Resident Artists

We are fortunate to have a wide range of emerging and established artists, designers and creative practitioners within our studios. Please email 'info@theartworks.org.uk' if you would like to arrange a studio visit.

 
 
  Studio 1    Andrew Wild  Andrew works primarily in the field of Painting, producing semi-abstract works that explore the intrinsic material properties of both traditional and non-traditional media. The works he produces are often quiet and reflective, evocative of the weathered and history-worn walls and surfaces of the Calder Valley.

Studio 1

Andrew Wild
Andrew works primarily in the field of Painting, producing semi-abstract works that explore the intrinsic material properties of both traditional and non-traditional media. The works he produces are often quiet and reflective, evocative of the weathered and history-worn walls and surfaces of the Calder Valley.

  Studio 3    Harriet Lawton   Textiles, Print & Ceramics  Harriet’s practice highlights the beauty of objects and collections, using remediated patterns and motifs to create art pieces and Design objects in textiles, ceramics and paper.

Studio 3

Harriet Lawton

Textiles, Print & Ceramics

Harriet’s practice highlights the beauty of objects and collections, using remediated patterns and motifs to create art pieces and Design objects in textiles, ceramics and paper.

  Studio 9    Susan Wright   Printmaker  Susan's work is focused on the transformation or discarded and forgotten books into two and three dimensional prints; these become map like, suggesting imaginary places and new narratives.

Studio 9

Susan Wright

Printmaker

Susan's work is focused on the transformation or discarded and forgotten books into two and three dimensional prints; these become map like, suggesting imaginary places and new narratives.

  Studio 12    Geraldine Calverley   Oil Painting  Geraldine likes to create her own imagined landscapes through the medium of oil, brusho and acrylics. Recently she has been exploring the processes of print and ceramics and how she can work in these materials carrying the concept of imaginary landscapes through these too.

Studio 12

Geraldine Calverley

Oil Painting

Geraldine likes to create her own imagined landscapes through the medium of oil, brusho and acrylics. Recently she has been exploring the processes of print and ceramics and how she can work in these materials carrying the concept of imaginary landscapes through these too.

  Studio 15    Moira Benoit   Painter  After graduating from the Glasgow School of Art, Moira followed a varied career in theatre design, graphic design and art education. She now has the time to return to painting, drawing and sculpture.

Studio 15

Moira Benoit

Painter

After graduating from the Glasgow School of Art, Moira followed a varied career in theatre design, graphic design and art education. She now has the time to return to painting, drawing and sculpture.

  Tim McCarthy    Workshop Studio   Tim has a BA in Exhibition Design and has long been a keen photographer. Both his design background and his love of photography often inform his work, as do fairy tales, music, imaginary robots and anything else he dreams up. Recently he seems to have found his groove focusing on the slightly mismatched mediums of stained glass and printmaking.

Tim McCarthy

Workshop Studio

Tim has a BA in Exhibition Design and has long been a keen photographer. Both his design background and his love of photography often inform his work, as do fairy tales, music, imaginary robots and anything else he dreams up. Recently he seems to have found his groove focusing on the slightly mismatched mediums of stained glass and printmaking.

  Studio 2    Lynne Hickin   Oil Painting  Lynne enjoys painting a variety of subjects in oils- portraits of people and animals. In particular she enjoys studying the shapes and characters of hares and horses and how this can be reflected through her work. She also studies flowers and still-lifes.

Studio 2

Lynne Hickin

Oil Painting

Lynne enjoys painting a variety of subjects in oils- portraits of people and animals. In particular she enjoys studying the shapes and characters of hares and horses and how this can be reflected through her work. She also studies flowers and still-lifes.

  Studio 4    Louis Benoit   Illustrator  Louis is famous for his use of the pen and ink method which allows him the immediacy, chaos and control these tools afford. Throughout his work there is a raw vitality, irreverence, but also a sensitivity that is irresistible to the eye.

Studio 4

Louis Benoit

Illustrator

Louis is famous for his use of the pen and ink method which allows him the immediacy, chaos and control these tools afford. Throughout his work there is a raw vitality, irreverence, but also a sensitivity that is irresistible to the eye.

  Studio 7    Liz Danby   Glass and Ceramics  Originally from Australia, Liz now lives and works in the stunning Yorkshire Pennines where, along with her glass jewellery, she creates glass artworks around the theme of beauty.

Studio 7

Liz Danby

Glass and Ceramics

Originally from Australia, Liz now lives and works in the stunning Yorkshire Pennines where, along with her glass jewellery, she creates glass artworks around the theme of beauty.

  Rupert Cooke    Studio 10   Rupert spent ten years in London and thirteen years in Yorkshire as Head of Design for a large communications company. Rupert joined the Artworks in March 2018 as a Printmaker and Graphic Designer. Specialising in lino printing, Rupert has a particular fondness for old architecture, still, reflective canal water and wet West Yorkshire cobbles.

Rupert Cooke

Studio 10

Rupert spent ten years in London and thirteen years in Yorkshire as Head of Design for a large communications company. Rupert joined the Artworks in March 2018 as a Printmaker and Graphic Designer. Specialising in lino printing, Rupert has a particular fondness for old architecture, still, reflective canal water and wet West Yorkshire cobbles.

  Studio 12    Michael Craig Barrit t  Painter  Michael's work is simply about 'The Paint', alternating between both oils and enamels to create unique, colourful, contemporary abstract paintings, which are visually powerful and striking to the viewer.

Studio 12

Michael Craig Barritt

Painter

Michael's work is simply about 'The Paint', alternating between both oils and enamels to create unique, colourful, contemporary abstract paintings, which are visually powerful and striking to the viewer.

  Sarah O'Boyle    School Studio 10   Sarah graduated from Glasgow School of Art before working in schools for around fifteen years. Her work is focused mainly at woven experimental structures using synthetic and non synthetic fibres and materials. The work that she creates are often inspired by nature and science, and the whole idea of line.

Sarah O'Boyle

School Studio 10

Sarah graduated from Glasgow School of Art before working in schools for around fifteen years. Her work is focused mainly at woven experimental structures using synthetic and non synthetic fibres and materials. The work that she creates are often inspired by nature and science, and the whole idea of line.

  Studio 2    Phillip Hickin   Painting, Collage and Paper Sculpture  Phillip’s work mainly centralises around mathematical themes.

Studio 2

Phillip Hickin

Painting, Collage and Paper Sculpture

Phillip’s work mainly centralises around mathematical themes.

  Studio 5    Vivienne Bradley   Surface Design and Textiles  Vivienne is a textile artist working with a whole range of applications to combine subtle colours and different surface textures with a touch of the abstract.

Studio 5

Vivienne Bradley

Surface Design and Textiles

Vivienne is a textile artist working with a whole range of applications to combine subtle colours and different surface textures with a touch of the abstract.

  Studio 8    Jane Pugh   Painter  Jane joined The Artworks in Halifax in 2011 as a means to developing her own work and works mainly in watercolour and oils and is presently exploring textiles as a medium.

Studio 8

Jane Pugh

Painter

Jane joined The Artworks in Halifax in 2011 as a means to developing her own work and works mainly in watercolour and oils and is presently exploring textiles as a medium.

  Studio 11    Pauline Scargill   Oil Painter  Pauline initially trained as a dress designer and worked in the fashion industry for seven years. In 2000 she returned to Art College to graduate in Fine Art. Her work is all about the exploration if mark and texture created in an organic way.

Studio 11

Pauline Scargill

Oil Painter

Pauline initially trained as a dress designer and worked in the fashion industry for seven years. In 2000 she returned to Art College to graduate in Fine Art. Her work is all about the exploration if mark and texture created in an organic way.

  Studio 13    William J Gall   Oils and Acrylics  William is a painter who works in mainly oils and acrylics. His current theme that he is working on is Woodland Landscapes and Building Reflections.

Studio 13

William J Gall

Oils and Acrylics

William is a painter who works in mainly oils and acrylics. His current theme that he is working on is Woodland Landscapes and Building Reflections.

  Harry Greenaway Suite    Helen Roberts   Ceramics  Helen is interested in natural structures, three dimensional form and the intricate details in nature. Her work includes ceramics, natural print and illustration.

Harry Greenaway Suite

Helen Roberts

Ceramics

Helen is interested in natural structures, three dimensional form and the intricate details in nature.
Her work includes ceramics, natural print and illustration.

  Skye Shadowlight    Workshop Studio   Skye is a modern day storyteller. She is a recent graduate from Leeds School of Art, Architecture and Design. Skye Shadowlight tells her stories through performance, film and found objects often creating large scale installations. These immersive displays are used to forge connections with the viewer and also to create an understanding about us and where we fit in the world.

Skye Shadowlight

Workshop Studio

Skye is a modern day storyteller. She is a recent graduate from Leeds School of Art, Architecture and Design. Skye Shadowlight tells her stories through performance, film and found objects often creating large scale installations. These immersive displays are used to forge connections with the viewer and also to create an understanding about us and where we fit in the world.