Our Story

A Piece of Northamptonshire’s History

Primrose Gallery was born in Northampton back in 1999 when owner Neil was first picture framing in his garden shed in Primrose Hill. Once customers' work was completed it was hung on the wall, alongside a few pieces that were for sale. This soon became known as 'Primrose Gallery' to the neighbourhood clients and represented well known artists such as Melissa Dring, Michael Little, and Martin Taylor.

In 2001, Neil opened a small art gallery in Derngate, Northampton and swiftly gained a superb reputation for stocking original artwork whilst also offering high quality picture framing. The range included original printmakers' prints, paintings, and a range of quality studio ceramics. Sadly, due to events beyond our control, the gallery closed down in 2006.

Four years later in 2010 Neil opened a gallery in Kingsthorpe, Northampton and then another in Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire- in 2012 when the lease in Kingsthorpe came to an end Neil got the opportunity to move his gallery to the lovely market town of Thrapston - and has not looked back since.

Today the Gallery in Thrapston is looked after by a small friendly local team of ladies, Neil spends his valuable time between the framing showroom and the Gallery.

Here at Primrose Gallery we pride ourselves in a personal, friendly and bespoke service offering a wide range of art and gifts to suit all budgets and tastes.

Come and visit us soon - we’re in the middle of the High Street.

  • In short, it's because you can rely on a Guild Commended Framer to know what he or she is doing. But don't just take our word for it, this is what the Fine Art Trade Guild has to say:

    'Guild Commended Framers are qualified framers whose skills have been examined in a rigorous test.
    Guild Commended Framers have been awarded their emblem of excellence by the art and framing industry's trade association, the Fine Art Trade Guild.
    Guild Commended Framers commit to supplying goods and services of a consistently high standard.
    Guild Commended Framers are mindful of the care and conservation of customers' artwork and can ensure that items remain in optimum condition.
    Guild Commended Framers create frames that are structurally sound, blemish-free and show care and attention to detail.'