Sally Mitchell Fine Arts is a small family company that was founded by Sally Mitchell, over 40 years ago. It is now run by Sally and her son John, who has become a director of the company.
Recognised by the British Fine art Trade Guild as one of the countries top fine art publishing houses and regularly shortlisted for their customer service award. Although famous for having the largest range of high quality limited edition dog prints in Europe, if not the world, Sally Mitchell Fine arts publishes a wide range of subject matter to suit all tastes. In 2007 we also installed one of the worlds most sophisticated fine art, large format, flatbed scanners; a Cruse thus enabling us to do all of our reproduction and publishing in-house. All of our Ltd Edition prints and greetings cards are printed in the UK.
More recently we have moved away from the 'trade' side of the business to focus on our retail customers. We operate from our North Notts Gallery, a converted coaching Inn just off the A1 in Tuxford and are open six days a week, Monday - Saturday. We can be seen at various country shows including Burghley Horse Trails, The Game Fair, The Borders Art Fair and The British Shooting Show. And most importantly this website which lists all of our prints and cards and a good selection of the original paintings currently in the Gallery. All are available for mail order and we can and regularly do ship to most parts of the world.
Sally started out dealing in early sporting paintings and spent many a happy hour rummaging through auction rooms from Sotherby's and Christies in London to the smallest regional room looking for that hidden bargin (or sleeper as it's known in the trade)! She later wrote the main reference work on sporting art; 'The Dictionary of British Equestrian Artists', published by the Antique Collectors Club of Woodbridge, Suffolk. It was with this deep working knowledge of sporting art that Sally moved on to dealing in contemporary artists and publishing sporting and country prints. Later she wrote and edited Malcolm Coward's book; 'Horse Painter' released in 2007, John Tricketts book, released in Oct 2008, with and then the two Mick Cawston volumes 2009 and 2010. Most recently she has co-authored 'A Brief History of The Side Saddle' with Nick Creaton.
One of Sally's proudest achievements has been the opening in 2014 and continuing development of 'The Museum of The Horse' situated above the gallery. She can be seen here with Charlie Ross in the Museum filming for an episode of 'Bargain Hunt'. The Museum has previously been featured on 'Antiques Road Trip' and is well worth a visit if your passing.