Welcome to Dolphin Gallery in Wantage. We look forward to your visit to our completely refurbished picture framing and art materials shop. We have also expanded our gallery space, enabling us to show a much wider range of artworks and host exhibitions, and have now added a magical sculpture garden for you to enjoy. Our ambition is to be exceptional – exceptional picture framing and exhibiting exceptional artists. Art displays – our art offering is constantly evolving. We’ve added to our more traditional pieces – now featuring new, exciting, modern interpretations, including ceramics and giftware. An eclectic mix – rich in creative interpretation and quality. Please view our artists in the ‘All Artists’ section. To send an enquiry about the work, just click on the image. Bespoke framing – we appreciate how important it is to get the right frame for your artwork. We have a huge range of options to choose from. We listen to what you want and need, and offer inspired ideas that will enhance the piece and make it shine. Please visit – to chat through ideas on how you can transform your artwork, or to view our current collection. And please call into our ‘Artists Corner’ for all your essential art materials. Shop opening hours – Tuesday to Saturday 9am – 5pm. Contact us – call 01235 763030 or send an email via the contact section. LATEST NEWS – sign up for our newsletter to receive updates on events and featured artists and befriend us on Facebook and Instagram.
Original ink drawing
Sue specialises in illustration, drawing and portraiture.
She is particularly drawn to the drama of the starling dance against winter skies. She spends most winters (apart from during a pandemic) observing the huge roost at RSPB Otmoor Nature Reserve. This leads to a few works each winter. Thousands of individually ink-drawn birds overlap one another again and again in an attempt to recreate the remarkable fluidity of aerial display. Sue aims to capture the pattern, purpose, and togetherness of these starling flocks, as well as their connection to land and water. Watching them is reminiscent of family. A starling murmuration is a story of protection, sharing, gossiping and the joy of homecoming on darker winter days.
Sue’s work is in several private collections. She is a member of The Society of Graphic Fine Art and The Oxford Art Society and has been selected to exhibit with The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, The Society of British Artists and The Society of Graphic Fine Art.
"A partner and designer in a successful ceramic tile company for many years, I then returned to a previous interest to focus on printmaking."
Cast Bronze Resin
Unique cast bronze resin sculptures that achieve simplicity and abstraction yet add intensity and clarity to the creations.
limited edition print
“After being given an opportunity to explore and pursue my artistic skills I wanted to be different from all the other artists so started to develop my own unique personal style. It’s very whimsical, romantic and happy; quirky, two-dimensional with a slight intriguing air of fantasy combined with a twist of reality within.”
limited edition print
Keith cannot remember a time when he did not draw or make 'stuff'. His introduction into the more serious art world began when the owner of a prestigious Belfast gallery took him under his wing lending him works of international artists to take home and copy. On return, the gallery owner would assess Keith's style and then test him with something completely different. Now, after years of trying new styles and mediums, Keith has developed his own unique style which presents a vibrant and contemporary interpretation of the urban landscape. Months of exacting work go into each picture often yielding surprises to the eagle-eyed, or to those who use magnifying glasses! Each print is a top-quality Giclée print on acid-free paper; each one is printed at the studio itself and is not outsourced.
Over the years, Keith’s ‘When I Dream’ art series has become one of the top-selling range of artworks for many of the UK’s largest city galleries. Commercially his work has found its way into every world continent, appeared in advertising campaigns, jigsaws and luxury chocolate tins. Although used by the rich and famous, the artworks are created simply to be enjoyed and to be a talking point on anyone's wall. Perhaps we could summarise his own view of his work by amending Oscar Wilde’s famous expression, ‘Art is too important to be taken seriously!’ Despite being approached by a number of the UK's largest art publishers, he has resolved to remain completely independent, although he has partnered with several art publishers where his independence has not been compromised.
Acrylic on box canvas
He works in a variety of media including watercolour, gouache, acrylics and oils.
Limited edition print on board
Jane Skingley is best known for her dramatic interpretation of landscapes and clouds. The common thread is evoking a sense of calm. The coastline, landscape, flora and fauna of the South of England is a big source of inspiration.
“My work is about capturing moments. It could be a beach that I know well, or the view from my daily country walk. Images may be based on a fleeting memory or a place that is visited over and over, each time seeing something different. I aim to capture the essence of the place and the feeling that makes its special, maybe the sweep of the shore or curve of a field.”
She has exhibited work at the Royal College of Art, The Royal Society of Marine Artists and Glyndebourne opera house in East Sussex. In 2017 she undertook a large commission for the WWF on the subject of climate change which was exhibited at the Houses of Parliament. Jane’s work is regularly exhibited at art fairs in London and New York, including the Affordable Art Fair and the London Art Fair. She has a degree in Geography from Durham University and went on to have a successful career in PR before giving this up to paint. Working in oils, Jane builds up layers of colour to achieve richness and depth. The paintings are produced instinctively evoking mood and atmosphere with a notable sense of calm. Paint is applied by brush, palette knife and even by flicking and each painting takes weeks to complete all the layers.