About Collier & Dobson
Collier & Dobson is a small family business with a strong reputation for quality. We publish for a wide variety of some of the UK’s leading wildlife, landscape, and contemporary artists, and sell a range of exquisite sculpture, original works of art & limited edition prints from both our online gallery, and beautiful Bridge Street gallery in Fordingbridge on the edge of the scenic New Forest National Park.
Our offices and workshops are situated in Fordingbridge Business Park, where our skilled team produce all our prints, mounts and frames in-house from start to finish. We are highly accomplished in image capture, printing, and framing...and have even designed and created our own bespoke packaging to ensure that each and every high quality piece is lovingly packaged to minimise every risk even once they have left the building.
Check out the links below to find out more about how we produce our fine art prints, and frame original paintings and drawings:
Find out more about limited editions prints and how we produce them
Find out more about artist proofs and how we produce them
Find out more about how we frame and glaze our artwork
Find out more about our packaging
As art publishers we also supply limited edition prints and original paintings to art galleries and stores throughout the UK and Ireland, so if you can’t visit us in Fordingbridge, check out our interactive map to find your nearest stockist of Collier & Dobson published artwork.
About Philip Collier
Philip’s interest and passion for the art world began when he was just 8 years old. His Father’s career as an antique dealer and jeweller meant that many a day was spent following him around auction houses like Christie's and Sotheby's, and being immersed in artwork at various showrooms and galleries. At one pivotal point, he was encouraged to select and purchase a piece of porcelain at auction, which was then sold at his family's Fordingbridge showroom, the proceeds of which were reinvested into his next auction purchase. This fuelled his affection for the fine art business, and was just the first step on the road to driving his own career in the fine arts sector.
Philip is dyslexic and, having become disenthralled with academic life, left school at the age of 17. Far from holding him back, his neurodiversity has propelled him towards an acutely visual appreciation of the world around him, and has meant that he excels in the creative arena. His keen eye for ‘beautiful things’ led him to set up his own art and interiors company after leaving school, and only 4 years later he began working with acclaimed artist Tabitha Salmon, representing her and selling her original paintings. This experience sparked a decisive move into art publishing.
32 years on, the very fabric of Philip’s business has been interwoven with his childhood experiences of the art world, his strong visual capabilities, and years of professional knowledge. A desire to surround himself and others with pieces which elicit joy, means that he loves visiting people’s homes to offer a variety of bespoke advisory services.