Burford Art Gallery
Creativity is one of the greatest motivations behind Burford. Beautiful and beautifully designed artefacts are integral to the ethos behind the company. The Gallery, now into its second decade, has been a revelation. This year we have taken the concept further and created a Sculpture Garden at the back of the Gallery where we are able to show inspirational stone and metal sculptures in the setting for which they were intended – out in the open.
Inside the Gallery we have an intriguing and diverse collection of contemporary paintings, from abstract landscapes all the way to highly detailed still lifes; featured artists have used a variety of media: oil paint, watercolour, and mixed media, on canvas, board, and handmade paper. Also arranged amongst these many paintings are other captivating sculptures, more appropriate for interior settings. Finally, to change the pace, we also show a carefully curated collection of vintage paintings.
As our founder, Nigel Johnson, writes:
" Art, and supporting artists, are deep interests of mine, which started when I studied Art History at university. Thereafter, it seemed a natural progression to open a gallery to showcase the talent of creators that I admire, including local artists, some emerging artists, and some of national repute.
We showcase a selection of art styles and materials, and the collection particularly reflects my personal interest in landscape, still life and figurative work.
A further development this year has been our addition of a sculpture garden adjacent to the indoor art space. Here, set amongst the plants and water, sculpture can be seen in a natural setting, with the light and shade providing an ever-changing dimension to the work. We have both natural stone and metal pieces for the pleasure of the traditionalist or modernist.
I'm pleased to see the impact of the natural pond we have created…with plenty of insects sharing space with the art!
Our website cannot do full justice to the work in our gallery, so please do visit to see the work first-hand. The space is light, airy, and pleasant to walk around.
Nigel Johnson "
To find the Gallery, simply turn right at the main entrance and then right again, continue through to access the Sculpture Garden; opening hours are the same as the store: 9.00 - 6.00, Monday to Saturday, 11.00 – 5.00 on Sunday.