Saturday, May 30, 2015


Hello everyone, I am delighted to say Peter Barker Fine Art opened its doors this weekend with a flurry of curiosity and excitement resulting in nine glorious paintings flying off the walls, and now gracing the homes of mostly local buyers. There has been such an incredible buzz, people complimenting on what a great space we have, and of course the array of fine work by Peter Barker himself, John Lines, David Curtis, Peter Brown, our darling Haidee Jo Summers, Trevor Lingard, Trevor Chamberlain, Tina Morgan, Roy Connelly, Michael Morgan, Gerald Green, huuuuuh, had to take a big breath, there are more, thirty-two artists in all, and for those I have missed off it's not because I don't love you; I do, you are all of equal brilliance, it's just that I have to get off to the gallery! It's Saturday and we are hoping for another stampede!

So, come along and see for yourself, and in between viewing (you'll need some time! There are so many paintings to see!) have a rest in the gorgeous coffee shop practically conjoined to us, or visit the garden centre jam packed with lovely, healthy plants and everything your imagination can stretch to related to gardening. It's a day out, and what could be better in this jewel of a county, Rutland, especially when the sun is shining gloriously, which it is today.

Of course if you can't make it, here's the link to the website to feast your eyes upon, and since you can buy on line you might even be tempted.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


We are nearly there! Our stunning, brand new art gallery - namely PETER BARKER FINE ART - is about to go public, officially! We are opening our doors this Saturday, 23rd May with drinks and nibs, so come along and browse, or rather feast your eyes on walls pulsating with some of the best artists' work in Britain! To brag a few - Peter Barker of course, then there's David Curtis, Peter Brown, Trevor Chamberlain, Douglas Gray, Derek Daniells, Trevor Lingard, Haidee Jo Summers, Tina Morgan...oh the list goes on. Already people have popped their heads in for a sneak preview and gasped and the amount of outstanding works we have on show. So come along, don't take my word for it and see for yourselves. See you on Saturday through to Bank Hol Monday for the grand opening, or if you are a little crowd-shy, after the dust settles...

For a sneak preview and directions, here is website link to copy and paste: and a pic of the gallery in it's semi-finalized state.


Thursday, May 14, 2015


I know I have been gabbing a lot in the past about writing and books and publishing, but something else has been bubbling in the background, something ultra, ultra exciting - a brand new Art Gallery in Uppingham, Rutland. Yes! We - Peter and I - are thrilled to announce that our stunning outlet will be opening within the next week. Two whole rooms packed with THE most delectable, mouth-watering original art by some of Britain's finest! To boast just a few...David Curtis, Pete Brown, Douglas Gray, the wonderful and prolific Peter Barker of course ;) and the list goes on. Truly too many to mention. A sneak preview can be drooled over by clicking on this link We will hopefully be having a "soft" opening some time next week (phone line installation willing...)but watch this space for an official opening date with bubbly and nibbles.

Bye for now