Exhibiting Shaftesbury Artist Is Encouraged By Town’s Creative Community

Shaftesbury artist Eric Bailey has opened a two-week Bell Street Gallery exhibition shared with printmaker Victoria Garland and ceramicist Caroline Hughes.

Eric tells us how the strong sense of artistic community in Shaftesbury has helped his creativity.

Eric Bailey

It can be a struggle living from art without the certainty of a weekly wage, but Eric says when a buyer makes a purchase it is ‘validation’.