Friday: What's on at the Fair...

The Fresh: Art Fair is open from 11am to 6pm today - Friday 26th April.

In 2019 there are 18 new exhibitors bringing 150 new artists together with new artists from 33 returning exhibitors. Altogether there are 62 galleries selling over 5000 original paintings, prints, sculptures, glass and ceramics.

If you’re a frequent art fair visitor you’ll always find some exhibitors at Fresh: that you haven’t encountered before. We seek out quality galleries that are seldom seen on the UK art fair circuit. You may see them in New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and San Francisco…now you can see them in Cheltenham.



At 1pm and again at 3pm: ‘How to Buy Art’ with Alison Bevan, Director of the Royal West of England Academy. In the Talks Room off the Balcony.

At 2pm and again at 4pm: ‘All About Framing’ by London and Cotswold frame-makers Darbyshire. In the foyer.


Throughout the day in Studio 1 Jim Starr, painter and master printmaker will be demonstrating the art of screen printing. Jim’s work has been exhibited widely in London, Paris, Venice, Chicago, Singapore, Tokyo, Palm Beach and most recently at the new Bulgari gallery in Rome. Jim is represented at the Fresh: Art Fair by the Paragon Gallery (Stand 51).

From 11am until 2pm Sally Wyatt from Hadfield Fine Art (Stand 3) will be demonstrating live with an abstract view of the natural landscape delivered chiefly in oil on board or watercolour.

From 3pm until 6pm Rupert Aker of Kingfisher Art (Stand 8) will be bringing a great sweeping Cotswold landscape to life in oil with a palette knife. It will be wonderful to watch him work.

Alice Tollworthy