Tom Cartmill

Tom Cartmill at the Caversham Picture Framer

Katesgrove artist Tom Cartmill has a selection of his works on show at the Caversham Picture Framer. We went along to the meet the artist event on 7 March to see the exhibition.

There are five striking works in the windows facing Church Street, including Dreams of Leaving IV and Quadtych. Inside the shop, two walls are hung with artworks. Smaller works (pictured above) are from the Fragment (ink on paper and aluminium) and Declension (mixed media on board) series. All works are for sale at prices from £260 to just under £2000.

The Caversham Picture Framer

The Caversham Picture Framer (behind the car!)

Although the exhibition is at a framers, Tom explained that he actually frames all his own works. His forthcoming exhibitions include one in November, just down the road at One Paved Court in Richmond.

The Caversham Picture Framer has occupied 7 Church Street since 1985, but the current owner, Alex Foster, has only been in business for the last three years. He has transformed the interior by revealing the tiled walls of the former fishmongers. The inter-war building has also retained its art deco shop front and is in the St Peters’ Conservation Area.

Both Alex and gallery manager Gabriele Gelsi were at the event on Saturday serving customers and ready to welcome visitors to the exhibition.

The shop is open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm and 10am to 4pm on Saturdays. The exhibition continues until 9 April.

  1. Tom Cartmill
  2. Caversham Picture Framer
  3. One Paved Court
  4. Tom Cartmill at the Whitley Pump