The gallery was established in 2016 by Cheri Hunston, herself an artist. Cheri’s vision for the gallery was to not only represent the best artists and artwork in the Southwest, but also to create an artistic community on Dartmoor whilst also protecting the artists’ interests. Being an artist herself, Cheri has many years experience of the artworld, not only as an artist, but as both an agent and gallery owner.
Being an independent gallery means that we represent the artists directly. We do not sell mass produced published art like many mainstream galleries; consequently our artists always take a larger percentage and you really are supporting local artists. Big galleries often buy from art publishers and the artist gets only a very small percentage. Not only that, you won’t find any of our work in every city in the UK, in fact you probably won’t find it anywhere else. We look for quality, exclusivity,originality and uniqueness.
Owner Cheri with Claude,
the gallery dog.
We are a friendly, independent art gallery, representing the finest artists who work on Dartmoor and across the Southwest. We represent over fourty artists from Bristol to the Scilly Isles.We also represent five artist estates with work from 1940 to 2018. We pride ourselves on our good, old- fashioned customer service, friendly approach and expertise.
What we Offer
Our gallery premises are located in a 200 year old Sunday School on Chapel Lane, Horrabridge, in Dartmoor National Park. The chapel has long since gone, but luckily, the Sunday school still stands. Horrabridge is an unassuming Dartmoor village, nestled between the hills and tors of Dartmoor National Park. Horrabridge village is split by the River Walkham and access is by a 15th Century pack-horse bridge (originally built in 1260). The name Horrabridge is thought to come from ‘Horra’ meaning boundary.
The old chapel with the sunday school in the background. Photo courtesy of Jill Fitzsimmons
There are lovely walks to open moorland either side of the village, a bakery, local store and two great country pubs within walking distance of the gallery.
The National Trust: Buckland Abbey, The Garden House and World Heritage Town of Tavistock are all just ten minutes away.
We represent young, emerging artists to well established and internationally recognised artists. So, whether it is finding something new and exciting for a specific place, or an investment piece, we have it all! So do come and say hello!
Dogs, muddy boots and cyclists are welcome.
Parking is directly in front of the gallery.
If you have seen something on the website and wish to view it in person then please just get in touch and we can have it ready for you to view.
If you require expert advice on art investments or guidance on suitable art for your home then we are here to help.
It’s always best to make an appointment with owner, Cheri, so that she can discuss your needs and have suitable work to show you on your arrival.
You could also give us a call on 01822 258539 if you prefer.
Cheri is generally in the gallery Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.