Carina Haslam Art was founded in 2001. Our mission, then as today, was to promote affordable, high-quality art, specialising in oils and bronzes. Some of our artists are well known and established, others are new to the mainstream; we are pleased to have gained a reputation for discovering fresh and exciting talent. Our loyal clients return again and again, trusting us to find them works of art that are not only a sound financial investment but, more importantly, will give them and their families pleasure for generations to come.
In 2006 we moved from London to Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire. As well as holding private views in the gallery we show at art fairs in London and across the UK, and have been successfully exhibiting in New York since 2012 and Singapore since 2018.
Our clients range from local businesses and individuals to the House of Lords, Harvard University, Allied London, Jeffrey Archer, Michael McIntyre, the Saudi Royal Family, the Curator of the Tate, the FCA and the Fleming Collection. My uncle, Nicky Haslam, has been a longstanding supporter, as have many other prominent interior designers and collectors.
Whether you’re a corporate buyer or a private art lover, do come and see us. We are always delighted to meet fellow enthusiasts and there is no obligation to buy.
About Carina Haslam
Carina established her first successful business at 19, hand painting duvet covers that she sold to shops in Edinburgh. An invitation from Ken Russell to work on The Rainbow led to her spending the next decade working in film but she continued to attend art fairs and advise friends and family on art and in 2001 opened Carina Haslam Art in Fulham.
Carina’s early interest in art was fuelled by her father’s collection of paintings by LS Lowry, who was a close friend of her paternal grandfather, and the artworks of her maternal grandfather, Lord Oranmore and Browne, whose son, Tara Browne, was a friend of the Beatles and the subject, according to John Lennon, of their song ‘A Day in the Life’. Interior designer Nicky Haslam has been a strong influence in Carina’s life, introducing his young niece to glamorous figures such as Mick Jagger and Bryan Ferry. As an adult she has enjoyed collaborating professionally with Nicky and other interior designers, exploring how works of art can be shown to best advantage in private and public spaces, from the grandest setting to the most modest.
About Johnny Gibson
Carina’s husband Johnny has been working for Carina Haslam Art in one capacity or another since its inception, and is now in charge of the day-to-day running of the gallery. He formally joined CHA in 2011 after a career in marketing and communications that began with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Edinburgh Festival and was followed by almost two decades at advertising and design agencies (Saatchi & Saatchi, J Walter Thomson, Black Cat and Identica) before he became Marketing and Communications Director of Sound & Music (SAM) at Somerset House and the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA).
Having graduated from York University, Johnny went on to study at the Royal College of Music, following in the footsteps of his father, the celebrated British conductor Sir Alexander Gibson. Both his parents were keen collectors of art and friends with leading figures in the Scottish art world such as David Donaldson and Sir Robin Philipson, hence Johnny’s intimate knowledge of and particular interest in 20th century and contemporary Scottish art.
Carina Haslam and Nicky Haslam at the Battersea Affordable Art Fair, Spring 2019