NOTE: This Thursday evenings open class 23rd Jan 2020 has been moved to Wed 22nd same time 6pm - 8pm as a one off. The afternoon class will stay the same! Also Wednesday the 29th of January 2020 we will be closed as we are in London. Thanks


Artime 58, High Street, Hanham, Bristol. BS15 3DR

Artime is the gallery, studio and workshop for artist Vincent Michael Brown.
Vincent is a professional multi award winning artist with work in the national collection who has featured in some of the most prestigious exhibitions in the world including The BP Portrait Award.
The Artime gallery exhibits personally selected artists along with Vincents own works.

Artime is managed by Vincent and his wife Liana and offers art tuition for all abilities including experienced artists as well as people with learning difficulties.
Artime also run weekly art therapy classes for elderly dementure sufferers.
Liana and Vincent would like for Artime to be an open studio where people can walk in to watch Vincent painting and would like to be seen as an artistic hub connecting creative people in the local community.


Mon 10am - 5pm
Tue 10am - 2pm & 6pm - 8pm
Wed 10am - 2pm
Thu 10am - 5pm & 6pm - 8pm
Fri 10am - 5pm
Sat 10am - 5pm
Sunday Closed

2019 Student Exhibition

Still Life Demo by Dr. Marylane Barfield

Artist Talk by Toni Cogdel


Marylane Barfield - Vincent Brown - Toni Cogdell - David Cox - Brad Davis - Brian Elwell
Lynne Holehouse - Fran McGarry - Mike Smith - Jessie Woodward

Marylane Barfield PPRBSA

Marylane was born and educated in Michigan. She studied Art History at Berbeck College, London and moved to Birmingham upon marriage. Here, she studied painting at Bournville College and taught art at Small Heath School. She was elected as an associate of the RBSA in 1990, and a full member in 1993. She was President of the RBSA 1995-2001 and awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Aston University in 2002. Marylane’s work is divided between figural work in pastel and painting the landscape. Figures within the interior are of particular interest to Marylane, especially as the English winter weather often forces us all inside. Marylane believes interiors reflect the people who inhabit the space; They act as portraits. When summer arrives, Marylane likes to paint outside. Space and colour fill the canvas and energise her for another year ahead. In all her subjects, Marylane strives for beauty.

'It is a huge honour to present the works of Marylane in our gallery.'
- Vincent Brown

Vincent Brown

Vincent is a Bristol based artist and co-founder of Artime. His paintings have been selected for many of the country's most prestigious exhibitions including The Hunting Art Prizes, The BP Portrait Award & The Royal Society of Portrait Painters. His work has won many prizes including the largest prize in the south west of England, The Holburne Portrait Prize. Winner of the Best Painting award at The Royal West of England Academy of Art and twice invited artist at The Royal Society of Portrait Painters. His work is in several museums and his commissions include Sir Simon and & Lady Caroline Bowes-Lyon and multiple academy award winning directors Nick Park CBE, Peter Lord CBE and David Sproxton CBE.

'My complete love for all things art has driven my ambition to open Artime with my wife of almost twenty years, Liana. Over my many years as a professional painter, I have been blessed to exhibit and become friends with so many exceptionally talented artists. It is our vision for Artime to have a constantly evolving gallery where we can show beautiful work and teach art to others.'
- Vincent Brown

Toni Cogdell

Toni Cogdell (born 1979) is a Hanham based artist who gained a fine-art Honours degree at UWE in 2002. Her work has won her much acclaim and such awards as Emerging Artist Award' at The Royal West of England Academy of Art. Her work belongs in many international private collections and has been exhibited in countless major exhibitions, often in London.

'I first noticed Toni's work at the Academy's Autumn Exhibition, where she had just won a very prestigious award. We have exhibited together on many occasions and I have witnessed her work develop into the unique, beautiful and sensitive pieces she produces today. My wife and I are very honoured that Toni has accepted our invitation to exhibit her beautiful paintings with us and are very proud to finally present her work to her local community.'
- Vincent Brown

David Cox

David Cox is a Bradford on Avon artist inspired by Dub Music (a subgenre of Reggae consisting of predominantly instrumental remixes of existing Reggae recordings). Educated at Bath Art School during the height of the British Pop Art era. His work is collected by many celebrities including Peter Gabriel and Robert Redford.

'A mutual patron of both our work commissioned me to paint David's Portrait back in 2009. I had seen some of his art in their collection and had already fallen for its charm and was keen to meet the artist. It is a rare thing to find such a distinct style as and I believe passionately that David Cox is the most underrated artist I have ever known who will eventually in time be regarded in the ranks of David Hockney and Peter Blake, where he most definitely belongs.'
- Vincent Brown

Brad Davis

Brad Davis is an American expressionist painter who explores themes closet to his heart, most often the environment. His works are bold, brash and reflect the passion he holds for his subjects. His work often repeats versions of the same images but each time as an original piece with constantly changing colours and brush strokes. Influences of fauvism, post impressionism and even action painting are often evident.

'Brad and myself met in 2004 and immediately liked him. His work doesn't pull any punches and is as honest and foreword as it can be. He paints how he feels about what he feels and I don't think there can be any art closer to the truth than this. Very successful and extremely sought after, we are honoured to have Brad accept his invitation to exhibit with our gallery.'
- Vincent Brown

Brian Elwell

Brian Elwell (born 1938) is a Bath based artist. He is a winner of the Leverhulme Travelling Scholarship, the Biddulph Drawing Scholarship and the Limner Self Portrait Prize. Brian has built his incredible reputation with his stunning cityscape paintings. In 2009 his collection of celebrity portraits from life were produced into a popular book 'Meetings with remarkable people' and includes actors Sir Derek Jacobi and Stephanie Cole.

'In 2004 I rented a space studio in Bath where Brian painted and help manage. We became good friends and have exhibited together regularly. His work is so striking, unique and fresh that I am honoured that he has accepted our invitation to exhibit here.'
- Vincent Brown

Lynne Holehouse

Lynne is a Bude based figurative artist educated at Bower Ashton, Bristol, known by most for appearances on the TV show 'Watercolour Challenge' where she became a heat winner and finalist. Founder and co-owner of 'The Seventh Wave' gallery in Bude and formerly 'Cherry Art Centre', Bristol.

'If it were not for the support and encouragement of Lynne and Martyn then I'm not sure I would have had my current career as an artist. As owners of The Cherry Art Centre in Longwell Green, they were responsible for so much within the artistic community in the south west of England. Lynne is a great teacher, painter and mentor for many and most definitely myself. I am so pleased to present a work or hers, hand picked by myself, for our gallery.'
- Vincent Brown

Fran McGarry

Fran McGarry is a multi-award winning artist based in Staple Hill, Bristol. Working mainly in watercolour her work explores traditional themes and techniques. Her most recent pieces involve a laborious process of pressing and boiling leaves within sheets of paper to produce delicate images from the natural pigments within the objects.

'I have known Fran for many years and know that she is an exceptional teacher as well as a great artist and a good friend. She is never afraid to experiment and explore new directions within her work. It is great to see her win so many awards at the Bath Society of Artists and The Society for All Artists. We are delighted to present her work in the gallery.'
- Vincent Brown

Mike Smith

Mike is based in Gloucestershire, England and studied art at Bath Academy of Art in Corsham. His paintings explore the traditional values of technique and skill in execution. Inspired by the classicists - Leighton, Godward and Alma Tadema. He uses light on the figure to enhance the natural form of the model. Deep shadows dramatise the atmosphere of the moment and accentuate the detail in contrasting textures of flesh and textiles. It is always important that the models in my paintings are believable, although they may appear in a dream like or theatrical setting.

'I was portering for The Bath Society of Artists when Mike delivered his work for the open exhibition. His painting won the Peoples Choice award that year and it was easy to see why. An exceptional Hurdy-gurdy musician as well as a fabulous painter it is an honour to present his work.'
- Vincent Brown

Jessie Woodward

Jessie is based a Bristol based artist and studied joint honours Fine Art/Art History at University of Plymouth. Jessie has always been fascinated by abstraction with the concept of spontaneity, forming the basis of her work, experimenting with the mixing of fluorescent paints, glitter and drawing materials to explore and enjoy the vibrancy of colour and texture. Improvising in response to the dynamics created when colours in different marks, textures and ratios are set with and against each other.

'I’ve only recently had the chance to know Jessie but I liked her work immediately, maybe it was her cheeky use of glitter, something normally associated with craft, combined with her Hodgkin-style approach to abstraction. We are so pleased to have her work liven the walls of our gallery.'
- Vincent Brown

If you would like to exhibit your work with us then please email with a small selection of available work only along with a price list.
We will not sell digital or Giclee prints!



Private art classes are available on Saturdays at £26 per hour.

Monday 10:00am - 12:00pm Watercolour Set Project
Tuesday 6:00pm - 8:00pm Watercolour Set Project
Thursday 6:00pm - 8:00pm Paint, Draw or Sculpt with Guidance (Ages 11+)
Thursday Afternoons 12:00pm - 2:00pm Acrylic Class (Portraits and more)

Art classes are £11.oo per person per lesson and do not include materials but do include refreshments.
Art materials are available to purchase or you may bring you own.
To ensure a place please drop in and book in advance.
Class reservations are non refundable and non transferable!

All of our current art classes are taught by Artime co-founder Vincent Brown.

Vincent has been a professional artist since 2002 and has exhibited in major exhibitions including:
The BP Portrait Award (The National Portrait Gallery)
The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Twice as the Invited Artist (The Mall Galleries, London)
The Hunting Art Prize (The Royal College of Art, London)
The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolor
The Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition (London)
Cork Street Open Exhibition (Cork Street London)

Vincent's paintings have won many awards including:
The Holburne Portrait Prize
The Best Painting Award (The Royal West of England Academy of Art)
Twice winner of The Excellence in Watercolour Award (RWA Autumn Exhibition)
St. Cuthberts Mill Watercolour Award (Victoria Gallery, Bath)
Peoples Choice Award (Bath Society of Artists)



We are open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm

Artime 58 High Street, Hanham, Bristol. BS15 3DR

Telephone: 07398 336085

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