During lockdown in 2020 an artist, Andy Price, found a letter on Bristol's Pero Bridge written by a female homeless person. He was moved by the letter and concerned for her physical and mental health. The letter inspired him to create a painting centred on the letter and the issue of homelessness in Bristol during the pandemic.  The painting is titled, “I Used To Be Someone”.

Andy showed the painting to Nick Waugh who then set up a project team to raise funds for the charity Help Bristol’s Homeless. The target is to raise enough money to refurbish a new shipping container in the charity’s Bedminster community.

Any donation of £50 or more will receive a signed print of the painting. Prints will also be on sale in View Art Gallery in Hotwells, online and through social media.

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We are reknowned for innovative and thought-provoking exhibitions, whether they be in our own gallery space or 'pop-ups' at interesting venues we partner with. Many of our exhibitions are built around a theme, which we use to challenge artists who are selected to create new work specifically for a show. Our aim is always to make a high impact on our visitors, either through a personal connection or a sensory response.

We can also be seen at selected art fairs and festivals, where we showcase artwork that is tailored to a particular audience.


Our normal 'walk-in' opening hours at the gallery are 10-4 on Saturday and Sunday. If you would like a more personal and private viewing at our gallery then we would love to arrange an appointment at a time to suit you when our doors are shut. 

We can also come to your home or place of work and offer our art consulting service. During the visit we get to know you through an informal conversation, view images of art and then, if appropriate, prepare a proposal to match your needs. This is a very unintrusive approach to buying art and we have had great success in making personal connections with art and buyers. 

For an appointment, please email us at contact@viewartgallery.co.uk with a preferred day/time and your phone number and we will confirm arrangements.


Whether it be a car showroom or an office boardroom, we can find the perfect piece of art for any space. Our art consultants have access to a vast range of artists' style and medium and can source locally or internationally. Equally importantly, we have a good understanding of business, from brand values to employee culture. So we can match art to emotional needs as well as physical space.

If you have a requirement for a personalised approach to matching art for your business then we would love to have a discussion prior to preparing a 'no obligation' proposal.