Gallery 23 was opened in November 2012 by Christine Ormsby and Peter Aitchison.
Christine specialises in watercolour, pastel and mixed media while Peter is a professional photographer with over 30 years experience, specialising in urban landscapes from both the UK and abroad. Christine and Peter like to encourage local talent and are always on the lookout for new artists to display, for sale, in both galleries. We offer contemporary original artwork at competitive prices and to suit all tastes. Starting a fine art collection can be a little daunting and you can find much advise online, however the best advise is to buy what you like. A good collection represents you. So keep it representative. Edit what doesn’t fit. Build on what does. And keep records! Where you purchased your pieces, from whom, and what you paid, is important information that will add provenance to your pieces.
Gallery 23 have been handpicked and has succeeded in its application to the organization “Own Art” . Own Art is an Arts Council England initiative operated by Creative United, a registered trademark of Creative Sector Services CIC a Community Interest Company, in partnership with Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and our credit provider Hitachi Capital Consumer Finance. The aims of the scheme are:
To enable more people to live with the art they love
To promote the presentation and sale of high quality works of art through a network of visual arts venues and galleries across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland;
To support contemporary artists by encouraging increased sales of work across a breadth of practice
Own Art makes buying starting your collection and buying art easy and affordable by letting you spread the cost of your purchase over 10 months interest free - the customer pays no fees or charges at all.
In addition to this fantastic news from Gallery 23, the proprietor, Peter Aitchison has had a picture chosen to be exhibited in Paris at the Salon de la Photo , one of the biggest shows in Europe and will be going to Paris to see it hung in place.