Amberley has a long history of association with the creative arts. The railway came to Amberley in 1863 and made it accessible, especially to London.
The painter and draughtsman Edward Stott, a member of the Barbizon Group in France, came to Amberley and established an English branch of the group here. Described in 1908 as 'the poet-painter of the twilight', Edward Stott was well known in his time for his atmospheric depictions of rural and biblical scenes imbued with an ethereal quality.
Other famous artists visited or lived in Amberley and today it continues to attract artists who love the light, landscapes and environment.