My studio and gallery can be found in the small market town of Saffron Walden. I set up the space towards the end of 2020 - wanting a dedicated space to create work that's close to my home. Below I’ve included some details on how to get to the studio and gallery, as well as some info about Saffron Walden. It's a great market town so i'd encourage you to come and visit.
“The reason I chose Saffron Walden for my gallery and studio is because it's where my home is. I have a strong connection with the town. In many ways it's helped inspire my art”.
Saffron Walden is a market town in the Uttlesford district of Essex, England. It's situated 12 miles north of Bishop's Stortford, 15 miles south of Cambridge and 43 miles north of London. It’s easiest to get here by car, but if you are an eco-warrier you can take a train from either London Liverpool St (or Cambridge) and get off at Audley End station. Or, you can cycle all that way. Your call.
17 Church St
Monday - Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday - Sunday by appointment only
Things to see and do in Saffron Walden
It may not be the centre of the world for art, but Saffron Walden has a lot going for it. Besides its history, cobbled streets and eclectic mix of period properties, the town has showcased an enclave of creative talent. Local artists Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious are two of the more celebrated artists and are on permanent display at the Fry Gallery which I have enjoyed visiting ever since I moved to Saffron Walden.
Pictured above - the ever popular farmers market every Tuesday and Saturday.
Bridge End Gardens
Tucked away to the north side of town you can find, what I think, is one of the most beautiful public parks in the UK. The first time I saw it I was amazed. Ran almost entirely by local volunteers Bridge End Gardens is one of the jewels of the town.
Fry Art Gallery
I discovered Fry Art Gallery not long after I moved to Saffron Walden. It has a deceivingly small entrance that you could easily wander past if you didn't see the sign directing you to walk down the picturesque alley to access it. Once you get in the gallery space opens up. I immediately fell in love with the ageless charm of the space. But, what brings it to life are the original Edward Bawden prints and paintings from other local artists. Entry is free. For more information check Fry Gallery online.
Audley End House
Bordering the outskirts of Saffron Walden, about 2km away, you'll find this magnificent stately home which is now part of English Heritage. I often go for evening walks around the estate and never get tired of the grandeur of this place. Well worth a visit.