Story

Established in 1989, Lynne Strover Gallery is one of the UK’s leading provincial British Contemporary Art Galleries. "The gallery started on less than a shoestrings a means to support myself and my sons. Over the past twenty six years I've made the transition from a complete layperson from Lancashire to an established Cambridge Gallery owner, curator and art dealer. It's been a more eventful, surprising and rewarding career than I ever could have imagined. Through building relationships with artists and clients, I have acquired a knowledge of art and developed an eye for colour and composition. Despite the steep learning curve and I've loved every minute – it’s become a way of life."

 

Lynne Strover ran the Lynne Strover Gallery in Fen Ditton  for 27 years working hard to promote and sell contemporary paintings, sculpture and ceramics from artists whose work she admired.

In the  early days work was confined to local artists but once I had discovered the wealth of artists living in the Cornish West Peninsular names  like Rose Hilton, Breon O’Casey, Kurt Jackson began to feature in my exhibitions.

 

St Ives was the place she most loved and the opening of  Tate St Ives compelled her to buy a small flat in Downalong, a part of old St Ives and a stones throw away from the Tate. For the best part of twenty years  Lynne divided her life between St Ives and Cambridge but recently decided it was time for a change and so, with the sale of her flat came the decision to sell the gallery,  move into the centre of Cambridge and begin a new phase in her life. A small house in CB1 is now home and she is busy planning ways to carry on promoting art whilst leaving time for her jewellery making.