'Our aim is to create a welcoming, informal, modern and unique environment as we re-fit and style each one. The extensive portfolio that the Brook Gallery holds, gives us a great choice of styles and upholds the principles of thought and quality that goes into each of the refurbishments. Brook has always delivered superb fine art, beautifully and sympathetically presented to our brief, on time and within our allocated budget.'
Helen Simpson, Heron & Brearley
'There’s no doubt about it. The Brook Gallery is a really dangerous place. It ought to have Government Health Warning or some sort of ASBO. No. It’s not the staff. They’re great. Kindness personified. And the coffee’s great. It’s the stuff on the walls you have to watch out for. It’s like they’re calling you over. “Look at me” they seem to be saying, “Am I not super? I’m an original print in a limited edition. I was made by…..” (insert here name of artist, e.g. Gill, Matisse, Miro, Kandinsky, Picasso….the list is endless.) “There’s only about 3 copies of me left at £…a throw so I’m an absolute snip. You simply must have me. OK. I know I didn’t cost you £27 million, but I’m still the real thing and NO I’m not a bl**dy poster!”
'So there you are. The next thing you know you’ve got a house full of prints and the names on your wall remind you of the index to The Shock of the New † and you’ve become a registered caffeine addict into the bargain. So, just give in. You can only harm your bank balance and the way things are going it would be a good idea to spend your money before it’s taken off you anyway.'
Molly and Adrian Lee
'Angela Yarwood is a hugely well connected, passionate, knowledgeable and welcoming gallery owner who has helped us enormously, and who brings a fantastic blend of creativity, entrepreneurship and sunshine into Budleigh Salterton. There is always a warm welcome and we continue to enjoy the art collections, both at home and in the gallery. No trip to Budleigh Salterton is complete without a visit to Brook Gallery.'
Brenda and Phil Cox,
‘For fine art, original print aficionados the Brook Gallery has built an enviable reputation both at home and abroad to rival the best that London has to offer. Work by Matisse, Miro, Moore and Picasso are regularly exhibited alongside today’s best contemporary print makers such as Terence Millington, Julia Manning, Heidi Koenig, Simon Ripley and many more. Well worth a visit, online or in person.’
Alison Sumner: Editor Art in
‘Recent acquisitions of work by Henry Moore, David Hockney, Laura Knight, Elisabeth Frink, Allen Jones, John Piper and now Picasso, have made this one of the most exciting new art galleries in the country.’
Western Morning News
‘The Brook Gallery deals only in genuine original artists’ prints, never reproductions. They are meticulous in their selection and display of these prints, and I am pleased to show my work there. They have always been a pleasure to deal with.’
Anita Klein PPRE: Printmaker
‘Angela Yarwood at the Brook Gallery offers the very best original prints from world famous artists including Joan Miro, Eduardo Paolozzi, Elisabeth Frink and David Hockney.’
BBC Homes & Antiques
‘A Devon art gallery has managed to pull an artistic coup d’art of which many
Express & Echo: Sir Peter Blake’s visit
‘Finding an exhibition of Kandinsky’s woodcuts in the excellent Brook Gallery was an unexpected delight.’
‘The firm already had a significant collection of works by celebrated artists which we had obtained over the years. Once it was decided to extend the collection, we explored various galleries and art establishments for a source of supply. Angela Yarwood at Brook Gallery was extremely helpful, willing to visit the office to see the spaces we wanted to fill and to bring examples of work by various artists to view. We were able to acquire the quality of work we were seeking at a competitive price, along with very useful guidance as to the positioning and hanging of the pieces.’
Jonathan Eley Partner at Farrer & Co