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Art on the walls…

As part of our winter refurbishment plan, General Manager Mark Readman felt the holiday apartments could do with an injection of colourful art on the walls.  As a result of talking to a man, who knew a man, who also knew a man (this is Dartmouth life for you!) he came across local artist Ian Gunn and Dartside holidays are now thrilled to be collaborating with him by exhibiting his exceptional work.



Because, as Ian says, he ‘grew up in black and white’ he has a penchant for the exuberant use of colour and jokes that whenever he starts a new painting, artist suppliers Winsor & Newton’s share price goes up! We bet he’s one of their favourite customers!

He recently returned to England after spending many years in New York City as creative director of several advertising agencies.  Small wonder then he loves a splash of colour to catch the eye!  It is this background that influences his work, often including a subtle use of humour.   

Ian uses acrylics and occasionally employs mixed media and his work is seen as conceptual, minimalist and bold.  He has exhibited widely and his work has been sold through Saatchi Art. To see more of his work, check out his website at

You can gaze upon Ian’s art if you stay with us!  We have approximately 35 paintings on display across our holiday apartments.  So, if you fall in love with one and would like to buy it, just ask us during your stay!

Alternatively, you can contact Ian directly at 07931994108 or

We look forward to seeing you soon!