Why Us?

With over 4 decades in the arts, Mark David Hatwood FRSA created britishcontemporary.art to extend the reach of the British artists he loves, well beyond the realms of his hugely successful Cornish gallery.

So, what is britishcontemporary.art and what makes us stand out from the crowd?

  • A curated website featuring only the best of British painters and paintings
  • 7 day no-quibble returns policy – we want you to be 100% happy with your purchases!
  • Free unlimited Room View mockups for your own home
  • …and that’s just for starters!

Mark’s dedication to service has seen his Cornish gallery’s turnover grow by 500% in just 4 years and he is now extending that service to his britishcontemporary.art customers. Here’s what his customers say:

“Have purchased in store and online – the result is the same… 

IMPRESSIVE SERVICE and great art!!!!!”

– Jason

“One very happy customer. Mark, you have a warm and welcoming gallery. I can’t wait until the next visit.”

– Sarah

“An amazing collection of original art. Knowledgeable and friendly owner. What’s not to like.”

– Tim

Mark and his team are real, passionate people who want to make sure the future of buying fine art online is safe, secure and most of all, enjoyable. We’re here to answer any questions, usually within an hour if not minutes and we’ll do all we can to make sure your purchase is 100% perfect.

Email, phone or message us and we’ll happily answer any of your queries so you can be sure of every purchase you make! Thank you.

Actual BritishContemporary.art customer reviews:

Mark has a great eye for selecting paintings and his service is exemplary – responsive and speedy. Our painting was dispatched within hours. Knowing we could return it easily if we decided it was not quite what we wanted , removed any anxiety we had about buying on line. Happily, we love our painting. Many thanks Mark.”

– Dr Maureen L

“Was so excited that I could obtain a piece of original art work from an artist whose work I had aspired to own for a long time. It was so easy and Mark kept me ‘in the loop’ from the moment I clicked ‘buy’! I feel like a really valued customer and will certainly keep an eye on what British Contemporary Art have to offer.”

– Charlotte P

“…the site is so easy to use and the reproduction of the paintings gives a positive idea of their real impression so we were not afraid to buy and not disappointed when the reality arrived. The service was prompt and efficient, most impressive. Whereas everyone prefers to see the real thing, online one can go backwards and forwards over paintings without feeling embarrassed that we are blocking someone else’s view.”

– Catherine P

“A big thank you to Mark and all the team at BritishContempory.Art. Excellent customer service. Friendly, helpful staff and very knowledgable. I don’t buy pieces of art often but my two purchases from BCA are both outstanding and I received them promptly and well packaged. The selection of art and artists is very comprehensive with new pieces coming in frequently. Good to find a gallery that offers affordable art and supports local as well as established artists all at affordable prices. Love Mark’s [Social media] video gallery guide too, great idea. Already saving and looking for my next piece.”

– Alison G

“Absolutely delighted to receive my Hester Berry chalk drawing. It caught my eye immediately on opening the newsletter and grew on my mind throughout the morning. I’ve learnt to listen my instincts and worry later, but Mark provided the assurance to allow us to purchase and see it in the person, an absolute must when buying works online. Fantastic communication and service, we’d organised the sale in minutes, and it was in my hands the next morning. Exactly what you want when you’re an excited buyer! Needless to say it was better than hoped for and is already in pride of place on the wall! Couldn’t recommend BCA more highly… The framing advice from the artist was an unexpected bonus! Thanks Mark, BCA and of course Hester.”

– Kevin F

Many thanks for such excellent customer service and a risk free first experience of buying original art completely on-line.  Everything was very well done, from the details on you website to the quick response to my questions and speedy delivery.  I very much hope to buy from you again.”

– Kathy M

“I have twice bought pictures, having viewed then online and on both occasions the process was very easy and rewarding. Having made contact by phone and email, once payment was arranged, the artwork was posted to me incredibly quickly and with no extra charge. Mark provides a very good service!”

– Jill V



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