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Art at the Heart of Taunton

PUBLISHED: 01:16 23 July 2011 | UPDATED: 19:44 20 February 2013

Somerset Life visits the Artroom Galleries in Taunton to discover a stylish and innovative gallery offering a dynamic and rewarding fine art experience

Somerset Life visits the Artroom Galleries in Taunton to discover a stylish and innovative gallery offering a dynamic and rewarding fine art experience



From original paintings to limited-edition prints, sculptures and art books, the Artroom Galleries, ideally located at the heart of our county town, presents the very best in international contemporary art and combines art retailing with art dealing, offering new art buyers paintings and editions at introductory pricing, whilst allowing collectors to purchase major pieces of art.


Since opening in 1999, the gallery has become synonymous with breathtaking award-winning artwork and the collection is characterised by innovation and diversity, with styles ranging from vibrant florals to captivating childhood figures, to enchanting landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes.


Originally positioned on East Reach, the gallery moved to a light and spacious new location on Corporation Street in July 2010. Designed to the highest specification, this exceptionally elegant environment houses the most collectable contemporary art on the market. The Artroom Galleries has an enviable reputation within the art industry and the community, offering a varied range of high-profile artists including: one of the nations favourites, Rolf Harris CBE; the UKs best-selling artist, Doug Hyde; the Face of Modern Impressionism, Sherree Valentine Daines; and the 2011 official Portrait Painter of HRH The Queen, Darren Baker.


With home improvement and interior design retaining their massive popularity, the Artroom Galleries offers an exciting collection of art to feed the growing demand for the highest quality contemporary artwork to add something special to a home or office. Its artists work is popular with a varied list of celebrity collectors including Robbie Coltrane, Gary Lineker, Bertie Ahern, Sting, Jonny Wilkinson, Martin Clunes, and even members of the royal family.


The team keeps its clientele up-to-date with new releases and exciting new trends and innovations in the contemporary art world. The gallery website is a great place to see brand-new artwork, with hundreds of images online offering a compact overview of the entire portfolio. It also hosts a wealth of artist information, including biographies, accolades and awards, and it is a good place to catch up on the latest information about forthcoming events and exhibitions.


Throughout 2011 the gallery has a tempting calendar of events and has already hosted two well-received artist in attendance exhibitions this year, with cityscape virtuoso Csilla Orban and seascape maestro Ben Payne at the gallery. These events offer art lovers in and around Taunton, and beyond, the exciting opportunity to meet the artist in person and the unique experience of listening to their thoughts and inspirations. They can even have their artwork personally dedicated if they wish.




We are passionate about the business and it is a real honour to be able to share our love of art with the people of the town




The philosophy of the team at Artroom Galleries is, quite simply, to deliver more than is expected. Ensuring that the experience of buying art is a completely relaxed and enjoyable one means that the gallery has captivated the attention of an entirely new audience to the world of collectable fine art making art accessible to all. Dave Hughes, owner of the Artroom Galleries, is enthusiastic about the gallery: Last summer, we were delighted to move to larger premises on Corporation Street and have the opportunity to showcase a much larger selection of award-winning artwork in Taunton. We are so passionate about the business and it is a real honour to be able to share our love of art with the people of the town. This last year has been a thrilling chapter in our lives and we are elated at the prospect of bringing lots more new and exciting artwork to a captivated audience of art lovers in Taunton and hosting more artists-in-attendance events in the future.


The comforts of freshly brewed coffee and soft furnishings ensure that the viewing areas offer a real home-from-home feel and create a relaxed ambience throughout the gallery space. The highly knowledgeable team have the experience to help their clientele chose the perfect piece and provide the background to the artists and their work, as well as advise on all aspects of collecting art, from hanging and framing to buying for the home or workplace. They take care to understand their customers requirements, sourcing end-of edition artwork and originals for every individual specification, for example. The gallery also offers interest-free credit, which gives its clientele the opportunity for flexible payment plans, ensuring that the art-buying experience is financially comfortable as well. Above all, the team are totally committed to sharing their passion for art.

Somerset Life visits the Artroom Galleries in Taunton to discover a stylish and innovative gallery offering a dynamic and rewarding fine art experience



From original paintings to limited-edition prints, sculptures and art books, the Artroom Galleries, ideally located at the heart of our county town, presents the very best in international contemporary art and combines art retailing with art dealing, offering new art buyers paintings and editions at introductory pricing, whilst allowing collectors to purchase major pieces of art.


Since opening in 1999, the gallery has become synonymous with breathtaking award-winning artwork and the collection is characterised by innovation and diversity, with styles ranging from vibrant florals to captivating childhood figures, to enchanting landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes.


Originally positioned on East Reach, the gallery moved to a light and spacious new location on Corporation Street in July 2010. Designed to the highest specification, this exceptionally elegant environment houses the most collectable contemporary art on the market. The Artroom Galleries has an enviable reputation within the art industry and the community, offering a varied range of high-profile artists including: one of the nations favourites, Rolf Harris CBE; the UKs best-selling artist, Doug Hyde; the Face of Modern Impressionism, Sherree Valentine Daines; and the 2011 official Portrait Painter of HRH The Queen, Darren Baker.


With home improvement and interior design retaining their massive popularity, the Artroom Galleries offers an exciting collection of art to feed the growing demand for the highest quality contemporary artwork to add something special to a home or office. Its artists work is popular with a varied list of celebrity collectors including Robbie Coltrane, Gary Lineker, Bertie Ahern, Sting, Jonny Wilkinson, Martin Clunes, and even members of the royal family.


The team keeps its clientele up-to-date with new releases and exciting new trends and innovations in the contemporary art world. The gallery website is a great place to see brand-new artwork, with hundreds of images online offering a compact overview of the entire portfolio. It also hosts a wealth of artist information, including biographies, accolades and awards, and it is a good place to catch up on the latest information about forthcoming events and exhibitions.


Throughout 2011 the gallery has a tempting calendar of events and has already hosted two well-received artist in attendance exhibitions this year, with cityscape virtuoso Csilla Orban and seascape maestro Ben Payne at the gallery. These events offer art lovers in and around Taunton, and beyond, the exciting opportunity to meet the artist in person and the unique experience of listening to their thoughts and inspirations. They can even have their artwork personally dedicated if they wish.




We are passionate about the business and it is a real honour to be able to share our love of art with the people of the town




The philosophy of the team at Artroom Galleries is, quite simply, to deliver more than is expected. Ensuring that the experience of buying art is a completely relaxed and enjoyable one means that the gallery has captivated the attention of an entirely new audience to the world of collectable fine art making art accessible to all. Dave Hughes, owner of the Artroom Galleries, is enthusiastic about the gallery: Last summer, we were delighted to move to larger premises on Corporation Street and have the opportunity to showcase a much larger selection of award-winning artwork in Taunton. We are so passionate about the business and it is a real honour to be able to share our love of art with the people of the town. This last year has been a thrilling chapter in our lives and we are elated at the prospect of bringing lots more new and exciting artwork to a captivated audience of art lovers in Taunton and hosting more artists-in-attendance events in the future.


The comforts of freshly brewed coffee and soft furnishings ensure that the viewing areas offer a real home-from-home feel and create a relaxed ambience throughout the gallery space. The highly knowledgeable team have the experience to help their clientele chose the perfect piece and provide the background to the artists and their work, as well as advise on all aspects of collecting art, from hanging and framing to buying for the home or workplace. They take care to understand their customers requirements, sourcing end-of edition artwork and originals for every individual specification, for example. The gallery also offers interest-free credit, which gives its clientele the opportunity for flexible payment plans, ensuring that the art-buying experience is financially comfortable as well. Above all, the team are totally committed to sharing their passion for art.

Somerset Life visits the Artroom Galleries in Taunton to discover a stylish and innovative gallery offering a dynamic and rewarding fine art experience



From original paintings to limited-edition prints, sculptures and art books, the Artroom Galleries, ideally located at the heart of our county town, presents the very best in international contemporary art and combines art retailing with art dealing, offering new art buyers paintings and editions at introductory pricing, whilst allowing collectors to purchase major pieces of art.


Since opening in 1999, the gallery has become synonymous with breathtaking award-winning artwork and the collection is characterised by innovation and diversity, with styles ranging from vibrant florals to captivating childhood figures, to enchanting landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes.


Originally positioned on East Reach, the gallery moved to a light and spacious new location on Corporation Street in July 2010. Designed to the highest specification, this exceptionally elegant environment houses the most collectable contemporary art on the market. The Artroom Galleries has an enviable reputation within the art industry and the community, offering a varied range of high-profile artists including: one of the nations favourites, Rolf Harris CBE; the UKs best-selling artist, Doug Hyde; the Face of Modern Impressionism, Sherree Valentine Daines; and the 2011 official Portrait Painter of HRH The Queen, Darren Baker.


With home improvement and interior design retaining their massive popularity, the Artroom Galleries offers an exciting collection of art to feed the growing demand for the highest quality contemporary artwork to add something special to a home or office. Its artists work is popular with a varied list of celebrity collectors including Robbie Coltrane, Gary Lineker, Bertie Ahern, Sting, Jonny Wilkinson, Martin Clunes, and even members of the royal family.


The team keeps its clientele up-to-date with new releases and exciting new trends and innovations in the contemporary art world. The gallery website is a great place to see brand-new artwork, with hundreds of images online offering a compact overview of the entire portfolio. It also hosts a wealth of artist information, including biographies, accolades and awards, and it is a good place to catch up on the latest information about forthcoming events and exhibitions.


Throughout 2011 the gallery has a tempting calendar of events and has already hosted two well-received artist in attendance exhibitions this year, with cityscape virtuoso Csilla Orban and seascape maestro Ben Payne at the gallery. These events offer art lovers in and around Taunton, and beyond, the exciting opportunity to meet the artist in person and the unique experience of listening to their thoughts and inspirations. They can even have their artwork personally dedicated if they wish.




We are passionate about the business and it is a real honour to be able to share our love of art with the people of the town




The philosophy of the team at Artroom Galleries is, quite simply, to deliver more than is expected. Ensuring that the experience of buying art is a completely relaxed and enjoyable one means that the gallery has captivated the attention of an entirely new audience to the world of collectable fine art making art accessible to all. Dave Hughes, owner of the Artroom Galleries, is enthusiastic about the gallery: Last summer, we were delighted to move to larger premises on Corporation Street and have the opportunity to showcase a much larger selection of award-winning artwork in Taunton. We are so passionate about the business and it is a real honour to be able to share our love of art with the people of the town. This last year has been a thrilling chapter in our lives and we are elated at the prospect of bringing lots more new and exciting artwork to a captivated audience of art lovers in Taunton and hosting more artists-in-attendance events in the future.


The comforts of freshly brewed coffee and soft furnishings ensure that the viewing areas offer a real home-from-home feel and create a relaxed ambience throughout the gallery space. The highly knowledgeable team have the experience to help their clientele chose the perfect piece and provide the background to the artists and their work, as well as advise on all aspects of collecting art, from hanging and framing to buying for the home or workplace. They take care to understand their customers requirements, sourcing end-of edition artwork and originals for every individual specification, for example. The gallery also offers interest-free credit, which gives its clientele the opportunity for flexible payment plans, ensuring that the art-buying experience is financially comfortable as well. Above all, the team are totally committed to sharing their passion for art.

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