Likes: The Arts and Crafts movement, antiques, period architecture, beer, spaniels, old Range Rovers and English country life in the beautiful Cotswolds.
Likes: Swimming, chasing things, rolling, tummy tickling, eating, sleeping.
"As soon as we stepped through the door of the Old Saddlery, we knew exactly what we wanted to achieve. The concept of Artysan was born! A unique and inviting gallery that feels more like a comfortable Cotswold home. Warm, welcoming and distinctly unstuffy; brimming with wonderful contemporary country-inspired art. Browse an eclectic selection of original works in oil, acrylic, watercolour, 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 over two colourful and rambling floors.
We wanted to avoid the rather clinical, "white wall" feel of some contemporary galleries, so we display our artists' works in a stylish domestic setting, on our own personal antique and repurposed furniture; mixing old and new, attractive decorative schemes, vintage and heirloom pieces, to demonstrate how an artwork could look in your own home.
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. Like 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...