About Us

Edward Woollard, maternal grandfather of current owner Roy Smith, opened the Blue Gallery at 16 Joy Street, Barnstaple in 1946. He was a photographer by profession and also had a café on the premises.

Fast-forward 74 years and the Blue Gallery has grown to be one of the the largest independant art, craft and needlework suppliers in the South West, selling brands such as Daler Rowney, Winsor & Newton, Pro Arte, DMC, Dylon, Staedtler and much more from the same premises in Joy Street.

Much has changed over the years but we hope the friendly knowledgeable service remains the same.