contemporary art gallery


 Fairfax Art Gallery, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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The Pantiles Fairfax Gallery Three internal art galleries Over 100 original paintings

The Fairfax Gallery Tunbridge Wells was founded on the Lower Walk of the Pantiles in 1995

The Gallery's listed building provides a striking juxtaposition with the contemporary art exhibited and its success has led to two sister galleries openning in Burnham Market & Holt, Norfolk.

The Pantiles gallery exhibits original paintings and sculpture from established, award-winning & emerging talent of a standard rarely seen out of London. The spacious gallery holds over 100 paintings and sculpture on display or in stock, all paintings being original works created by the artist, rather than editions on canvas.

Whilst the gallery exhibits strong examples of both contemporary figurative and abstract work it has developed a recognisable style that has earned it a loyal following over 19 years .We work closely with a carefully selected group of artist who we feel are really strong in their particular genre and many have ongoing success with awards and crtics.
The Pantiles gallery exhibits Landscapes Paintings,  Abstract Paintings and Figure Paintings The gallery also displays Sculpture in Bronze and other media sutable for the home or Garden Sculpture

The achievement of the gallery prompted 'Galleries magazine' to write that it is 'clear why they have been so successful'. The gallery also exhibits at  Major UK art fairs such as the London Art Fair - Affordable Art Fair &  Singapore Art Fair & Hong Hong Art Fair. This enables us to 'fly the flag' for British artists as well as bringing back some strong examples of overseas talent to our UK galleries.

The Pantiles Fairfax Gallery opens 7 days a week (subject to events) and a great place to see art in Tunbridge Wells.

The gallery offers an experienced service, advising clients about potential art acquistions. In addition to viewing in our spacious gallery we can also bring paintings and sculpture to be viewed in situ at your home. We can assist whether you are an avid collector or first time buyer  looking for a striking original artwork to enhance your home.

We are regularly taking works for clients to view at their homes or offices around Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Lewes and London, so please contact us for details.
Mon - Sat. 10am - 5pm & Sun 12- 4pm         Tel. 01892 525 525           Email :            Click for Directions   


8th - 21st November

david atkins
david atkins
david atkins 
Horse Riding Asdown Forest 51 x 46 cm As Evening Approaches, Asdown 61 x 56 cm September on the Asdown 71 x 61 cm

I have been privileged to work with David Akins since our opening Exhibition in 1995, closely following his success with critics and collectors alike over the years. Davidís confident painterly use of oils marks him out as an artist with a future as vibrant as his paintings.

There is as light chill in the air as the first signs of autumn appear on the Ashdown Forest. A late September Sky lights this ancient, tranquil landscape, in patches as it gently moves across the Sussex countryside.My palette contrasts silver greys with the warm tones of umbers. ochreís and deep crimsons. Splashes of pure colour mirrors the land as shafts of majestic light illuminate it.
I work with haste, rapidly working to keep up with an ever-changing subject.  The paintings for this exhibition reflect my inspired attempts to capture this beautiful landscape during the autumn months.  David Atkins   2014  

Education : Foundation St Martins School of Art       Winchester  - First Class Honours in Fine Art

The Pantiles is an historic shopping area of Tunbridge Wells, believed to be the earliest of its type in Europe
The area is famous for its natural spring waters and Beau Nash who kept standards high in 1735 at a time when the collenade was frequented by the most prestigious London retailers, who in turn helped make the area the 'must visit' destination of its time. The Fairfax gallery is one of the longest established businesses on the Pantiles and the gallery offers a glimse of a time when the Pantiles was occupied by shops that wished to provide the highest standards of the landand a must visit destination.

The gallery offers its venue for hire for select events in Tunbridge Wells, please click for further details.

For artists wishing to submit work to the Fairfax Galleries,please click here.

If visiting the Fairfax Gallery from further afield please feel free to contact us for recommendations for Tunbridge Wells hotels, shops and restaurants or attractions to visit around Kent & Sussex.

In 2015 The Fairfax Gallery will be holding a special 20th Anniversary Exhibition to celebrate 20 years

 Tel. 01892 525 525       Email :   

23 The Pantiles (Lower Walks). Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 5TD