Testimonials

Just a few of the testimonials we have received.

September 2017

I'm from the United States and I really enjoyed seeing the beautiful grounds of your gallery and the wonderful artwork showcased on the video. It was a feast for the eyes. I know you carry Robyn Gordon's carvings. She's one of my favorites! Thank you for sharing your promotional!

Cynthia Grzych - USA

"Freshly Found" - April 2017

Just restores my soul to come out to Fillingdon.

Sylvia Shaw - Bucks

"Freshly Found" - April 2017

Thank you very much for the further information. I'm delighted with my purchases and it was most enjoyable to visit the farm on a beautiful sunny day when all the spring flowers were out.

Judith English - Oxford

"Freshly Found" - April 2017

We have put the bowl on a cherry wood table. Martin was just saying how wonderful it looked - translucent was one of the words he used so there is a sense of porcelain  but the stoneware gives it strength which works so well with the strength of colour.  We are loving it.

Tessa and Martin Kerwood - London

"Freshly Found" - April 2017

Love all the unusual art.

Nadia Schofield - Midlothian, Scotland

"Freshly Found" - April 2017

Wonderful - I love hearing about the artists.  It makes the work meaningful as well as beautiful.  Thank you.

Barbara Cole-Powney - Ivor Heath, Bucks

"Freshly Found" - April 2017

A wholly pleasurable experience as always.

Roz Inglis - Slough, Berks

"Freshly Found" - April 2017

So impressed!  Such a beautiful venue and amazing art.  Memories of our years in South Africa.

Val & Keith Black - Farnham, Surrey

"Freshly Found" - April 2017

So lovely, a job to choose!

Pat Brooks - Oxon

"Freshly Found" - April 2017

Thanks for a fascinating display - fantastic

Carolyn Pickard - Chalfont St Peter, Bucks

"Freshly Found" - March 2017

A wealth of lovely things.

Debbie & Trevor Farnfield - Marlow, Bucks

"Freshly Found" - March 2017

How much we enjoyed our visit to Fillingdon on Saturday.  Yet again it was a lovely experience and how beautiful the Farm looked. Your hospitality was exceptional - as usual - and we thought that the variety and appeal of the wide variety of African art, ceramics, sculptures, etc was outstanding. You must have worked so hard and travelled so far to find such marvellous items. Well done.

Andrew Melhuish - Wargrave, Berks

"Freshly Found" - March 2017

Thank you so much Debs - I absolutely love my bowl!  And one hundred percent agree with and love the way you select your pieces. What a fabulous job you do! I just knew when I saw it that it was meant for me .  I had such a lovely afternoon visiting your beautiful home and gallery. Such a perfect setting for all the unique gorgeous work. I love it. I had the best day - a lovely trip out in the beautiful sunshine to your lovely gallery  - wonderfully therapeutic. Thank you.

Anne Sturla - Bucks

"Freshly Found" - March 2017

Oh, I wish!!

Pauline and Holly Thomas, Lane End, Bucks

"Freshly Found" - March 2017

Fabulous

Peter and Annie Allport, Oxon

"Freshly Found - March 2017

Wonderful

Maureen Percival - Burford, Oxon

"Freshly Found" - March 2017

Very good!

Malcolm Stockdale, Bucks

February - 2017

Today I received the bowl. It's even more beautiful than on the photos.
Thank you for everything!
Robert van der Waal - the Hague, Netherlands

"Jubilation!" - January 2017

The painting is even more beautiful in real life! I love it. Thanks again.

Angela Hodsdon - Queensland, Australia

"Jubilation" - December 2016

OMG! They arrived this morning, they are unwrapped and I am in AWE! (3 Robyn Gordon carved wooden totems)
So beautiful, so calming, am so glad!
Thanks Debs.  Happy Holidays.
Carol Huntingdon - Santa Fe, New Mexico

"Jubilation" - November 2016

"Thank you for the usual warm welcome and joy of looking at so many wonderful pieces of art"

"Not just an exhibition or sale - more of an experience"

"Beautiful things.  So much choice"

"Can't keep away!!"

"Excellent as ever!"

Comments from some of our regulars

October 2016

It was a pleasure to meet you.  My wife was absolutely over the moon when she opened the parcel to see such a beautiful painting. To be honest, I was also taken back! The only issue now is where to hang it in our new home.
We will most definitely love to come to one of your exhibitions, as I think my wife is already eyeing up the charcoal drawings by Arthur Azevedo.
Look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future.
Matthew Headley - Devon

September 2016

The original is better than I thought, looking forward to re framing it very soon.  I will keep an eye out on your website for any other interesting or new works particularly artists from Zim!
Neil McMaster - Dubai

September 2016

"My beautiful painting arrived this pm. I need to sit and have a good look at him - just been rushing around but so happy. Thank you again and please contact me when you receive more paintings."

Fiona McMaster - Donegal, Ireland

August 2016

"I have just received the bowl and I am delighted, it is so beautiful!  It was safely and beautifully packed.  Thank you very much again for your kind assistance."

 

Carla Gaita - Chichester, West Sussex

August 2016

"The necklaces have arrived and they are more gorgeous than their photos.  I can't wait to wear them!"

Linda Dragas - New Jersey, USA

"Silver Summer" - July 2016

"Thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition, thank you."

Caroline Gilbert - Marlow, Bucks

"Silver Summer" - July 2016

"If any of you have time today do pop down to the final day of Debs Digby's incredible art show at Fillingdon Fine Art. I went yesterday, had a lovely relaxing cuppa in the gorgeous garden, then spent well over an hour absorbed in the absolutely beautiful art on show - exquisite ceramics and jewellery that you just don't see anywhere else - and bought a lot of presents for friends and family, I've never been so organised for Christmas! Don't miss it!"

Louise Coopman - Naphill, Bucks

"Silver Summer" - July 2016

"Outstanding!"

Peter van Breda - Harare, Zimbabwe

"Silver Summer" - July 2016

"Great visit - thank you"

Anne Maccormack - Chessington, Surrey

"Silver Summer" - July 2016

"Memories of beautiful Africa"

Joanna Pease - Marlow, Bucks

"Silver Summer" - July 2016

"So special as always"

Sian Thomas - Great Wolford, Gloucs

"Silver Summer" - July 2016

"Very enjoyable and inspiring"

Keith and Tanya Tuckey - Penn, Bucks

"Silver Summer" - July 2016

"African memories, beautiful art."

Julie Rudge - Hammerton, South Wales

"Silver Summer" - July 2016

"First time - very enjoyable"

Claire Honnor - Frieth, Bucks

"Silver Summer" - July 2016

"Absolutely stunning - a lovely reminder of home"

Simone and Frances Arnott - Romsey, Hants

"Silver Summer" - July 2016

"Can't keep away!!"

Mrs Sylvia Shaw - Chalfont St Peter

"Silver Summer" - July 2016

We've just had the best afternoon ever - so much beauty. If you are looking for stunning ceramics & sculpture for your home or garden, this is a MUST. Lots of lovely jewellery, paintings and many other gorgeous items too.

Ross & Tessa Turner - Reading

"Silver Summer" - July 2016

"Inspirational"

Annie Allport - Henley, Oxon

"Silver Summer" - July 2016

"Lovely as always"

Hilary Dowling - Marlow, Bucks

pre "Silver Summer" - May 2016

Just writing to confirm that your parcel arrived safely this morning.  Many thanks for your prompt service – I’m thrilled with the contents of my purchase.

Laura Clutterbuck - Bath

"Spring Celebration" - March 2016

Most definitely worth a visit. Some beautiful and unique pieces for all tastes!

Annie Smith - Bucks

"Spring Celebration" - March 2016

You have the most beautiful gallery filled with exquisite pieces - I could happily spend all day there! I'm thrilled with the jewellery I bought and I know the recipients will be too. So wonderful to find somewhere where each piece is not only beautifully crafted and unique, but comes with its own story to tell. Would thoroughly recommend a visit by anyone, particularly if you're looking to find an extra special gift that couldn't be found anywhere else. Giving one of these beautiful pieces represents quality, craftsmanship, individuality, passion and support for those that created it.

Anne Sturla - Holmer Green

"Spring Celebration" - March 2016

The parcel has arrived safely thank you.  It's gorgeous!  Thanks again for all your help.  So pleased to have found you!

Rebecca Ellis - London

"Christmas Kaleidoscope" - Nov 2015

"I just wanted to send a quick message to say hi and how much I LOVE my painting. It looks great on the wall. I will certainly share your next invitation.  We loved so much of what you exhibited.  You obviously have a great eye. Looking forward to seeing you soon."

Kia Bing-Davies, Buckinghamshire

"Christmas Kaleidoscope"

"Lovely as always"

Eleanor Church, Oxfordshire

"Christmas Kaleidoscope"

"Brilliant exhibition.  Thank you"

Jennifer, Moira & Michael

"Christmas Kaleidoscope"

"Wonderful colour!"

Alec Powell

"Roots & Wings"

"I received  your package on Wednesday but didn’t have time to open it until Thursday.  And was it worth waiting for!  The two necklaces are even more beautiful than pictured.  I love them.  And you packaged them so well.   Many, many thanks for the “extras” from South Africa.  They are much appreciated and were so thoughtful of you to include.  Many thanks for being so patient with me.  Your items are beyond compare.  Can’t wait to wear them."

Linda Dragas - New Jersey, USA

"Roots & Wings"

"Delayed but no less huge thank you's for our lovely Saturday afternoon with you last weekend.  We LOVED your gallery and are thrilled with all our treats!  And very delicious lettuce thank you!"

 

Alex, Shaun, Patty and Nikki - Hungerford

"Roots & Wings"

"Good as ever"

Suzie Hunt - Surrey

"Primary Palette"

"As inspiring as usual, thank you."

Liz Warren - Marlow

"Primary Palette"

"One of the best - and I have loved them all"

Hilary Lamb - Oxon

"Primary Palette"

"Brilliant and eclectic as always. Thanks!

Chris & Tina - Northants

"Roots & Wings"

Dear Debs, delayed but no less huge thank yous for our lovely Saturday afternoon with you last weekend.  We LOVED your gallery and are thrilled with all our treats!  And very delicious lettuces thank you!

Alex Medlin - Hungerford
Leverton Framers

"Richly Wrapped"

"You've been a star. Thanks so much Debs (can't believe it took me so long to get 'with the programme')"

Cathy Layzell, artist, Cape Town, RSA

"Richly Wrapped"

"I welcomed the necklaces to my home on Wednesday.  The beige-toned necklace was a real revelation:  much more gorgeous than pictured.  And special thanks for the unexpected gift.  How thoughtful of you.  So appreciative of all your efforts on my behalf."

Linda Dragas, New Jersey, USA

"Richly Wrapped"

I thoroughly enjoyed browsing your wondrous gallery filled with so many lovely works of art. What a memorable day I had.

Margie Wright, Chalfont St Giles

"Richly Wrapped"

A magical find in so many different ways.

Brendan Lynch, Gerrards Cross

Richly Wrapped

coming back!

Jan Brandon, Beaconsfield

Richly Wrapped

a little slice of heaven

Cherie Slade, Stewkly

Richly Wrapped

Fantastic!

Stevie Wilkinson, Bucks

2014 Summer Selection

We always really enjoy coming to your exhibitions -- they're crammed full of so many wonderful things. And it's always great to see you & Simon, too, though we missed seeing Patrick this time, of course!

Leslie Farrow, Middlesex

2014 Summer Selection 2104

“I did enjoy the day. You have got together a super collection and I think it was the best exhibition you have put on so far. It was such a pleasure to see you again.”

Professor Marian Hicks, Oxford

2014 Summer Selection 2104

“Your summer exhibition and website, look so attractive and enticing. Brava ragazza! I enjoy scouring your gallery, even in space - always fresh and encouraging.”

Pauline Battigelli, Oxford

2014 Summer Selection 2104

“What a perfect day for a visit to Fillingdon. I enjoyed seeing you again today and sitting in the sunshine surrounded by beautiful pieces of art in your gorgeous garden. Your exhibition is serene. I love the new look. I'd have enjoyed spending much, much longer, quietly absorbing more of it. On reflection I know I didn't give it the peace and attention it deserves.”

Alice Storie - Beaconsfield, Bucks

2014 Art of Africa sale

"Fab sale - bought far too much as usual!"

Alison Dewar, Bucks

2013 Festive Flavouring

"Richly wonderful"

Dr Beverley Arnold, Princes Risborough, Bucks

2013 Spring Seasoning – 11th to 19th May

“Utterly brilliant!”

Caroline Cook, Pheasant’s Hill, Oxon

2012 Key to Christmas

“Stunning! What fantastic work – a real African showcase of quality”

Libby Brayshaw, Alton, Hampshire

2012 Key Criteria

“a tremendous initiative to bring African art to England”

Ed Wethli, Cape Town

2011 Seasonal Treasure

“could have spent the entire day – wonderful”

Catherine Turner, Princes Risborough, Bucks

2011 Hidden Gems

“Inspiring – a bubble of beauty”

Barbara Cole-Powney, Iver Heath, Bucks

2010 Fine Art and Festive Frippery

“Fantastic – we’ll be back!”

Marguerite Gascoine, Binfield Heath, Oxon

2010 Fresh Appeal

“the usual absolute delight”

the Underhills, High Wycombe, Bucks

2009 Art from the Heart

“each year the exhibitions get even better”

Jennifer Azima, Frieth, Bucks

2009 Old Places, New Faces

“fantastic, as usual”

Helen Cole, Radnage, Bucks

2008 Against all Odds

“exquisitely set out & a pleasure to view”

Daphne Vaughan, Marlow, Bucks

2008 Art Angels

“a real treat”

Trevor & Diana Symmon, Downley, Bucks

2007 Reflect the Rainbow

“really exciting – we’d like to visit again”

Sally & Robert Morris, Princes Risborough, Bucks

2007 The Road to Bethlehem

“all too often what we really liked was already sold”

John & Val Beadle, Piddington, Bucks

2006 Memories of Maropeng

“you’ve done it again, thank you”

Norman & Rita Pulley, Hughenden, Bucks

2006 Déjà Vu

“stunningly beautiful”

Pat Sanger, High Wycombe, Bucks

2005 Cape to Kenya

“very well organised”

Chris Afuba, Wallingford, Oxon

2005 Many a Splendoured Thing

“I like your taste”

Margot Hutch, Oxford

2004 40 Odd Years

“very exciting, beautiful work – definitely worth it”

Perry Family, Stokenchurch, Bucks

2004 Gauteng Gold

“a new energy – a true spirit of Africa”

Rowena Paxton, Marlow, Bucks

2004 South Africa, Zimbabwe & Kenya II

“loved it all”

Adam & Ciara Winkelman, Dublin

2004 Izingelosi

“I’ve crumbled and finally bought a painting! Thank you”

Sue Pollard, Reading, Berks

2003 Cape Town Calling

“please let us know when you have another exhibition”

Alison Victing, Beaconsfield, Bucks

2003 Women’s Work

“many memories”

Mr and Mrs Taylor, Speen, Bucks

2003 South Africa, Zimbabwe & Kenya

“refreshingly different"

Gareth & Anna Stingemore, Roundwood, Ireland

2002 Journey to Kenya

“truly delightful – thank you”

Kate Hester, Piddington, Bucks

2002 Tribute to Zimbabwe

“a lovely show”

Alistair & Daphne Roach, Smalldean, Bucks

2001 Tenth Anniversary Christmas Exhibition

“first class show”

Mr E. Mansfield, High Wycombe

2001 Tenth Anniversary Summer Exhibition

“I was sold!”

Diana Rodman, Amersham, Bucks

2000 Millennium Christmas

“lots of food for thought – excellent”

Ian & Jess Parkin, Fingest, Bucks

2000 Summer 2000

“Wow!”

Steve Moody, Herts

1999 The Final Countdown

“beautiful art exhibition”

Lesley Creek, Rickmansworth, Herts

1999 Summer Safari

“love the sculpture”

Angela Fielder, Bledlow Ridge,Bucks

1998 Christmas Crackers

“enjoyable, relaxed visit”

Steve Leggett, New Zealand

1998 African Summer

“a fab african summer – congratulations”

Leigh Taberer, Guildford, Surrey

1997 Christmas ’97

“exceptional work”

Carol Wilson, Streatham, London

1997 Spring ’97

“lots of lovely things”

Charlotte Hilder, Lacey Green, Bucks

1996 Xmas-Nine-Six

“most interesting”

V. Wooster, Beacons Bottom, Bucks

1996 Spring-Nine-Six

“high quality and inspiring works”

Gordon Stewart, High Wycombe, Bucks

1995 Xmas ’95

“beautiful and fun”

Stevens, High Wycombe, Bucks

1995 Spring ’95

“looks good”

Sue Cook, Naphill, Bucks

1994 Summer ‘94

“great! great!”

Karolina Haas, Windsor

1993 On Safari

“very impressive”

Sneh Mehta, West Sussex

1993 One of a Tribe named Womben

“top exhibition”

Brian Made, London

1993 A Celebration of Stone & Wood

“want an invitation to the next one please”

Ross Gordon, Wapping

1992 Township Art

“profound and topical”

Mary Stewart, Henley-on-Thames

1992 Fabric Art

“gorgeous & wonderful work”

Marina Kramer, Twickenham

1992 Shona Selection

“refreshing – keep us in touch”

Fletschers, London

1992 Katlehong Art

“makes one proud to be African”

A. Magona, London

1992 Beauty & the Beast

“what an achievement”

Pam Robey, Chelsea, London

1991 - Mary Collis

“some colour in London at last”

Lucy & Andrew Smith - London