Portland Gallery are leading dealers in Modern and Contemporary British art. Our two-floor gallery in St James’s hosts up to fourteen exhibitions a year; largely solo presentations of work by our represented artists and estates. Founded in 1984 by Tom Hewlett, the gallery swiftly developed a reputation as leading dealers in the Scottish Colourists whilst also representing notable estates. We continue to enjoy long and successful relationships with our existing contemporary artists. Tom retired from Portland Gallery in April 2022 and the gallery is now under the directorship of Jamie Anderson. The gallery is run as an Employee Ownership Trust (E.O.T.) with all staff, or beneficiaries, sharing in the success of our business.


Throughout the history of the gallery, our exhibition programme has concentrated primarily in representing the best modern and contemporary figurative artists working in traditional media. In parallel, Portland have enjoyed considerable success as dealers in abstract paintings and sculptures by some of the most prominent figures of 20th century British Art. In the future, we are looking to develop our exhibition programme while consolidating what has made the gallery so successful in the past. Key to this will be maintaining our close working relationships with the artists and estates we currently represent.


Portland Gallery act as advisors to many private collectors and public institutions. We are able to offer support and advice to novice collectors, helping them to navigate the sometimes daunting waters of the art market. We also provide expert in-depth market analysis to experienced collectors looking to refine and shape existing collections. We can provide valuation services, advice of conservation and framing issues, and provide assistance with logistics, cataloguing and collection management.


Portland Gallery participates regularly at leading art fairs including the London Art Fair and the British Art Fair. We are members of the Society of London Art Dealers.

  • Staff

    • Jamie Anderson, Director

      Jamie Anderson


      Jamie Anderson joined Portland Gallery 2022 as a director. Jamie has 25 years’ experience in London commercial galleries, specialising in Modern British Art and contemporary art. Jamie attended the University of Glasgow and graduated in Art History and Modern History, Jamie has helped form several significant collections of modern art and brokered acquisitions of work by major international artists. Particular areas of interest include David Bomberg and his pupils and the St Ives group of artists. Jamie has helped in the dispersal of major corporate and public collections, collaborated with public institutions on museum exhibitions and publications, and lectured in art business at Sotheby’s Institute.

    • Florence Batchelor, Head of Contemporary Art

      Florence Batchelor

      Head of Contemporary Art

      Florence joined Portland Gallery in 2021 and now heads the contemporary art programme at the gallery. Florence has over 7 years’ of experience working at leading London galleries and museums. She studied History of Art with Material Studies at UCL and obtained her Master's degree from The Courtauld Institute of Art where her specialist subject was the history and dissemination of Early Modern prints.

    • Esme Dollow, Modern British Specialist

      Esme Dollow

      Modern British Specialist

      Esme Dollow joined Portland Gallery in 2022 as a specialist in Modern British Art. Esme joins the gallery after over 4 years at Christie’s where she was a sale coordinator and cataloguer in the Modern British department. She was lead cataloguer for the Modern British & Irish artworks in The Collection of Sir Nicholas Goodison: British Innovation and Craftsmanship, (May 2022) auction. Esme has a 1st class degree from Coventry University in Fine Art and combines a working knowledge of contemporary art practice with specific knowledge of 20th century British art history.

    • Jasmine Winter, Gallery Manager

      Jasmine Winter

      Gallery Manager

      Jasmine Winter joined Portland Gallery in 2022 after graduating from the University of Reading in Fine Art and History of Art. Her dissertation centred on the effects of the pandemic on the Art Market with reference to online sales. Jasmine’s primary role is to assist in the running of the contemporary art programme but she is also involved in the day-to-day running of the gallery, particularly stock management and cataloguing.