Hang About!

Unique figurative oil paintings on old wood, have just arrived at the gallery and we love them! Cool, edgy, innovative art on rustic wood - exactly what we crave here at Gallery and Barrow. These artworks are the result of a dedicated creative career - A BBC hair & make up artist and trained wig maker by trade, painting, drawing & making have been intertwined in Sally Whelan's day to day life since she was a child.

"Leap, Dangle, Climb" by Sally Whelan

"Leap, Dangle, Climb" by Sally Whelan

“Dangle” by Sally Whelan

“Dangle” by Sally Whelan

Sallys paintings provoke a feeling of curiosity from the viewer. Her work has strong narrative and bold composition. A witty charm and well observed sense of humour blends uniquely with a hintingly dark undercurrent.  "I mainly work with oil paints on a combination of canvas, collaged old maps, and found bits of wood. Things like rusty street signs and industrial gas tap flaps are popping up more and more in my work these days too. I like an unusual surface...and a challenge!"

Close up detail from “Leap, Dangle, Climb"

Close up detail from “Leap, Dangle, Climb"

“Jump” by Sally Whelan

“Jump” by Sally Whelan

 I paint because it gets the feelings out. If i could sing, or write songs, play music or articulate myself properly I would...but painting just seemed to sort of "happen" along the way. I'm totally self taught so it all happened very naturally, and now I just feel physically wrong if I dont do it."

"Bodies, people, the hidden shades and depths, from the inside out, a fabric that is always changing. Never predictable, always challenging and something I feel compelled to depict."

Swing by the gallery to see them in the flesh! 

Bravo Anna Harley

Well done to Anna Harley for selling over 20 prints at the Affordable art fair in Hampstead! It seems her series on trees is a particularly popular subject matter for the residents of Hampstead, plus they are absolutely beautiful screen prints of course, with subtle tones and a few soft metallics thrown in. We just love them - I think we need a re-stock!

MoonShadow and Willow with Seagulls by Anna Harley

MoonShadow and Willow with Seagulls by Anna Harley

Anna also has Moon Shadow in the Victoria Gallery in Bath currently as part of the Bath Society of Artists group exhibition. On view until July 15th

Sold artworks

Here a just a few samples of artworks which found lovely new homes after selling at the Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead. Well done to all the artists at Gallery & Barrow for providing such gorgeous and unique works of art. Lots of very happy new customers!

Girl with Butterflies by Clare Cutts

Girl with Butterflies by Clare Cutts

Sweetpea by Clare Cutts

Sweetpea by Clare Cutts

Silver Birches by Anna Harley

Silver Birches by Anna Harley

MoonShadow by Anna Harley

MoonShadow by Anna Harley

A Dream I Once Lived In by Patrick Haemmerlein

A Dream I Once Lived In by Patrick Haemmerlein

Buffalo Fun (on elephant dung paper) by Alexandra Spyratos

Buffalo Fun (on elephant dung paper) by Alexandra Spyratos

Friday 2.30pm by Sarah Targett

Friday 2.30pm by Sarah Targett

Beautiful Dreamer by Patrick Haemmerlein

Beautiful Dreamer by Patrick Haemmerlein

Fig 29 with Butterflies & Blossom by Clare Cutts

Fig 29 with Butterflies & Blossom by Clare Cutts

Creation III by Anna Harley

Creation III by Anna Harley

Gallery in Bath opening soon!

Gallery & Barrow are about to open in Bath UK! Our address will be 118A Walcot St, Bath, BA1 5BG. We are opposite The Bell pub!

Well after 3 months of renovation and hard work, there is finally light at the end of the tunnel! The original shop has been split into two and we are taking one half of it - number 118A. We have sanded back the floors, added in new track lighting and picture rails, repainted and installed a kitchenette into the basement amongst other things.  

The new artwork is being delivered as we speak and we’re starting to hang for the first time.  We have yet to paint the exterior and to add the name of the shop.  Here are some work-in-progress photos. We should be open in just over a week, so please do come and visit us soon!