Steve Horton said that whilst it was sad that the doors have closed for Baytree Gallery after 11 years, he and his son Luke stayed true to their vision. Luke told his father he wanted to do something together and the gallery was born. The pair were determined to give regional artists and creators a space to showcase their work and have the opportunity to earn additional income. "It's been amazing, quite humbling," he said. "We had a lot of success. Read also: Independent Penny Ackery to push for Federal ICAC and stronger emissions reduction target if elected "We lived up to our vision of offering up a space." The owner said he enjoyed working alongside his son and would miss that. The gallery and store officially closed this week and Mr Horton said people have gone out of their way to thank them. "It's been amazing - people have travelled from all over the place thanking us," he said. "The community support has always been good, we never had trouble getting artists to exhibit at the gallery." Read also: Regional rehab programs face COVID stress Many loyal customers have also expressed sadness when they heard the news, but said they looked forward to the family's next adventure. The passionate business owner and Chairperson at the Southern Highlands Chamber of Commence and Industry also had his daughter and grandchildren involved at the gallery. About 50 artists had their artworks and products displayed over the years. Read also: Clan groups united in 'milestone' artwork He was told by one of the artists that they sold over 70 artworks in Berrima. "We've had some people constant over the period and others that have come and gone," he said. He was also grateful for the support in the Highlands. "We're very thankful for such wonderful customers over the years," he said. We depend on subscription revenue to support our journalism. If you are able, please subscribe here. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support. Did you know the Southern Highland News is now offering breaking news alerts and a daily email newsletter? Keep up-to-date with all the local news: sign up below.