Portico has been trading as an art gallery and picture framers in Riverhead near Sevenoaks since 2003. Malcolm Dent and Janette Shaw run the business as a partnership and enjoy working together along with the gallery dog, Mena. Our customers enjoy coming to Portico because they value expert advice on framing by the framers themselves as well as our friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We have two large tables for your art and take our time to find the perfect frame, mount & glass for your artwork – we believe this consultation stage is extremely important. We know from first-hand experience that it can be difficult to concentrate with little ones around, so we have toys and Lego to amuse your children while you are choosing frames or exploring the gallery.
We enjoy hosting exhibitions of contemporary artists throughout the year. You can sign up for VIP invitations to the private views and join us for a glass of wine or two and meet the artists. We also hold work by popular local artists such as Melvyn Evans, Libbi Gooch and Debra Barr-Smith to name a few. Our gallery also houses beautiful objects such as Philip Hearsey bronzes, Colleen Davies ceramic bowls and Niki Steel glass.
Set on two floors, Portico gallery offers a large selection of art & design inspired gifts including jewellery by selected boutique designers such as Otis Jaxon; Christin Ranger and Xtra Star, with fabulous wall art by Ruth Molloy; Jo Downs and Shoeless Joe. We are a perfect destination for wedding, birthday and Christmas gifts which we will wrap in our beautiful selection of wrapping paper and ribbons. We also have a great selection of arty cards to accompany your pressie!