The concept of Artysan was born and continues to thrive in our new premises in Stow-on-the-Wold. A unique and inviting gallery that feels more like a comfortable Cotswold home. Warm, welcoming and distinctly unstuffy; brimming with the best in contemporary country-inspired art. Browse an eclectic selection of original works in oil, acrylic, watercolour, charcoal and chalks, pastel, ink and mixed media. We offer a constantly changing selection of beautiful wildlife, equine, canine and domestic animal studies; stunning landscapes and serene still life, figurative and portrait paintings. Discover limited edition prints, photography, ceramics, glass, sculpture, unique gifts and greetings cards, and the full range of Annie Sloan paints; all attractively presented amidst inspiring colours and the textures of ancient Cotswold stone.
We wanted to avoid the rather clinical, "white wall" feel of some contemporary galleries, so we display our artists' works in a stylish setting, featuring our own personal antique and repurposed furniture; mixing old and new, vintage and heirloom pieces, in an attractive decorative scheme.
Artysan is a fresh and contemporary art gallery inspired by life in the British countryside and also by the legacy of William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement. Morris taught "have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." Early last century, artists, architects, designers and craftspeople inspired by him came to live and work in the Cotswolds. As many of us still do, they looked back to simpler times, before mass production; instead favouring the sympathetic and sustainable use of natural materials and traditional skills in original design and the creation of beautiful handcrafted objects.
Today, our aim is to inspire you with the art of the country!"
Take a look at the images below for a taste of our gallery, or better still...