Welcome to Skippings Fine Arts!

Skippings Fine Arts
painting by Kendal Hopkins (American, 1908-1981)  , circa 1932, oil on canvas, Paris exhibition label on the verso, ,  61 x 73 cm – sold

We are Fine Art dealers between Norfolk, England  and Paris, France. Specialising in 20th century pictures and Tribal Art,  we look forward to presenting you art that is  eclectic, beautiful, and which touches the soul.


After exhibiting art and trading from our beautiful gallery the heart of Great Yarmouth’s historic centre, “Skippings Gallery” became “Skippings Fine Arts”, as we moved our business online.

Well –  not quite! Paintings and sculptures are physical objects, not just images. They should -and need- to be appreciated “in the flesh”.

Giving up the Yarmouth Gallery is allowing me to do more events, more fairs, and to meet you –  artworks in hand –  wherever you might be: in Paris, Norwich, London, or elsewhere in the world.  Moreover, it leaves me more time to attend auctions all over France to find the highest quality, most exciting and best value  artworks for you, my clients.

Most of the gallery’s current stock of artworks predating the 1960s is now clearly and professionally presented  on “Sellingantiques”. You may view it here:

I am also in the process of listing artworks in the “Shop online” section – so please do take a look! The newest addition will be a magnificent, intriguing collection of five illustrations of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick – preview below.


Philippe Cara-Costea (1925-2006) Farm buildings, 1964, Indian ink on paper, 50 x 64,5 cm unframed  sold

Further works by the artist available in the “Shop online section” and in the SkippingsFineArtNewsletter_6

Thank you to all of you who came to my Pop Up at the Georgian House in December!

Pop Up!

Thank you for your purchases, your encouragement – I hope I managed to convey what is, in a sense, the mission of Skippings:  to present gorgeous, rare artworks and the stories they  hold in a beautiful, yet natural setting.

Skippings Fine Arts at Southwold Art and Antiques Fair

As this site is being updated, please find below – and on the following pages –  a few examples of the eclectic artwork we offer.

New works also feature in our newsletter, available here:

No. 1.  SkippingsFineArtNewsletter_1

No. 2 SKIPPINGS FINE ARTNewsletter No2 (2)

No. 3 – all pictures sold!

No. 4 SkippingsFineArtNewsletter_4

No. 6 SkippingsFineArtNewsletter_6

If there are paintings you’d like to view in Norwich, Paris or London, please don’t hesitate to give me a call on 0747 257 2398  to organise a viewing time.  It’s no trouble at all!

Louis-Paul Le Poittevin (1847 -1909)
Oil on canvas, 22 x 33 cm,   SOLD
Charles-Francois Daubigny (1817-1878) Le Carrières, oil on canvas, signed lower left, 35 x 27cm   SOLD
Edmond-Alphonse Defonte (1862-1948), Summer Fields, oil on canvas 38 x  55 cm, signed and dated 1895 SOLD
Consuelo de Saint Exupéry: Abstraction, 1958-9. Oil on board, 102 x 80 cm. Price on request

Touchingly, the painting bears the artist’s full address in Paris on the verso of the frame. It is likely that the picture figured in the 1959 exhibitionat the Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, and that she shipped it herself to a collector – on 12-12-1959.


Further details on request.

Alfred Bastien, Chelsea harbour, May 1915, oil on board, 39 x 55 cm, SOLD
Manuel Barthold 55 x 64 cm £ 1250

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