Flying Colours Gallery, Chelsea
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Past Exhibitions

British Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery - 28 Sep - 1 Oct 2023

British Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery - 29 Sep - 2 Oct 2022

Autumn Exhibition of Gallery Artists - 6 Oct - 11 Dec 2020

Summer Exhibition of Gallery Artists - 11 Aug - 5 Oct 2020

Catherine Forshall Solo Exhibition - 10 Jun - 11 Jul 2019

Scottish artist Catherine Forshall is one of the most exciting coastal painters working in the UK today.

This new exhibition, the fourth at Flying Colours Gallery, comprises lively, colourful paintings of her greatest inspirations: the shores of Devon and Cornwall.

The coast has long been a source of inspiration in Forshall's work and, over the years, wherever she’s been living, the sea has never been far from her thoughts and artistry. Rock pools, shells, oysters, lobsters and the plant-life that flourish along the shore are all portrayed.

The exhibition coincides with a 7 page article about the artist in Country Living magazine, July 2019 edition

She has exhibited with Flying Colours Gallery since 2010 and her paintings are widely admired and held in private collections in the UK, Europe, Australia and North America.

The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair - 10 - 12 May 2019

The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair returns for its fifth year to The Marquee, Petworth Park, from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 May 2019.

Organised by The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited, the fair is held in a purpose-built marquee in the grounds of Petworth Park. Flying Colours Gallery has Stand 40.

The Fair features over 50 exhibitors from around the country, all bringing their finest wares, and the majority are members of the UK's two leading associations for professional art and antique dealers - BADA and LAPADA The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers.

A great range of objects will be available to see and buy: the finest paintings, silver, sculpture, furniture, jewellery and ceramics, and other works of art from the ancient to the contemporary.

Christmas Exhibition - 5 - 18 Dec 2018

Flying Colours Gallery is pleased to host an exhibition of nine emerging artists, curated by Beatrice Hasell-McCosh.

The exhibition presents a selection of recent paintings and drawings, bringing together a group of exciting and very unique styles.

Exhibiting artists: Beatrice Hasell-McCosh, Lily Irwin, Millie Straker, Alice Boggis-Rolfe,
Clementine St John Webster, Sophia Dunbar, Tyga Helme, Beatrice Forshall and Christabel Forbes.

Opening times
5 -12 December, 10-5pm (closed Sunday)
13-18 December by appointment

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Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair - 10 Jan - 13 Nov 2018

We are delighted to be participating in this terrific event in Grosvenor Square, taking bronzes by Clare Trenchard, paintings by Colin Fraser
and other fabulous artworks.

The fair features distinguished specialist exhibitors, drawn primarily from BADA and LAPADA (The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers) and showcasing exclusive paintings, sculpture, furniture, silver, jewellery, and many other decorative objects spanning the centuries.

Please email us at for complimentary tickets.

LAPADA Fair - 13 - 19 Sep 2018

We are looking forward to our third LAPADA Fair in Berkeley Square, the heart of London's Mayfair. We love being surrounded by fine furniture and jewellery and greeting many friends old and new on our large stand in the central hall, B7.
This year we are delighted to welcome back Colin Fraser with his sublime egg-tempera paintings, and to introduce the work of Douglas Davies. Also showing lifesize bronze wolves by Clare Trenchard, and paintings by John Cunningham, Oona Campbell, Catherine Forshall, Latvian artist Juris Jurjans and other fabulous gallery artists.

Edinburgh International Festival Exhibition 2018 - 11 - 19 Aug 2018

Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm

We are greatly looking forward to our annual Edinburgh Exhibition, where the gallery began in 1986.
This year, 2018, we are showing fine paintings by Shona Barr, John Cunningham, Catherine Forshall, Colin Fraser, Stephen Mangan and Jean Martin, and bronze sculptures by Clare Trenchard.

We are taking a large gallery space at 6a Dundas Street in Central Edinburgh and hope that many collectors and other friends will visit.

The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair - 11 - 13 May 2018

The famous National Trust property in the picturesque market town of Petworth is a venue that attracts thousands of visitors all year round, from Sussex and much further afield.

The much-heralded Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair takes place every Spring and has around 50 exhibitors, predominantly members of BADA and LAPADA.

As well as contemporary and antique works of art the fair will showcase furniture, jewellery and watches, silver, ceramics, glassware and many other decorative and unique items spanning the centuries.

Open: Friday 11 May 11 - 8, Saturday 12 May 10.30 - 6, Sunday 13 May 10.30 - 5.

Please email for complimentary tickets.

The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair 2018 - 4 - 8 Jan 2018

The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair at The London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square is a traditional, high quality event featuring over forty stands in the Westminster Ballroom and foyer.

Now firmly established as the first major event of the new year in London, the fair offers a wide variety of objects and works of art spanning the centuries with exhibitors primarily drawn from BADA and LAPADA.

Please email for complimentary tickets.

Autumn Exhibition - 2 Oct - 3 Nov 2017

Exhibition of gallery artists.

LAPADA Fair 2017 - 15 - 20 Sep 2017

The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair in Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London.

Edinburgh International Festival Exhibition - 12 - 19 Aug 2017

Catherine Forshall - 15 - 30 Jun 2017

Chelsea Art Fair - 26 - 30 Apr 2017

Alvaro Petritoli - 3 - 23 Nov 2016

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Charles Simpson - 6 - 28 Oct 2016

Price list

LAPADA Fair - 12 - 18 Sep 2016

Shona Barr Solo Exhibition - 25 May - 30 Jun 2016

Landscapes and Seascapes - 4 Jan - 26 Feb 2016

Catherine Forshall Solo Exhibition - 18 Nov - 22 Dec 2015

Crawfurd Adamson Solo Exhibition - 9 - 30 Oct 2015

Emerson Mayes Solo Exhibition - 15 Sep - 6 Oct 2015

20/21 British Art Fair - 9 - 13 Sep 2015

Edinburgh International Festival Annual Exhibition - 10 - 19 Aug 2015

As ever we are greatly looking forward to returning to Edinburgh, where the gallery was established in 1986, and showing fine paintings by several of the main artists, all Scottish. We are taking a fine gallery space in Dundas Street in central Edinburgh and hoping that many collectors and other friends will visit.

Jean B Martin RSW - 12 Jun - 3 Jul 2015

We are delighted to be giving Jean Martin her sixth Solo Exhibition with the gallery. Her work has come a long way since the first in 1988. Then a pure watercolourist, now Jean applies layer after layer of various mixed media, the result rich, intense and painterly. Based on her travels, the compositions are breath-taking in their complexity, full of symbolism and meaning, and each containing it’s own story and journey.
“Colour and light, culture and history, a sense of place and association all serve to stimulate an imaginative and interpretive response to my visual experience” Jean B Martin
Price list and Press release

Charles Simpson - 30 Apr - 5 Jun 2015

20/21 International Art Fair - 14 - 17 May 2015

Lively and eclectic art fair at the Royal College of Art Kensington Gore London SW7. Visit us on Stand 23. Please contact us for complimentary invitations.

Jennifer Anderson - 12 Mar - 24 Apr 2015

Price list and Biography

Stephen Mangan - 25 Jan - 27 Feb 2015

Christmas exhibition 2015 - 4 - 19 Dec 2014

20/21 British Art Fair - 10 - 14 Sep 2014

Summer Exhibition in Scotland - 4 - 13 Aug 2014

Ingrid Wilkins - 8 May - 6 Jun 2014

Christmas Pop-Up at 123 Sydney Street - 9 - 22 Dec 2013

Currently Flying Colours Gallery is exhibiting in a fabulous street-front gallery at 123 Sydney Street London SW3 6NR. It adjoins The Chelsea Gardener, where Christmas trees and mistletoe are flying out the door. Over fifty paintings by most of our main artists are showing in a light and lovely space with crackling fires and direct access through to the huge and famous garden shop. Monday to Saturday 10 to 6, Sunday 12 to 6

Charles Simpson Solo Exhibition - 14 Nov - 6 Dec 2013

Shona Barr Solo Exhibition - 17 Oct - 12 Nov 2013

20/21 British Art Fair - 11 - 15 Sep 2013

Francis Farmar - 2 - 24 May 2013

Peter White Solo Exhibition - 28 Feb - 28 Mar 2013

Pam Hawkes Solo Exhibition - 6 Dec - 31 Jan 2013

Ethel Walker Solo Exhibition in Edinburgh - 23 Nov - 1 Dec 2012

Stephen Mangan Solo Exhibition - 29 Oct - 23 Nov 2012

Catherine Forshall Solo Exhibition - 9 - 26 Oct 2012

20/21 British Art Fair - 12 - 16 Sep 2012

Grand Art Fair at Grand Designs Live 2012 - 5 - 13 May 2012

Glasgow Art Show - 22 - 25 Mar 2012

Emma Davis RSW and Liz Knox Joint Exhibition - 18 Jan - 17 Feb 2012

Christmas Exhibition - 24 Nov - 23 Dec 2011

Ingrid Wilkins and Peter White Joint Exhibition - 24 Oct - 5 Nov 2011

ArtLondon - 6 - 10 Oct 2011

The art fair Art London was founded in 1999 and is now in it's 13th year. The 80 galleries exhibiting comprise an eclectic and cosmopolitan mix from all over the world . It is held in the heart of Chelsea close to the Saatchi Gallery and has an enthusiastic and loyal clientele. On our large stand we will be showing striking fish paintings by Catherine Forshall also still life paintings by Claire Harrigan RSW and Sandy Murphy RGI RSW and Shona Barr's dynamic seascapes.

20/21 British Art Fair - 14 - 18 Sep 2011

This superior art fair is an important annual event, with 60 top UK galleries showing British Art from 1900 to the present day and attracting discerning collectors. We will be exhibiting figurative artists Pam Hawkes, Anthony Scullion RGI and Stephen Mangan and abstract work by Ingrid Wilkins.

A Silver Celebration - 16 - 27 Aug 2011

To celebrate our 25th anniversary we will return to Edinburgh, where the gallery started in 1986, and showcase work by top gallery artists including Shona Barr, John Cunningham RGI, Stephen Mangan, Jean B Martin RSW, Anthony Scullion RGI, Ethel Walker and many others. The exhibition will be held during the Edinburgh International Festival.

Dundas Street Gallery, 6a Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6HZ

Shona Barr Solo Exhibition - 8 Jun - 1 Jul 2011

Shona Barr has exhibited successfully with Flying Colours Gallery for more than two decades. She graduated from Glasgow Art School in the late 1980's and had her first solo exhibition in 1989 when the gallery was based in Edinburgh.
In this 14th solo show Barr returns to familiar subjects, the Scottish landscapes close to home and the vibrant flower paintings for which she is well-known. She also includes paintings from a recent trip to Cumbria, in these her spontaneous brushstrokes and bold use of colour, are as fresh as ever.
Barr has a unique and distinctive style and conveys the changing seasons with aplomb, combining exquisite colour harmonies with bold inventive compositions.

British Summer Time - Group Show of Gallery Artists - 11 - 27 May 2011

Anthony Scullion RGI Solo Exhibition - 24 Mar - 15 Apr 2011

Anthony Scullion is a highly-rated contemporary Scottish artist who is able to convey intense emotion through his figurative works. He has a unique vision and paints with a light rhythmic touch. Scullion allows space around his subjects giving heightened importance to the figure itself. Following much critical and commercial success during 11 years of exhibiting here, we are looking forward to showing new work by Anthony Scullion in his 5th solo exhibition at Flying Colours Gallery.

Christopher Baker - Solo Exhibition 'Archipelago Collection' - 4 - 18 Mar 2011

In 2009 the award-winning film maker Joanna Hogg (sister of Flying Colours Gallery owner Jane Houldsworth) asked the landscape painter Christopher Baker to play the role of an artist in her film Archipelago, set on Tresco in the Isles of Scilly. The works in this exhibition, carried out during the making of the film both on and off the film set, depict the unique island landscape. They provide a portrayal in oil paint, watercolour and charcoal of an artist's first experience in front of the camera. Archipelago is in cinemas across London and the UK from March 4th.

Christmas Colours - 23 Nov - 23 Dec 2010

Exhibition of Paintings by Gallery Artists

Francis Farmar Solo Exhibition - 20 Oct - 5 Nov 2010

After his highly successful solo show in 2008, we are delighted to be exhibiting new work by Francis Farmar in the autumn. His work has its own distinctive and charming style and his panoramic views are much sought after by collectors world-wide. For this exhibition, Farmar will concentrate on paintings of both London subjects and also the West Country.

Stephen Mangan Solo Exhibition - 1 - 15 Oct 2010

Stephen Mangan's unique perspective on the world focuses on subjects close to home in east-coast Scotland, the beach, the races, the station and the harbour. Mangan's career goes from strength to strength and his work is now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
The exhibition in October is eagerly awaited by his many collectors and fans world-wide and will be his 8th with Flying Colours Gallery.

ArtLondon - 7 - 11 Oct 2010

Since its foundation in 1999, Art London has endeavoured to marry 'serious' art with a welcoming and friendly approach. The fair can be found in a huge and airy temporary structure in the Royal Hospital Grounds, Chelsea. It has always had a cosmopolitan flavour, and this year is no exception; art from China, India, Japan and Vietnam will sit alongside a contingent of Aboriginal art and a host of European galleries. Flying Colours Gallery has participated since the outset and in this 12th year we are looking forward to showcasing artists such as Claire Harrigan and Charles Simpson.

20/21 British Art Fair - 15 - 19 Sep 2010

The 20/21 British Art Fair, now in its 23rd year, is the only UK fair specialising exclusively in modern and contemporary British art and thereby offers an enormous variety of art under one roof and also an opportunity to tap into the expertise of 60 leading dealers. Flying Colours Gallery has participated in this fair for the last 7 years and will this year be showing a group of our artists who can hold their own alongside British greats such as Hockney, Hitchens and Hepworth.

Ethel Walker Solo Exhibition at Edinburgh International Festival - 17 - 28 Aug 2010

Having originated in Edinburgh and been based there for ten years Flying Colours Gallery returns annually to the city with a special exhibition during the Edinburgh International Festival, itself in its seventh decade.
In 2010 it is the turn of the successful and skilled Ethel Walker whose landscapes, seascapes and still life subjects always impress. This will be her sixth Solo Exhibition with us and celebrates 21 years of collaboration.

Pam Hawkes Solo Exhibition - 30 Jun - 23 Jul 2010

After showing Pam Hawkes's work successfully at various London art fairs in 2009, we are delighted to be holding a solo exhibition of her work this year. The figurative paintings encompass a narrative angle and she is greatly influenced by religious iconography. Her unusual combination of mixed media (often working in wax and copper leaf as well as traditional oil paint) is key to the originality and success of her paintings.

John Cunningham - New Releases from the artists' Private Collection - 26 May - 18 Jun 2010

The late John Cunningham is an important and highly regarded Scottish artist of the 20th Century. An artistic descendant of the Scottish Colourists, he attended Glasgow School of Art in the 1950's. Cunningham's work is in many private, public and corporate collections world-wide.

At Flying Colours Gallery we are delighted to be exhibiting some prime paintings newly released from the artist's studio and private collection. Cunningham's best loved work, ranging from large colourful still- life paintings to powerfully evocative Scottish landscapes, will be exhibited in this special, one-off, retrospective show.

Glasgow Art Fair - 25 - 28 Mar 2010

Now in its 15th year, the increasingly popular and respected Glasgow Art Fair has maintained a reputation for presenting contemporary art across a wide range of media and artists.
It is the UK's most prestigious contemporary art fair outside London and has become a focal point for the visual arts in Scotland. Over 50 galleries and art organisations from the UK and Europe participate.
Flying Colours Gallery returns to Scotland, where it originated in 1986, to take part every year. We take a large and prominent stand and look forward to showing new work by our Scottish artists.

Patsy McArthur Solo Exhibition - 11 - 26 Feb 2010

In this exhibition Patsy McArthur returns to exploring the human figure. Her combination of unusual perspectives and narratives are intriguing. The figures are either leaping, falling, balancing, or very still. In her picture entitled 'The Pirate, Manhattan' the powerful figure stands motionless as if he is on top of the world.

McArthur's work has been widely exhibited in the UK and she has won several awards and scholarships. This is her second solo show with Flying Colours Gallery.

Christmas Crackers - 9 - 23 Dec 2009

For our Christmas show, the gallery are delighted to be exhibiting small and sparkling new paintings by gallery artists Shona Barr, Alastair Gray, Pam Hawkes, Stephen Mangan, Jean B Martin, Alan McGowan, Sandy Murphy, Anthony Scullion, Ethel Walker and Ingrid Wilkins.

Claire Harrigan RSW Solo Exhibition - 19 Nov - 4 Dec 2009

Flying Colours Gallery is delighted to be mounting an exhibition of new paintings by Claire Harrigan, six years after her last Solo Exhibition with the gallery. In this collection, she focuses on beach paintings made during a trip to the Caribbean and on still life paintings completed on her return home to Scotland. The immediate impact of Claire's work is of heat and light and joy, and the combination of fragmented bold shapes and brilliant colour make her paintings both striking and original.

Jean B Martin RSW Solo Exhibition - 24 Sep - 16 Oct 2009

The gallery is looking forward to Jean B Martin's 5th Solo Exhibition, twenty years on from the first. Her recent trip to Morocco will be featured as well as her much sought after still life paintings.

ArtLondon - 8 - 12 Oct 2009

Art London is an impressive, light and spacious art fair based in the heart of Chelsea amidst the grounds of the Royal Hospital. In 2008 Flying Colours Gallery took a large space and had their most successful fair in 5 years. The artists being shown this year are yet to be announced.

20/21 British Art Fair - 14 - 18 Sep 2009

The 20/21 British Art Fair is held at the Royal College of Art in Kensington Gore. It is renowned as the fair in the British art calendar at which to see and purchase some of the best in British Art from 1900 to present day. Flying Colours gallery will be showing some of its most collectable blue chip artists and introducing figurative artist Pam Hawkes.

Six of the Best at Edinburgh International Festival - 18 - 29 Aug 2009

The Edinburgh International Festival presents a rich program of classical music, theatre, opera and dance in six major theatres and concert halls and a number of smaller venues in late summer each year.
The Festival began in 1947, with the aim of providing 'a platform for the flowering of the human spirit'. Right from the start it inspired people to put on shows of their own outwith the official Festival, and soon these grew into the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Since then half a dozen or so more festivals have grown up around it in a 4-week period in August and early September, and collectively these are often known as 'the Edinburgh Festival'.
Flying Colours Gallery was located in Edinburgh from 1986 to 1995 and has now for many years returned to the city for the central fortnight of the Festival. In 2009 the gallery will show 6 of its major artists; Shona Barr, Stephen Mangan, Sandy Murphy RGI RSW, Tim Pomeroy, Anthony Scullion RGI and Ethel Walker.

Chelsea Festival Exhibition - 13 Jun - 25 Jul 2009

This year, coinciding with the Chelsea Festival Exhibition of the arts, Flying Colours Gallery will be displaying the work of its major gallery artists. This exhibition concentrates on figurative work.

Chelsea Flower Show - 7 - 29 May 2009

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the ultimate event in the gardening year. It sets the latest gardening trends and creates a visual explosion of colours and scents. Cutting-edge garden design and thousands of perfect blooms; top growers and world class designers; scents and sights and shopping galore, Chelsea will be crammed with leading lights, big name designers and the spectacle you'd expect at the world's greatest gardening event!

This year, for the first time, Flying Colours Gallery is proud to present works on a floral theme by Shona Barr, Mary Clare Cornwallis, Jean Martin and Lin Osborn. The exhibition will run concurrently with the Chelsea Flower Show and the 2 venues are located approximately 7 minutes walk from each other.

Glasgow Art Fair - 23 - 26 Apr 2009

Now in its 14th year, the increasingly popular and respected Glasgow Art Fair has maintained a reputation for presenting contemporary art across a wide range of media and artists. It is the country's most prestigious contemporary art fair outside London and has become a focal point for the visual arts in Scotland. Over 50 galleries and art organisations from throughout the UK participate, as well as some overseas galleries.

Flying Colours Gallery will return to Scotland, home of many of the artists shown, to take part. The gallery takes a large and prominent stand near the entrance and looks forward to showing new work by several Glasgow-based artists.

Opening times:
Thursday 23 April 10.30am - 8.00pm
Friday 24 April 10.30am - 6.30pm
Saturday 25 April 10.30am - 6.30pm
Sunday 26 April 10.30am - 6.30pm

Lin Osborn Solo Exhibition - 12 - 27 Mar 2009

Lin Osborn was awarded a scholarship to Harrow School of Art and went on to study at Surrey Institute of Art and Design, graduating in 2001 with a BA Hons in Fine Art. She then attended Winchester School of Art where she became increasingly interested in photography.

Osborn uses a series of small detailed photographs to create her original artworks. The subjects are typically ordinary objects taken from everyday life or the natural world and by repeating a series of images the artist is able to change the original isolated context. 'En masse' the images have a power and beauty.

By focusing on topical themes a spirit of time and place is conveyed. In 'Rainbow' for example, Osborn uses single colour formations, placing together images of trivial household objects. The importance of branding on plastic carrier bags is highlighted, introducing an aspect of commercial and social history that is fast disappearing.

In 'Sunflowers' and 'Poppies' the inspiration comes from the subtle differences between apparently identical natural objects. Other works such as 'Doors' have a historical and architectural interest.

The images comprising 'London' convey the variety and importance of the capital city as it is in 2009. Photographs of tourist paraphernalia are cleverly juxtaposed with views of iconic buildings such as Battersea Power Station.

Winter Exhibition - 3 - 27 Feb 2009

Showing a selection of the gallery's abstract artists including Alastair Gray and Ingrid Wilkins

Stephen Mangan Solo Exhibition - 6 - 21 Jun 2008

David Kirk - Twenty Four Hours - 29 Feb - 15 Mar 2008

Tanfield Chambers - 29 Nov - 26 Jan 2008

Flying Colours Gallery are delighted to have been asked to take part in this exciting exhibition at Tanfield Chambers in Holborn. Tanfield Chambers is one of the largest sets in London with 71 members of chambers and 11 members of staff.

Specially selected works from some of the galleries favourite artists will be on display throughout the conference rooms.

Christmas Group Exhibition - 6 - 22 Dec 2007

Selected works by Gallery artists.

Angela Reilly Solo Exhibition - 16 Nov - 1 Dec 2007

Alastair Gray Solo Show - 6 Burnsall Street - 12 - 27 Oct 2007

Following the success of his previous show Gray returns to the gallery with an equally exciting new collection. In these strong abstract canvasses the artist's imagination has been captured by the contrasting landscapes of Switzerland and New Mexico.

In this body of new works Gray also pursues another interest - man's intervention in the landscape. Industrial scars in the form of pylons and cables lend themselves perfectly to Gray's imagery. The scoring of the canvas, layering of the paint and the oily glazes help create and reinforce the mood of the places he paints.

20/21 British Art Fair - 12 - 17 Sep 2007

The 20/21 British Art Fair is held at the Royal College of Art in Kensington Gore. It is renowned as the fair in the British art calendar at which to see and purchase some of the best in British Art from 1900 to present day.

AAF New York, The Metropolitan Pavillion, Manhattan - 13 - 17 Jun 2007

For the fifth time we will return to the AAF in New York, now located in fashionable Chelsea. Showing a lively selection of artists work, including large-scale glossy abstract paintings, we look forward to meeting old and new clients alike. For more information please contact the gallery.

Art London - 6 - 10 Oct 2006

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