About Us


TheARThouse Gallery

Our art gallery is in prestigious premises situated in a prime location in the centre of Bournemouth. Located in Post Office Road, just off The Square between Richmond Hill and Old Christchurch Road and with a wide selection of adjacent Cafes and Restaurants, this is an ideal place to while away some spare time while you reflect on the pictures you have seen in the gallery.

Bournemouth which is situated in Dorset on the south coast between Poole and Christchurch is also the home of the renowned Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, well worth visiting and not far from our gallery. The Arts University College Bournemouth is also nearby.

The gallery is owned and managed personally by Paul Watts who for many years ran successful and highly regarded estate agency practices in the town. The same rigorous high standards and one to one personal service are applied to the running of the gallery and at no time will you be placed under any pressure to purchase, your long term goodwill being far more important. You are welcome to call in as often as you like to view the ever changing displays with no obligation.

We specialise in original contemporary paintings by a range of talented artists both from the local area and from further afield.

The gallery also houses a wide range of carefully sourced modern and traditional paintings primarily in oils and watercolours as well as a number of original artist's prints.

Please note that all our works have been produced by the artists and we do not sell Giclee or any other form of electonically reproduced copy prints.

We are pleased to provide a home approval service as well as offering advice on design matters for those that require it.


If you would like to be kept informed of our regular and varied exhibitions please email or phone with your contact details.

Free home consultation and design service

From a simple no obligation home picture approval to a full design consultation. Whether you are just redecorating a room or moving into a new home, we shall be pleased to assist you make the right choices.

Art for business space

We can supply original works of art to purchase or rent for your business, especially large pieces suitable for reception areas and boardrooms. Free, no obligation initial consultation.

Artist Submissions

We are always happy to consider applications from full time professional artists wishing to have their work exhibited in the gallery. Please note however that we do not represent emerging artists and will only respond to applications that demonstrate a sound background of successful exhibiting in reputable galleries. Nor do we represent artists who sell from their own websites.

Artworks wanted

20th Century paintings and artist's prints always wanted to purchase. Works on paper by the following particularly sought:- Keith Vaughan, Sandra Blow RA, Peter Kinley, John Wells, Sir Terry Frost RA, Peter Lanyon, John Tunnard, Paul Feiler, Henry Moore, Paul Nash, Graham Sutherland, Joan Miro, Frank Auerbach, Patrick Heron, Roger Hilton, John Piper, Victor Pasmore, Wilhemina Barns-Graham, William Gear, Augustus John, Sven Berlin.