About Us

We passionately believe that art feeds our souls. It enriches our lives and is (frankly) vital to our well-being. Art that draws us towards itself does so because it is speaking to us. It offers us conversation and friendship through shared experience... read the blog

A bit of background – Bridget Sterling initially came to Bath to study her MA in Fine Art. Prior to this she was based in London, freelancing in graphic design alongside running her own artistic practice. After graduating she joined Gallery LeFort in Bath before ending up at Bath Contemporary, which under her leadership gained a respected reputation. Always passionate about education, Bridget also works with universities and organisations as a visiting lecturer and speaker.

Axle Arts – Established in 2017 as a predominantly online gallery, Axle also exhibits from the comfort and informality of Bridget’s home. Artists are selected who show visual curiosity, intelligence and originality across media, with a special interest in materiality and story-telling.

Services – We pride ourselves on offering professional, worldwide shipping on all artworks. Most listings already display local and international shipping but where not, we will source a cost for you. We also offer consultancy and curatorial services for both private and corporate clients.

Guarantee – we guarantee a full refund if, on receiving your artwork, you feel it doesn’t sit well in your intended setting (read our terms and conditions for more information).

Client Testimonials

Bridget is the ideal art gallery curator and dealer. Charming, of course, with a passion for art of different media. (She) is not only highly experienced with relevant expertise but honest, trustworthy and ethically sound, in our personal interactions over the past five years.
[Prof Barry Gilbertson, 2018]

Art to me is part of the journey of life; it's losing yourself in a painting or sculpture. Bridget understands each of her clients and the importance of art as nourishment in a society that at times forgets.
[Dr Melanie Stevens, 2018]

I am delighted with the picture. Quite a bold move to purchase without viewing but it has worked. Many thanks indeed for your facilitation and support.
[Jane Moffat, 2018]

Adrian Parnell

Adrian Parnell

Rick Kirby

Rick Kirby

Corinna Button RE

Corinna Button RE

Rhian Jones

Rhian Jones

Lynne Cartlidge

Lynne Cartlidge

Tamsyn Trevorrow

Tamsyn Trevorrow

Alina Maksimenko

Alina Maksimenko

Mick Morgan

Mick Morgan

Frans Wesselman RE

Frans Wesselman RE

Dorothy Brook

Dorothy Brook