Many of us dread this time of year. Unless you’re the most organised person on earth and have done your Christmas shopping by Halloween, the sudden realisation that we are only a few weeks from Christmas Day can send us into a flat spin.

Luckily, we live in an area with many independent businesses and shops and it is easy to find local gifts – especially if you think out of the box a little.

Our #ShopLocalThisChistmas business moving to center stage is British Art Portfolio Gallery in Guilsborough. Based in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside, British Art Portfolio’s Gallery is home to unique, beautiful and exciting pieces of British contemporary art, sculpture and ceramics available to view and purchase.

The British Art Portfolio was established by Amanda Lowther and Louise Newton following on from studying for their degrees in History of Art at Leicester University. After finding a passion for 20th and 21st Century British Art and Sculpture, they decided to start a mini pop-up gallery trading only in British Contemporary Art and Modern British Art and sculpture. Their aim was to inspire their friends, family and other members of the community by bringing beautiful original art to the countryside.

The British Art Portfolio will be donating 10% of profits from their December exhibition to NMPAT – Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust.  

One of our personal favourite’s is Daisy Sims-Hilditch, Peonies in a Pewter Tankard (see below).

Viewings are available by appointment (detailed below) which current conditions allow, they hope to have a Christmas Exhibition 7th – 12th December (COVID permitting). You can find out more or view their current work here.


Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 10am to 5pm.
Saturdays 10am -1pm
Closed Wednesdays and Sundays

If you have any enquires, please email them at or call 07770 822673.


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