About

Magenta Fine Art has been crowned BEST GALLERY IN DEVON by the prestigious Muddy Stiletto Awards!!!

MAGENTA FINE ART

Founded in October 2021, Magenta Fine Art is an independent gallery that local ladies, Nicole & Alix setup together with a vision of bringing a phenomenal collection of contemporary artwork to the shores of North Devon. Their flagship gallery in the Victorian Harbour town of Ilfracombe is where it all started, having  since expanded to the neighbouring surf resort and holiday hotspot, Woolacombe.

The extensive portfolio of artworks that stocked include both UK based and international artists. Showcasing innovative and emerging artists as well as best-selling well known names such as Fabian Perez and Mr Brainwash. The genres explore the expansive and ever growing range within the contemporary art industry;  from street, to pop-art, seascapes, abstract, figurative and everything in between. 

“Be sure to check out our gallery services page for further information about our art consultation, we offer home approvals, private viewings and art visualisations. We’re here to help you in every step of your artwork journey.”

photography: drewmcdonald

ILFRACOMBE

Our Ilfracombe Gallery opens daily greeting visitors from all over the world, many of whom flock to the area to see the controversial ‘Verity’ – Ilfracombe’s very own Damien Hirst sculpture who stands just around the corner on the Quay overlooking boats coming into the harbour. We are over the moon to be a part of this prospering historic town and members of the local community all working together to put North Devon on the cultural map of the South West.

We look forward to welcoming you into this fabulous gallery space, introducing a collection of originals, limited editions and sculpture from the UK’s leading contemporary art scene. Our dedicated and friendly team are ready to assist in finding the artwork that’s meant for you; whether it’s adding the missing piece to a current collection or taking the leap with your first work of art, the colourful team at Magenta will ensure your gallery experience is a fun and memorable one.

WOOLACOMBE

Our Woolacombe gallery opened in April 2022. We completely transformed the premises during the refurbishment, creating a chic modern space full of bright areas, ideal for a contemporary gallery, complete with it’s very own private viewing room, giving you peace, quiet and privacy to sit back and relax whilst considering an artwork to take home.

Based in the centre and heart of one of the UK’s favourite holiday resorts, with its 3 mile sandy beach, popular with surfers and families alike. So, when you’ve had your fill of sand castles and sea swimming, why not cool off and pop into our bright new space and view an eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional artworks, with displays changing weekly during the peak season, there will always be something exciting and new to discover!

Meet The Team

Nicole Hanson  |  General Manager

Nicole was born and grew up in Buckinghamshire but moved to North Devon at a young age with her family. She loves the outdoors and is always out exploring the picturesque countryside in her spare time, usually alongside one of her pet pals, as she is a huge animal lover!

Nicole always knew she wanted her career to involve working and talking with people, but in what field was unclear. Fate and chance led her into the art world and nearly 10 years on, she has a wealth of knowledge of the industry and an impeccable eye for displaying artwork. Nicole also has a dazzling ability of remembering not only people’s faces and names, but their artwork choices as well. With her infectious smile and bubbly personality Nicole will always strive to make your gallery visit as enjoyable as possible.

“I believe that buying artwork should always be an extremely exciting, memorable and personal experience and I consider it my responsibility to attain this for each and every one of my clients”.

To get in touch with Nicole email: nicole@magentafineart.co.uk

Alix McDonald  |  Gallery Manager

After a decade of travelling the world, living in places such as New Zealand, Canada & France, Alix finally found a little nest to call home here on the shores of North Devon. Still surrounded by the wonders of nature, the dramatic coastline and ever changing ocean, she makes the most of her time here, surfing or running the coastal path with her dogs Obi & Chewy, and loves an evening cooking and relaxing with friends especially bbqing on the beach in the summertime. Alix is also a seascape and landscape painter and is our local artist here at Magenta, to view Alix’s portfolio of available paintings please click here

Having now spent many years in the gallery industry, Alix has gained extensive experience as an art consultant. Paired with her own deep understanding of artistic techniques, colours, styles, and mediums; whether you know exactly what you’re looking for or are open to ideas, come and chat with Alix, she loves a good treasure hunt trying to find clients their ideal artworks and has a fantastic success rate!

To get in touch with Alix email: alix@magentafineart.co.uk

Carly Hanson  |  Sales Consultant

Carly was born in Buckinghamshire and has lived here in Devon for the last 20 years, where she has made a home with her partner, two girls and a menagerie of animals in the beautiful rural countryside. Having Ilfracombe’s own Damien Hirst as a nearby neighbour, she was destined to become part of Devon’s thriving art industry sooner or later.

Having had years of experience working closely with people, Carly’s affable personality is highly infectious. Carly has run a successful hairdressing business specialising in weddings and creative styling, this attention to detail and ability to understand her clients requirements comes so naturally, she is now eager to bring her talents into the world of fine art.

In her spare time Carly enjoys cycling in the outdoors, appreciating all the spectacular views here in North Devon.

To get in touch with Carly email: carly@magentafineart.co.uk

Paige Kelly  |  Sales Consultant

Paige is an Ilfracombe local, having been fortunate to grow up here by the coast and surrounded by nature, which has influenced and shaped her life.

She has a passion for all types of art which she realised at an early age, often found sketching with pens and pencils.  Encouraged by her Nan, a fellow creative who shared all things DIY crafty and creative, to experiment with different styles and techniques. Having progressed over the years Paige is now an avid painter and loves every style of art, abstract and colour being her main influences.

It has always been a lifelong dream to work within the art industry, and she couldn’t imagine any other type of career. Having a broad interest across the arts; music, film and fashion, Paige’s creative versatility has given her a keen eye for detail, current trends and interior design.

“I love learning about new artists, their background and story behind each painting, why they create the art that they do and the tools and processes they use. It enhances my connection to each piece. Art means something totally different to everyone, hearing other people’s reactions to artwork is my favourite thing about working in the gallery.”

To get in touch with Paige, email: paige@magentafineart.co.uk