After two years painstakingly restoring this beautiful old grain store located outside Stockbridge, Nadia Waterfield Fine Art is now proud to call this wonderful, light-filled and creative space, home. Now, as one of the largest galleries in Hampshire, the new space not only allows Nadia to realise her ambition of bringing together as much talent as possible under one roof with artwork from over 60 artists but also the freedom to exhibit larger and more diverse paintings and sculptures.
The Nadia Waterfield Fine Art Autumn Exhibition, which opens on October 10th and runs until the end of October, is, as ever, a rich and stimulating selection of paintings, sculptures and ceramics, carefully curated from artists across the country. However Nadia is particularly excited this year to introduce new work from further afield, featuring artists from Perth, Australia, Andalusia and North Carolina.
The Autumn Exhibition represents work from both well established artists, along with rarer finds from lesser known painters and emerging talent, and boasts an intriguing cross-section of subjects, media and genres, handpicked to appeal to all tastes and budgets. Nadia, an artist herself, is fastidious about keeping her exhibitions, fresh, relevant and exciting and travels the country visiting artists’ studios and building relationships with her artists to ensure a greater understanding of their subject matter and what inspires them. During the show Nadia will be on hand to share her expertise and help clients choose exactly what it is they want – finding that ‘just right’ piece for someone to cherish is a passion of Nadia’s.
The ethos behind the Nadia Waterfield Fine Art Gallery is to provide a space which allows paintings and sculptures to be enjoyed in a relaxed yet professional environment. The gallery is beautifully appointed with stylish rugs, lamps, tables, chairs – also for sale – which provide a warm, intimate backdrop to the paintings, sculptures and ceramics. There’s a coffee area to relax in, plenty of parking and lovely dog walks in the stunning environs. The gallery is open throughout the year every Thursday, Friday and Saturday and by appointment. Visitors can expect an ever-changing portfolio of art work which is constantly updated so there’s always something to intrigue.
Nadia’s long-term vision for the gallery is for it to be an artistic hub where lovers of all things art related can congregate and share ideas and expertise. With a series of select and mixed shows during the year, the gallery is not only a shop window for artists both established and new, but also it runs an extensive programme of inspiring lectures and workshops. Top art tutors take workshops for adults teaching a variety of skills, mediums and subjects from expressive drawing to painting in oils.
Similarly workshops for children and art scholars are equally diverse ranging from making Easter bonnets to getting an A level portfolio up to scratch. The art lecture schedule runs in conjunction with major art exhibitions taking place in London and leading art lecturers and curators come to talk. Check out The Pre -Raphaelites, Sex and Revolution in Victorian England on October 31st which is guaranteed to keep everyone on the edge of their seats!
The new Nadia Waterfield Fine Art gallery signifies the beginning of an exciting era for this cutting-edge contemporary art gallery and as a result of its success, Nadia is excited to open a sister gallery in Bruton, Dorset.
The Old Grain Store, Nr Stockbridge, Hampshire, SP11 7LF