Tom Dickins Fine Art is based in one of Ludlow’s landmark buildings: Stone House on Corve Street. Until only a couple of years ago this was a Shropshire Council occupied building, in fact Ludlow’s Registry Office was housed in its handsome rooms. After a period of renovation it was opened as the retail and wholesale base for Tom Dickins Fine Art in 2012.
This isn’t the first building that the company has occupied in Ludlow; originally set up in 1991 it then occupied the old pump station at the bottom of Mill Street from 1999 to 2003, Tom then decamped to a farmhouse near Ledbury before returning to Ludlow’s retail scene last year. The gallery shows the work of the artist Claire Minter-Kemp who is Tom’s wife – her artistic work spans the breadth of oil paintings, bronze sculpture, limited edition prints and drawings. Alongside her fine art work, Claire is also a successful illustrator and her charming, witty work is sold internationally and appears on everything from greetings cards to mugs and keyrings. Claire’s illustrative talents and Tom’s generous acumen also mean that they produce an annual charity Christmas card – last years card raised £5500 for The Haven breast cancer support centre in Hereford.
Tom Dickins Fine Art
Stone House, 113 Corve Street, Ludlow, SY8 1DJ
01584 879 000
Monday – Friday: 9am-5pm