Two years ago, Paul and Helen Ridgewell moved from Cornwall to Lynton and opened a gallery in the town’s Old Bank House.
Gallery @ 500 Feet’s name, of course, refers to the elevation of the upper twin village. Over the past two years the couple’s range of contemporary and eclectic art has become a firm favourite with both visitors and locals. Paul and Helen are not artists and they had never run a shop before. They explain why they have changed careers and why they love living on the moor. In March, Helen will open a second shop in Lynton, too.