The Story of Flamingo
Flamingo is a design-led independent card, art and gift shop, owned and run by us, Amanda and Simon Brown, situated in the centre of Widcombe Parade, just a short walk from Bath railway station.
We opened our brightly coloured shop in 2015 as an outlet for Amanda’s varied unique artwork of contemporary paintings on canvas, photographic art and cards. Artwork, gifts and cards by other local artists and designers are also on offer which have been chosen to complement Amanda’s work and offer variety.
The ‘Destination’ range has proved very popular with Bathonians and tourists alike which showcase local areas in Bath and Widcombe including Bath’s rugby and football teams!
Amanda has also developed a unique way of turning your photos into art with her trademark resin artwork. Designing photos in a collage effect on raised blocks to give a 3D effect, Amanda covers the entire picture in resin to give it a high gloss finish. These are a perfect way to release your photos from an album or your computer to be displayed as a piece of art on your wall and make great gifts for special occasions.
Also, we design bespoke one-off door and floor mats which can be created with your own design, address, house name or even with your pet’s name! These are created with two things in mind, function, to stop dirt and dust at the door and design that sets your home apart. Fully machine washable our mats both protect and enhance.
We won the award for ‘Best Independent Newcomer’ and were runner up in ‘Best Window Display’ in MP Ben Howlett’s inaugural Best of Bath Businesses Awards 2016. Amanda says, ‘I am extremely pleased and honoured that the hard work in establishing Flamingo has been recognised with this award.’ In 2017 Flamingo was a proud Finalist in the Bath Life Awards. Amanda was a judge for the Bath Life Awards 2019.
We look forward to welcoming you in Flamingo soon!