Rennies Gallery is a branch of Rennies Arts & Crafts. It is truly a family run business.
Rennies Arts & Crafts was started by Ronald Rennie and Jean
Rennie in 1965. The business started from selling oil paintings by
Jean Rennie around the North West of England. Ronald Rennie used to
frame the paintings with help from his sons, Duncan, Steven and
Andrew. Every member of the family were involved in selling the
paintings from key out door sites in the North West, such as
Bluecoat Chambers in Liverpool, The waterfront at Chester and by
the seaside at New Brighton, Southport and Caernarfon.
Ron and Jean opened several shops selling art materials and
pictures, in Birkenhead and Liverpool. In 1985 Ron and Jean took
more of a back seat in the running of the business, which they
passed on to their two sons, Duncan and Steven.
In 1991 the business went limited. Duncan and Steven opened more
stores in Ormskirk and St Helens, which are still open today, along
our head office in Bold Street, Liverpool.
Duncan Rennie now runs the very successful art and craft
material retail side of the business. Steven Rennie now runs the
galleries and the picture framing arm of the business. The business
employs about 25 people. Duncan and Steven have both stayed true to
their core principle, important to any small family business
- To offer the customer the best possible standard of