The Berkeley Gallery is an award-winning contemporary art gallery based
in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. We represent nationally and internationally
recognised artists through a range of original paintings, commissioned
work, sculpture and limited editions.
We are proud to represent world-renowned sculpture artist David
Gerstein and also Lisa Villarospo of The
House of Ugly Fish, ground-breaking designer and leader in the
art of fused glass and whose applications include wall art, kitchen
splashbacks, double glazing and partitions.
- The Berkeley Gallery is a Pinterest-ing place to visit
Yes we've set up our own Pinterest account and will be sharing lots of great art, events, random inspiring stuff and just about anything that we think is worth sharing.
It's early days, so bear with us while we're still gathering ideas for lots of great things to share with you. Feel free to suggest pins we might be interested in, share our pins on your boards and basically enjoy our Pinterest world with us. Visit The Berkeley Gallery's profile on Pinterest.
- Chris Baker - Artist and Astronomer
Glimpse into the soul of our most local artist. Living just outside Berkhamsted, Chris Baker
has been an astro-photographer since 2001 as an extension of his lifelong interest in astronomy. Chris feels fortunate to be able to turn what began as an absorbing hobby into a full time profession which he loves and where there is so much to discover. Chris has won awards for his photography and contributed articles to the BBC Publication “The Sky at Night” and UK “Astronomy Now “magazines.
Chris enjoys the challenges of capturing data from objects which are trillions of miles away where the light has travelled through the universe over thousands or even millions of years to reach his camera.
He is interested in investigating the cosmos through the language of art as an alternative to the language of physics which is baffling to many people. He sees both physics and art to be simultaneous descriptions of reality which are equally valid. Like many scientists he was initially drawn to astronomy by a deep sense of wonder and awe for the beauty, enormity and mystery of the universe.
Chris's art taps into the human urge we all share to contemplate the universe, with its themes of the vastness of distance and time and the smallness of mankind who despite his ingenuity will never tame or fully explain the cosmos. The universe just gets on with doing its thing irrespective of what we do.
“The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do”.
is passionate and dedicated in his pursuit of an outstanding photograph of a deep sky object as a starting point for his art. He creatively manipulates the data to produce wall art with immense impact on glass and acrylic. Beautiful art in its own right, each piece comes with a fascinating story. It may be Nebulae which is giving birth to stars like our Sun, a gigantic galaxy made up of a trillion stars or a star spectacularly disintegrating in vivid colour. Such art makes the cosmos more accessible and brings these wondrous distant objects closer to home.
For the full list of all our artists, go to our Artists
page and indulge yourself in the wonderfully creative world that we enjoy every single day of the year.
You can contact us for more information by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
, or phone: 01442 878300