I’ve recently moved studio and have combined it with a dedicated gallery close to my home in Saffron Walden. Below I’ve included some details on how to get to the gallery/studio as well as some info about the great town which I call home, which I hope should entice you to come visit soon
“The obvious reason for why I chose Saffron Walden for setting up my gallery and studio here 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, 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 (or Cambridge) and get off at Audley End station.
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 shear beauty, the town has showcased a enclave of creative talent. Local artists Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious are two of the more celebrated artist and on permanent display at the Fry Gallery which I have enjoyed visiting ever since I moved into Saffron Walden.
Pictured above - 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. Run almost entirely by local volunteers this is one of the jewels of the town.
Fry Art Gallery
I discovered Fry Art Gallery not long after I moved in. 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 gallery. But what brings it to life are the original Edward Bawden prints and painting from other local artists. Entry is free. For more information check Fry Gallery online.
Audley End House
Bordering onto Saffron Walden, about 2km away, you'll find this magnificent stately home which is now part of English Heritage. I often go on evening walks around the estate and never get tired of the grandeur of this place. Well worth a visit.