Cheltenham Art



Cotswold Art Club

The Cotswold Art Club seeks to encourage its members in pictorial art, sculpture and outdoor sketching, with meetings for criticism of work, talks and exhibitions.  Regular meetings are held on Saturday afternoons from October to March in Cheltenham in addition to tutored workshops and en plein air sketching and painting.   An annual exhibition is held in the Spring in the Cotswolds.

Cheltenham Art Club

Cheltenham Art Club is currently thriving, with nearly 200 members.  This makes it one of the largest and most active art clubs in the country. 

The Gloucestershire Arts & Crafts Shop

This shop is run by artists and craftsmen, and is located at Gloucester Docks

Emily Parker

A wide variety of work in acrylic, charcoal and pencil

Barbara Fletcher

Landscapes, seascapes, still life and portraits

Trudi Hayden

Art and murals by Trudi Hayden

Angela Shepherd

Caged Angel: Erotic Art by Angela Shepherd

Brian Collins

Alternate Realms: The artistic creations of Brian Collins

Portraits and classic car artwork by John Hayes

A gallery located at The Old Forge, Moore Road, Bourton-on-the-Water featuring the work of Sue Birtwistle.

Kathy Lewis

Wonderful artwork by a professional artist based near Lydney, Gloucestershire

Craig Daly

Artwork by Craig Daly, who regularly exhibits at the Cheltenham Open Air Art Exhibition.

Mark Cordory

Extraordinary creations for 'Doctor Who' et al

Arpers the Framing Centre

One of the largest framers in the U.K., whose factory is based in Dursley in Gloucestershire.  They have a factory shop on the first floor above 'Sorted' in Cheltenham which carries a wonderful range of frames and associated products.

69 High Street


(01242) 576641


Public Websites

A mirror Cheltenham Art website facilitated by Gloucestershire County Council

Public Art in Gloucestershire

Examples of Public Art in Gloucestershire.

Art Galleries in Gloucestershire

Catalogues of Art Galleries in the county.

Red Rag's catalogue of British Art Galleries

Art Gallery Worldwide

A global visual art on-line resource

 Gloucestershire Art & Culture on

Gloucestershire Art Clubs and Courses

Cotswold Art Club

The Cotswold Art Club, founded in 1931, seeks through mutual help and support to encourage its Members in pictorial art, sculpture and outdoor sketching, with meetings for criticism of work, talks and exhibitions.

Regular meetings are held on Saturday afternoons from October to March.  Three full day tutored workshops are arranged during the year.  In Summer, members meet occasionally at pre-arranged venues for outdoor sketching and painting.  Over the years, the club has aimed to keep the standard of work high.  Two exhibitions are held during one year, one in Spring and the Annual Exhibition later in the Summer.

The total complement of the Club is 100 Members and 30 Associate Members.  Admission to full Membership is by selection and the work of prospective Members is considered by a selection Committee in Autumn and Spring.  The Club is run by a Committee of 8 or 9 Members, but all Members are expected to take part in activities and help in preparation and manning of Exhibitions.

Contact details can be obtained by e-mailing the Webmaster of

 e-mail Andy Lloyd

Tewkesbury Art Society

Andy Lloyd demonstrates his portrait painting techniques at the Tewkesbury Art Society

Tewkesbury Art Society is a very friendly group of over 50 members of all abilities, from absolute beginners to near professionals.  They meet on alternate Tuesdays in Tewkesbury Methodist Hall, (behind the Methodist Church at The Cross) from 10.00 (for 10.30) to 1.00pm.

Cheltenham Art School Ltd

Classes and workshops are offered in fine art drawing, painting, sculpture and basic print – day or weekends, courses or one-off sessions.  Courses are run by practicing artists and fine art graduates with varied experience and backgrounds.

Abbeyholme Stables, 73 Lansdown Crescent Lane, Cheltenham, Glos, GL50 2LD  m 07522 003 024

Fosseway Artists

The Fosseway Artists exhibit twice a year in the Spring and Autumn in Gloucestershire.  They select works of art on merit making use of independent adjudicators.  Each exhibitor provides 3 pieces to show. The Society was established circa 1965, when the Cirencester Art Club was dissolved, with the object of providing local artists with opportunities to exhibit and sell their work.  The Fosseway Artists have held approaching 100 successful exhibitions in and around the Cotswolds area.

Stroud Valleys Artspace

Stroud Valleys Artspace is a workspace for artists.  They offer a programme of activities, and are a focus for visual arts in the Stroud area.  Artspace organise a major visual arts festival every year, with almost two hundred artists exhibiting in an amazing variety of workspaces - from the garden shed to a converted mill.

Astrous Valleys Artspace, 4 John St, Stroud.

(01453) 751440



Gloucestershire Society of Artists

A society of local artists in Gloucestershire.

An extensive on-line network of artists, craftsmen and women from Gloucestershire, in particular from the Forest of Dean.  

Forest Open Studios

This annual event takes place in July, offering members of the public an excellent opportunity to meet artists in their studios in the Forest of Dean.


The Gloucester Artists network


Card Making & Stamping Clubs

Hucclecote Community Centre, Gloucester,  2nd Tuesday of every month, 9.45-11.45am. 

Quedgeley Community Centre, Gloucester,  3rd Tuesday of every month, 9.45-11.45am. 

For more information call Sue on 07906 111796 email:

Life Models in Glos.

Oliver provides still-life modelling for artists creating portraiture in Gloucestershire.


Information on modelling in all its various guises, and more importantly the work carried out in support of Artists, Sculptors, Photographers, Tutors, Colleges, Universities and Local, Regional and Community art groups.

Sam Hudson

Professional art and photography model, based in Stroud.


Gloucestershire Galleries


Brewery Arts Coffee House

"Brewery Arts is a Crafts and Arts centre in the heart of Cirencester, specialising in the provision of high quality arts experiences.  The gallery is dedicated to showing challenging and beautiful contemporary craft exhibitions.  There is a nationally recognised craft shop; 16 resident craft workers who design, make or restore work on the premises; a coffee house and a small but atmospheric theatre that will re-open after the building project is completed.  The theatre building also houses workshops and studios where members of the public of all ages and abilities can learn and take part in a wide range of arts classes."

Brewery Arts Coffee House

Brewery Court, Cirencester

(01285) 657181

Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm, Sat 9.30am - 5.30pm

That White Room Gallery, Gloucester

That White Room Gallery & Artspace

Clifton Road, Gloucester, GL1 5RZ


Taurus Arts, Lydney

Taurus Crafts, The Old Park,

Lydney, Nr. Chepstow. Forest of Dean. GL15 6BU 

Telephone: 01594 844 841



'Prema' Arts Centre, Uley

"Prema is a small, independent rural Arts Centre. Its programme is the envy of many a larger, urban venue. Prema, situated in a former Baptist Chapel has a unique, intimate atmosphere where you can experience dynamic live events and a broad range of participatory arts opportunities. It is a small, welcoming venue in which you can experience and get involved with forward-looking, quality creativity."

(01453) 860703

Mon - Fri 10am -6pm, Sat & Sun by appointment


Gallery Pangolin based in Gloucestershire, England, has established a reputation for selling high quality bronze sculpture by contemporary artists.  The Gallery is closely associated with Damien Hirst, whose workshop is located on the Chalford Industrial Estate.  Viewing is by appointment.

Unit 9, Chalford Industrial Estate
Chalford, Gloucestershire, GL6 8NT.
Tel: 00 44 (0) 1453 889765

Red Rag Gallery

 5-7 Church Street, Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire  GL54 1BB

This is a wonderful exhibition space that plays host to impressive selections of paintings from some of Britain's best contemporary artists.  The gallery, which is one of the most attractive in the UK, has over 250 works of art on display at any one time.  A must-see gallery in art-loving Stow on the Wold. 


Web address :

Martin's Gallery

A converted Georgian house in Regency Cheltenham provides gallery space for a number of contemporary exhibitions during the year.  Please check the 'News' section for details.  Martin's Gallery is closed for the remainder of 2008, and is scheduled to re-open in early 2009.

Imperial House, Montpelier Parade, Cheltenham

01242 526044

Web Address:

Sabre Art Gallery, Quedgeley 

Sabre Art Gallery

Sabre Close, Green Farm, Quedgeley, Gloucester, GL2 4NZ

Thurs - Sat 10am - 5pm

(01452) 397479

'Nature in Art' Museum

Wallsworth Hall
main A38
Tel: +44 (0)1452 731 422
Fax: +44 (0)1452 730 937

Burlington Contemporary Art

The Courtyard, Montpellier Street, Cheltenham, Glos, GL50 1SR

(01242) 515165

Wetpaint Gallery

The Wetpaint Gallery shows contemporary paintings, limited edition prints and works on paper by established and emerging artists. 

Wetpaint Gallery, The Old Chapel, 14 London Road, Cirencester

The Wonderwall Gallery

7 Gosditch Street, Cirencester
Gloucestershire, GL7 2AG

Tel: 01285 650555


Wychwood Art

Discover new artists at affordable prices. All artworks are hand selected by Deborah Allan, ex Christie's and Bonhams Director.

Finials House, The Square, Stow on the Wold, GL54 1AF

Tel: 01608 683 823


Links to Further Afield

Artist Emma Papadopoulos


Hilary James Botanical and Portrait Artist


Shannon Wishon

The West Yorkshire artist who once cleared a screen at Cheltenham Open Air Art Exhibition!

 Arts-Fine Original Paintings for sale

Online Gallery of Artist Samuel Durkin

 Paintings for Sale

Buy and Sell art Online at

Commercial Organisations

Artworks, Cheltenham

Nicky Barrett organises a variety of different workshops and classes with different artists to suit all abilities throughout Gloucestershire.



Art Workshops

Rana Arts, Frogmarsh Mill, South Woodchester

All courses are held at Frogmarsh Mill in South Woodchester in a large, light and airy studio with resident artists Gail Lautieri and Sam Adams.  Gail and Sam share a love and enthusiasm for all aspects of art and design and are qualified to degree level.  Beginners are welcome, as well as more able students, to workshops including felt making, collage, painting, in watercolour, gouache and acrylics.  Courses cost between £45 - £50 per person per day, including lunch and refreshments.

Rana Arts, Unit 11, Frogmarsh Mill, South Woodchester, Glso, GL5 5ET

Tel: Gail 07880517149

Fresco Fine Art Print

Fresco Fine Art Print is a company in Cheltenham run by Peter Boydell.  He provides a framing service and a bespoke printing service.  He can also hold digital images on his computer for future printing.  He is a committee member of the Cheltenham Open Air Art Exhibition.

Cashen Diverse Solutions

Art scanning and printing services are offered by "Cashen Diverse Solutions", based in Ross-on-Wye.   They specialise in image capture, manipulation and Giclee printing.  They can also convert captured images of fine artwork into a range of products, including gift cards and calendars.


We offer friendly and professional accounting, tax, business development and consultancy services to businesses and individuals in the Gloucestershire area.

Freedom Photography

Contemporary Family, Children's and Event Photographer serving Cheltenham, Gloucester and Gloucestershire.  Telephone 01452 419130

Cotswolds. Info is the World's largest Internet resource for the unique Cotswolds region of the UK with circa 6000 visitors per day and over 13.5 million hits per month.  We currently have over 800 advertisers and are here to substantially increase your business enquiries.  Ranked top choice by Google, Yahoo and MSN for the Cotswolds.

Andalucian Adventures Painting Holidays

Andalucian Adventures is a small company based in Woodchester in Gloucestershire which has been running painting and walking holidays in the Natural Parks of Andalucia and Catalunya for eight years.  Several of the tutors - including Roger Jones, Christine Russell and Ann Blockley - live in Gloucestershire. 

MA Fine Art

UCA is a leading university based in UK offering masters in fine art, postgraduate and MA fine art courses.

42nd Street Photo Reviews

42nd Street Photo is an active participant in social media and a top New York camera store.

Glossy photo paper

Red River Paper sells premium inkjet glossy photo paper at very competitive prices.

Canvas Art

This can transform your photos into unique and beautiful pieces of canvas art.  Simply choose your canvas art prints online and we'll deliver to you Australia wide.


National Art Organisations 

National Society of Painters

National Acrylic Painters Association

U.K. Coloured Pencil Society



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