The Gallery was founded in 1972 by Eric Gilboy. Eric’s trading philosophy was simple but profound. He believed passionately in the value of hand made article and the virtue of the artist skill.  He was determined to make Thornthwaite Gallery the regional showplace for their work. Not limited to paintings the gallery also incorporates many medias including, wood and bronze sculptures, iron work, ceramics and silversmithing.

Over the years the gallery has developed and each owner has put their mark it.

During 2022 we will be holding a number of events to mark the 50th anniversary of the Gallery.