About Us

  • Established since 2001

    Welcome to Driftwood Contemporary,  we are based in two beautiful UK locations: St Ives and Padstow.

    Our group of Driftwood Galleries began in the Victorian town of Ilfracombe over 20 years ago. The Directors Neil and Carol left their careers in education in Oxford to follow their passion of art and combined this with living by the sea within the rugged North Devon coastline they loved so much.

    Since 2001 Driftwood Contemporary has developed a reputation for sourcing emerginging artists to go alongside the estabilished and famous artrists within the portfolio by working directly with artists, publishers and studios.  

    As family business, we hold attention to detail, transparency, and the personal touch true to our heart. We are passionate about helping you find the right artwork for you and your home making the whole experience of developing your collection a truly memorable one!

    We look forward to meeting you and sharing the experience together...

  • Lucinda Bayne, General Manager

    Lucinda Bayne

    General Manager

    With over a decade of experience within the art market and a degree in Interior Design, Lucinda is on hand to help collectors find the perfect artwork for the desired setting and budget. Lucinda has an eye for detail and a talent for curating the galleries.

    As a keen photographer and with an appreciation of the great outdoors, when not in the gallery Lucinda will be out hiking, be it on the Cornish Coast or over the moors.

  • Chloe Frost, Gallery Manager - St Ives

    Chloe Frost

    Gallery Manager - St Ives

    With a BA in fashion and a background in antiquity, Chloe has a keen eye for detail and trend. Using her experience as a technical designer for luxury fashion houses, Chloe will help you navigate your way through the art world connecting you to the heart and soul of your artwork.

    Out of the gallery you will often find her exploring the Cornish countryside with her rescue pup Kai, singing 1950s Jazz wherever she goes.

  • Geneva Winter, Art Sales Consultant - St Ives

    Geneva Winter

    Art Sales Consultant - St Ives

    Geneva has recently joined our team and brings a wealth of knowledge gained through her Master's in Fine Art accompanied by her infectious personality. Geneva is passionate about art and finding the right piece for you and your home. 

    Whilst not in the gallery Geneva is out exploring her new surroundings in Cornwall or developing her skills with needlecraft.