Starting on the Pantiles, home to several delightful galleries as well as inviting cafés.
Enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine, whilst making that all important decision about which piece of art work to buy to add to your collection.
The spacious Fairfax Gallery, “a great find” exhibits over 100 original paintings and contemporary figurative works of sculpture. The gallery works with selected artists who are particularly strong in their chosen genre and includes established artists such as Fred Cuming RA and Adrian Parnell to newly emerging talent.
At the Spa Galleries, Philip Bret-Day specialises in the buying and selling of inexpensive, easily collectable prints and pictures. He currently represents a number of local contemporary painters.
The Beumée Gallery focuses on contemporary fine art – including paintings in a variety of media, photography, ceramics and sculpture. One amazing exhibition featured Louise Gilbin, a locally based sculptor, noted in particular for her “Body-Casting Olympians” project as seen on TV.
The Royal Tunbridge Wells Art Society holds regular exhibitions featuring the work of many artists ranging from trained professionals to self-taught artists, showing the breadth of their talent and creativity.
The Gray-Webster Fine Art gallery, specialises in exhibiting the work of established modern British artists like Norman Thelwell, Anthony Gormley and Bernard Dunstan RA, with a range of high quality paintings and drawings from the 1800s and 1900s.