The Art Stable specialises in Contemporary and 20th Century British paintings, prints and ceramics, presenting eight exhibitions a year of established and emerging artists. There are two spaces, one presenting solo exhibitions and the second a continually changing selection of other gallery artists. The gallery is situated in the courtyard of an organic farm next door to a farm shop and a cafe with a view towards the spectacular iron age hill fort, Hambledon Hill.
Kelly Ross founded The Art Stable in 2006, very close to where she lives in Child Okeford, a village situated between Shaftesbury and Blandford in Dorset. She has worked in the fine art market for nearly 30 years since her first job after university with the European Print dealer, William Weston in Albemarle Street, London. After four years with Austin/Desmond Fine Art in Bloomsbury, she co-ran the Gallery at John Jones before opening the Coram Gallery in Bloomsbury in 1993. After moving to Dorset in 1999 Kelly ran the Summerleaze Gallery in Wiltshire before opening The Art Stable ten years ago.
The gallery stock, for the large part listed on this website, is ever changing and offers a wide variety of art from under £100 upwards. We sell to individuals, businesses and interior designers and also purchase or sell paintings on behalf of clients.
'The Art Stable, a little jewel of a gallery', Fiona Robinson in Proof Directory
Nicholas Usherwood, editor of Galleries Magazine, said of The Art Stable, 'the style of this gallery and the artists it shows.....would not be out of place in the West End of London'.
Fanny Charles wrote, 'In just a few years, gallery owner Kelly Ross has established a remarkable reputation for The Art Stable - she has a sharp eye for talent, and confidence in the artistic knowledge of the Dorset community to support exhibitions that bring national and international artists to her tiny gallery in a farmyard.'
Illustrated right: William Wright, Guadaloupe, oil on canvas