Clarendon Fine Art

Clarendon Fine Art is the UK's leading publisher and distributor of Original Paintings and Collectable Limited Edition fine art with 80+ galleries across the UK, USA and on cruise ships.

Founded over 25 years ago by Helen Swaby with the objective of being a disruptor in the UK on both the sourcing and sell-side of fine art market.

CFA source and manage their own exclusive collectable fine art content, and act as managing agent to over 200 exclusive artists, for whom they sell original and editioned works directly via their omni channel model.


At a glance:

  • Location: UK
  • Date of investment: 2021
  • Sector: Retail
  • Growth capital

"I started the company determined to tackle the elitism that dominates the world of art and to change the perception that contemporary art was for the chosen few. 25 years later, we have over 80 beautiful boutique galleries across the UK, USA as well as on board ocean liners in partnership with Cunard and P&O where we’re able to make art acquisition for our clients a very accessible and enjoyable experience. The business is totally committed to a joyful customer experience irrespective of whether the client is a relative newcomer to the world of art or an established collector. The growth and the success of the business has been driven by our superior range of original works and fine art editions from highly regarded contemporary artists alongside a hugely dedicated, loyal and passionate team of people working within every sector of the business. Soho Square’s investment is the next step in further expansion including overseas gallery opportunities and improved online services. "

Helen Swaby of Clarendon Fine Art

CEO and Founder