Carnes Fine Art is celebrating 10 years in business this December. The Company has grown so much through what has been a turbulent decade! We’ve all experienced the fallout of the financial crash of 2008 which culminated in years of austerity and a world recession…next to the worries and affects of Brexit and…finally a world pandemic…it’s been quite a decade. Let’s hope the next ten years goes a little easy on us all. Despite the challenges, Carnes Fine Art remains strong, due to hard work and loyal clients…thank you all so much, without your custom and the artists who continuously create beautiful artworks, we would not be here. A special heartfelt thank you to my family for always supporting and encouraging me from the outset and at every stage.
I officially started Carnes Fine Art on the 14th December 2011. Initially concentrating on traditional works of art, exhibiting at Fine Art & Antique Fairs across the UK, which I continue to enjoy and actively support. Three years ago I opened the gallery at Cedar Farm with the main aim of bringing the very best artwork to Lancashire by UK leading artists and to source rare collectible works from around the world.
Unfortunately, due to Covid and the ever evolving variants that keep popping up, we are unable to hold a 10th anniversary event this December but we will celebrate with you all at some point in the future, hopefully in the summertime when the weather is nice and warm.
We have some super artwork recently arrived in the gallery and lots more on the way from Clare Shaughnessy, Amanda Jackson, Philip Gerrard, Sandie Henderson, Alex Fleming, Jean Pritchard, Simon Whitfield and Michael Demain. I have also been busy sourcing some special pieces, including works by Salford artist Harold Riley, rare collectible pieces by The Mouseman of Yorkshire Robert Thompson, a very early Rhino sculpture by one of the UK’s most celebrated sculptors Hamish Mackie, unseen work by Donald McIntyre and much more..! I have recently acquired a number of older works including a very special painting by the last principle portrait painter of Queen Victoria, James Sant along with a work by the distinguished 19th Century Landscape artist Sidney Richard Percy. All of these incredible pieces will be added to our website over the coming weeks.
Please note, the Gallery will close at 2:00pm on Christmas Eve and reopen on Wednesday 12th January 2022.
On behalf of Carnes Fine Art and the artists I proudly represent, thank you again for your valued business and ongoing support. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require further information or assistance with any works in our collection.
I would like to wish you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas and best wishes for 2022.