First Steps Art

Exhibition space for emerging artists

First Steps Art

First Steps is an eclectic selection of artwork brought together in a collective gallery space.

The group displays various forms of art including oils, acrylic, mixed media, and photography.

During each exhibition new or emerging artists are encouraged to take their first steps, and are welcomed into an exhibition setting.

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First Steps Art was born from a single exhibition by artist Dale Sheen, in 2015. Since then he has sold work across the world.

This group now encourages new artists to join an affordable exhibition, supported by those who have already displayed with the group. The aim is to encourage artist to exhibit their work to a high standard of presentation.


The final exhibiton is in the art gallery at Denbies Wine Estate, London Road, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6AA from:

  • Monday 16th to Sunday 22nd December 2019 - Theme: OPEN (fully booked)


First Steps Art has a fixed pricing for the space available and take 5% commission from the art sales. Commission is capped so artists have a clear pricing plan before they exhibit.

The exhibitions are curated so that it releases the individual artist from the obligation of being in the gallery for the duration. However artists are encouraged to attend during each exhibition, when they feel ready or are able this group


By personally understanding how hard it is to get in to exhibitons, this group offer more affordable space to artists wishing to exhibit. They in turn can then offer more affordable art to the exhibition visitors.

The pricing of artworlks is left to the individual artist, as they know how much the raw materials have cost them to bring a piece to life, along with the many hours spent creating an individual and origianl work of art.

At present the group exhibits once a year in the gallery at Denbies Wine Estate but are looking for more venues to suit our eclectic collections.