Art gallery opens new shop in Nailsea

A successful art gallery has moved to bigger premises to cope with increasing demand for local art and craft

AN art gallery in Nailsea has had to find new premises due to the huge demand for local art and craft.

The Blue Room opened in March last year in Crown Glass Place after owners Sheila Clifton and her daughters Amy Trevaskus and Nicola Clifton saw a gap in the market for locally produced art and craft.

Since then the number of artists involved in the gallery has increased from eight to more than 38 with a growing waiting list of people waiting for space to showcase their work.

Sheila said: “When we opened in March 2010 we knew that there would be a demand for beautiful things, locally made. It soon became apparent that we would outgrow our original premises so at the beginning of 2011 we started looking for somewhere bigger.

“We had an increasing number of artists on the waiting list and we wanted to be able to offer local people the opportunity to get involved in workshops and classes – so when we found out we could move into the much bigger space next door, we jumped at the chance. “We now have a flexible space full of beautiful things. We are already busy welcoming new artists and customers. Very exciting times ahead for The Blue Room.”