Author Archives: Jan Arditti

To The Hills!

Exhibition of original paintings by

Lindsey Tyson.

 5 June to 14 August 2021

Based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire Lindsey Tyson is renowned worldwide for her sophisticated handmade felt. Recently however, her focus has returned to painting. During the recent ‘lockdowns’ Lindsey’s extraordinary burst of creativity resulted in a series of landscape inspired paintings, which we are thrilled to be showing.

Often, Lindsey begins with an idea although not necessarily with an end vision, but rather enjoys letting the painting evolve, regularly painting over ‘almost’ finished paintings several times, before ending up with something entirely different. It may start as a landscape and end up as something totally abstract, and vice versa. Countless layers are buried beneath the surface, some long forgotten, but still affecting the whole – even peeking through on occasion, tantalising reminders of what once was.

Working intuitively mainly in chromatic neutrals, flitting between abstract compositions of pattern and form and the ephemeral essence of nature, Lindsey is inspired by mood, atmosphere and transition – whether between light and dark, land and sea, colour or texture.

Framed paintings range from £95 – £750

Mounted paintings range from £75 – £235

See more paintings here.

Love From The Arc Gallery ~ Free Postage

We are currently offering FREE postage on selected items, for UK POSTCODE ONLY.

This offer is available on any of our lovely Scarves collections, Jewellery ranges or Men’s Tie’s.

JUST CHOOSE LOCAL PICK UP AT THE CHECKOUT, and we will post to you or personally deliver (Chester area) for FREE.

21% off Sale

Enjoy 21% off in our January sale.

 We are really missing seeing you all in person at the gallery but in the meantime don’t miss our online sale, and at the same time help us to support British Designers and Makers.

Use the code Arcsale21 in the coupon box at our checkout to receive 21% discount off all in-stock items.

Plus whilst the lockdown continues, if you live in the Chester area (within a 5 mile radius) we can personally deliver Free to your door, just choose LOCAL PICK UP at the checkout.

Christmas 2020 opening times

Thank you to all of our customers for their wonderful support throughout this in this most difficult year.

We will be closing at 2pm on Christmas Eve and then re-opening ( unless the Government advises otherwise ) on 2nd January 2021.

Open for Christmas

We are delighted to be open again on Wednesday 2nd December and looking forward to seeing you and helping you find the perfect gifts for your friends and family. We are open on Sundays too until 4pm and also staying open for an extra hour on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until 6pm.

Monday 10 – 5
Tuesday 10 – 5
Wednesday 10 – 5
Thursday 10 – 6
Friday 10 – 6
Saturday 10 – 6
Sunday 11 – 4

Virtual Shopping at The Arc Gallery

Virtual Arc Shopping

We appreciate how difficult it is to visit us at the moment and we are here to help. We would like to offer you a virtual personal shopper appointment via video call. 

We will be delighted to show you around the gallery and our Christmas gift ideas to suit your budget. We can take payments over the phone and either post your shopping out to you or arrange a suitable time for you to collect your pre gift-wrapped shopping from our door.

If you would be interested in shopping with us in this way please contact us at or call us on 01244 348379 to arrange a suitable appointment. 

Jan and Karin are happy to help you.

A Little Bird Told Me

Summer Exhibition :

Showing the work of three new artists who’s work is inspired by birds, their characteristics and personalities.


Liz Toole’s original paintings on driftwood and hand-printed limited edition prints.

Katy Taylor’s delightfully detailed copper bird sculptures.

Debbie Barber’s tactile decorated Raku ceramic bird sculptures.


Driftwood Bird Paintings by Liz Toole

These delightful original paintings on driftwood by Liz Toole have just flown into the shop. There’s something about Liz’s bird characters and the colours she uses that lend themselves so beautifully to the lovely found pieces of driftwood that have been naturally shaped and weathered by the ocean. Liz paints directly onto the wood and each piece captures the bird’s characteristics. These artworks can be wall hung or are sometimes freestanding.

This work is part of an exhibition called A Little Bird Told Me which focuses on work by three new makers, Liz Toole, Katy Taylor and Debbie Barber who are all inspired by birds.

We are OPEN hurrah

We are so happy to be open again and looking forward to seeing all of our lovely customers soon. To help us all stay safe we have implemented a few safety policies including a perspex screen at the till.

We are only allowing 2 customers inside the shop at a time.

We are also asking you to use hand sanitiser before handling stock.

We’ve also decided to only accept card payments just at the moment.

Please also keep 2 meters apart. With these procedures in place we hope to keep everyone safe and be able to bring you the very Best of British Craft and Design once again.

See you soon.