The Artist & The Plantsman: Loan Exhibition of John Nash Paintings & Memorabilia

Sam Wilson Shop, The Square, GL54 1AB

A loan exhibition of watercolours and memorabilia from John Nash RA (1893-1977), which have rarely been seen by the public before, is one of the highlights of the inaugural Stow Art Week.  The collection is lent by Martin Elliott, grandson of the celebrated plantsman Clarence Elliott, and his family.  Clarence Elliott became a great friend of John Nash through their mutual love of horticulture and fly-fishing.

Exhibition of India Mica Paintings

Christopher Clarke Antiques, Sheep St, GL54 1JS

Christopher Clarke Antiques, specialist antiques dealers in campaign furniture and travel related items, are exhibiting a fascinating collection of 18th & 19th century mica paintings from India.  Mica paintings were very popular at that time with the European market as a substitute for the modern day photograph.

The White Wood at Red Rag Gallery

Red Rag Gallery 5-7 Church St, GL54 1BB

The White Wood, a solo exhibition by surrealist artist Mark Edwards at Red Rag Gallery, Church Street.  Mark Edwards is a modern master in a very British form of surrealism.  He lives and works deep in the Scottish Highlands.

Peter Martin Gallery

2 Digbeth Court, GL54 1BN

One of Canada’s most respected photo-journalists will be holding a couple of half hour portfolio review Sessions for photographeers who would like to get advice and guidance on their work.  The gallery will be showcasing fine art and documentary work from both British and international photographers.  Peter Martin will be releasing a new series of hand-made silver prints in limited series.

‘Tales of the English Countryside’ Sam Wilson Studio

Sam Wilson Shop, The Square, GL54 1AB

‘Tales of the English Countryside’ is an exhibition of nature inspired drawings, linoprints and textiles by Sam Wilson based on the villages, fields and woodlands of the Cotswolds, where Sam’s studio is based.  There will also be some opportunities to peep behind the scenes and visit her studio on the second floor, above the shop, and see how Sam creates her artwork and applies it to her design-led products and textiles.  There will be daily demonstrations showing a variety of printmaking techniques.

The Art of the Country: Contemporary landscape paintings at Artysan

The Square, GL54 1AF

Purveyors of “The Art of the Country”, Artysan are staging a new exhibition of contemporary landscape painting.  Sweeping, magnificent and timeless cloudscapes by renowned Manchester artist Harry Brioche.  Warm early 20th century style with a contemporary twist in Guy Warner’s vintage travel poster inspired Cotswold idylls, and Les Trewin’s vibrant acrylics and oils.  Spirituality revealed through nature in Derbyshire neo-romantic Michael Cook’s absorbingly organic works in acrylic and pastel on handmade paper.

Napoleonic Wars at 1793

Mascot House, Digbeth St, GL54 1BN

1793 Gallery on Digbeth Street is delighted to announce that we shall be exhibiting a collection of paintings and works on paper from the Napoleonic Wars. The gallery, although offering 20th century and contemporary art, specialise in pictures from this dramatic period in history.  Alongside portraits of the Duke of Wellington, Marshal Ney (The Bravest of the Brave), there will be battle scenes from the Peninsular and Waterloo campaigns.

1793 are a new addition to the Stow art scene, however, Simon Shore has been dealing in art for over 20 years with galleries in both London and New York and over Stow Art Week Simon will be offering free valuations on paintings and watercolours.  Please email the gallery in advance at 

The Fosse Gallery

The Manor House, The Square, Stow-on-the-Wold, GL54 1AF

The Fosse Gallery is holding two exhibitions over Stow Art Week, firstly local Cotswold artist Annabel Playfair is showing her wonderfully colourful and animated landscapes followed by Richard Pikesley, Past President of The New English Art Club exhibiting paintings from some of his travels, both south and north of the globe.


Encouraging the next generation of artists, there will be a competition for the  children attending Stow on the Wold Primary School to enter their work  and the results will be exhibited in St Edward’s Church.