Castle Fine Arts Gallery and Shop

We aim to support artists through providing a range of high quality paints, pigments, papers and canvases no matter what stage they are at, from just tentatively starting, to top flight career artists.

If you are looking for art whether its an amazing statement pieces to decorate your home or office, or as a gift to somebody that is extra special we can help you. We work hard to find artists that have that something that makes them extra special using a range of different techniques and mediums. We don’t stand on ceremony and want to help you find a piece that communicates to you and makeing your home special.

Regularly Changing Exhibitions

We have two exhibition rooms were we regularly showcase regional, emerging and established artists through solo and group exhibitions, working in various mediums and price ranges.

As an artist, if you have a coherent body of work that you would like to exhibit please submit your proposal to the gallery for consideration.


If you are looking for something extra special, we work with artists across the region who undertake commissions of pets, homes, even motorbikes and of course, people.

To find out more just pop in to discuss your ideas and see examples. Clients for Home Portraits by the artist Mark Hilsden include Government Ministers, Lords and Entrepeneurs on the Sunday Times Rich List, even bus drivers and many in between. Homes portrayed over the twenty plus years range from cottages to castles, 2nd homes to fortified and moated manor houses 


We work with a local picture framer to offer a bespoke framing service. Leave the picture with us and your picture will usually be ready for collection within the week.


Help and Advice

The owner, Mark Hilsden, is a practicing artist and tutor who will happily guide, advise and demonstrate if you need help.





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Castle Fine Art Gallery & Art Materials Shop | 3 - 5 High Wiend, Appleby in Westmorland, Cumbria CA16 6RD
Telephone: 07743 639432
Email: photomark@live.co.uk
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