Along with predominantly, a diverse range of original artwork which covers the spectrum of style and medium, we stock a small range of quality limited edition prints. To compliment the artwork, we also have an extensive range of pottery, wood, glass, and Christmas lines from Germany.
Like most the pieces in our collection, the story of how we got into the art business is quite unique!
At 15 I originally trained in horticulture in Dobbies, then on to West of Scotland Agricultural College. At 21 after working in the industry for a few years I began selling peat and fertiliser directly to customers by doing leaflet drops. This was the beginning of my entrepreneurial journey!
Following on from the success of this I opened a small, one window garden shop in The Cowcaddens Glasgow, then moved to a bigger shop on Buchannan Street.
In addition, Alex Mair (who I trained under) soon retired and I took over his Garden Shop on West George Street, next to Queen Street Station. I also opened a flower shop in Dundee Street, Glasgow and took over a small garden centre in Bearsden, expanding it considerably.
With the market changing, I let my garden shop in West George Street to an Art Gallery, which was mostly selling prints. Unfortunately, that gallery went into receivership and rather than simply let it fail, I took it on board along with the two members of staff who had been made redundant.
The unexpected start of a new career!
As you can imagine, moving from horticulture to art had an incredible learning curve, but one that I fell in love with. I opened a small unit in Princess Square for a year then moved into 166 Hope Street Glasgow in 2014, where we still are today.
The gallery is in a super corner position, across two floors with six large windows that are perfect for displaying our original paintings of which we have around 200 at any one time.
I’ve made a lot of mistakes along the way, the kind you can only make from going all-in when you find a passion for something – but I wouldn’t regret a single moment.