• About

  • About Us

    About Us

    Stow Art House is a stylish fine art gallery based in Stow on the Wold in the heart of the Cotswolds founded by Simon Shore. 


    Visitors to the gallery will find modern art for sale from the 20th and 21st Centuries with a strong focus on Modern British abstract art from St Ives and beyond. In addition to offering for sale fine art, sculpture and furniture, Stow Art House offers advice on building art collections, brokering private treaty sales and acquisitions, interior design, framing and bespoke picture hanging. We are also delighted to provide valuations for your own art collection for insurance.
    A warm and professional service awaits visitors.
  • Simon Shore, Owner

    Simon Shore

    With over 25 years experience dealing in art nationally and internationally, Simon has worked with private clients and institutions to build collections of art in the UK, Europe and the United States.  Having established galleries in New York’s Upper East Side and Mayfair, London, he is able to offer visitors to Stow on the Wold a wealth of experience from his career in the international art market. 


  • Phoebe Hiscock , Gallery Manager

    Phoebe Hiscock

    Gallery Manager
  • Opening Times

    Monday - Saturday

    10am - 5pm

  • The Gallery

    Explore the gallery
  • Information

  • Anti Money Laundering

    Anti Money Laundering

     Stow Art House are compliant with Anti Money Laundering regulations and registered with HMRC in accordance with 5AMLD. 

    The art market across Europe has become a regulated sector for anti-money laundering purposes. This legislation has been adopted by the UK and will not be impacted by Brexit. It is also anticipated that the US will adopt similar legislation in due course.

    The legislation is mandatory and requires verification of the identity of clients when selling or acquiring artworks. It applies to both new and existing clients (including those from outside the EU) transacting with us. The checks that we are required to carry out and the records that we must keep are similar to the “Know Your Customer” processes that banks, law firms and some of the major auction houses already follow.


    In summary:


    – If a work is being invoiced to an individual, we will need to see an original / certified copy of your passport or other similar photo identification and we will need details of your permanent residential address.


    – If the work is being invoiced to a company, we will need copies of the company’s incorporation documents and details of its directors and ultimate beneficial owners.


    – We will only be able to receive funds from the person named on the invoice unless, by prior agreement, you have discussed with us that you wish for a third party to pay the invoice and we confirm that we have satisfactorily carried out the necessary due diligence on the third party. Without such confirmation, unfortunately we may not be able to accept the funds.

    Please be assured that all personal data will be held and processed securely in accordance with data protection legislation.

    We anticipate that the new legislation may, in the short term, impact on the speed of some transactions and we therefore ask for your patience if it takes a little longer than usual for us to process sales.


    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact: simon@stowarthouse.com


    We thank you for your understanding and cooperation, and look forward to working with you.

  • Fine Art Valuations, Valuations for Insurance

    Fine Art Valuations

    Valuations for Insurance

    Having a professional insurance valuation carried out is an excellent way of keeping a detailed record of your valued assets. Our experienced valuers can provide formal written valuations discreetly and expediently giving you peace of mind. We can undertake valuations on single items or complete house contents.


    Our fully illustrated, detailed valuations will be invaluable when either making an insurance claim or helping to recover stolen items. Insurance valuations are normally carried out on a retail replacement basis, although other levels of determining valuation are possible. Our constant monitoring of the art and antiques market enables out valuers to be sensitive to current market trends.