Every Picture Tells a Story

It’s said that every picture tells a story and we’d like you to write a short story inspired by one of our paintings pictured here.

Which one will you choose?
Lost or Strayedby Briton Riviere
  • Lost or Strayedby Briton Riviere
  • Portrait of Artist watching her Two Children Growby P J Crook
  • Mother and Child, Candlelightby William Rothenstein
  • Village Life by Stanley Spencer

Please click on each picture to read the stories inspired by the picture.

  • Lost or Strayed by Briton Riviere
  • Portrait of Artist watching her Two Children Grow by P J Crook
  • Mother and Child, Candlelightby William Rothenstein
  • Village Life by Stanley Spencer

Are you inspired?

If you have a tale, then tell us your story! It can be as short or as long as you like but no more than 400 words! We will select stories to appear on our website. These will be regularly updated.

Download Form

Email your story to artgallery@cheltenham.gov.uk

If you prefer you can send a copy of your story to:
Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
Clarence Street, Cheltenham GL50 3JT



To celebrate the launch of the BBC Your Paintings website, which shows the United Kingdom’s 212,000 oil paintings, we are displaying canvas copies of these paintings in the windows of The Outer Space, 3 St Georges Place, Cheltenham, the temporary home to our busy Education & Outreach Service.

[Photo of the canvas display]

Go to www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings To see more paintings which belong to Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum.

Open daily 9.30am - 5.15pm
(Closed 25 & 26 December 2013 and 1 January 2014)

Admission free

THE WILSON
Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
Clarence Street
Cheltenham
GL50 3JT
Tel: 01242 237431
www.thewilson.org.uk