Art

Rosalind Annis is an artist based in the Holme Valley working primarily in pastels. Having previously had a gallery in Holmfirth she now works from her own studio next to her home, balancing work with bringing up a young family. Rosalind has collectors of her work all over the world including Australia and Japan. She regularly draws inspiration from the local changing landscape, northern coastlines and stately homes and gardens and is happy to carry out commissioned works and portraits.

Darren, a graduate of Bradford Art College, is one of the country’s leading painters within the classical realism genre. After graduation he has striven to perfect his technique and vision inspired by several old masters and contemporary realist painters. His talent was recognised early after leaving college when he was selected for a unique show of UK artists in New York (2000). In the same year he was appointed official artist of The Professional Footballers’ Association. He has received numerous awards including best artist at the Fine Art Trade Guild ceremony in London and The Garrick Prize, Christies, London. In 2005 he was named Yorkshire Young Achiever in the arts. His London gallery regularly shows his work to acclaim and his new works are eagerly anticipated at international art fairs. Darren’s paintings hang in private and public collections, including Downing St and St James’s Palace, at home and abroad.

Jeff Beaumont has lived within two miles of Holmfirth all his life and paints watercolour landscapes – mostly views around the south Pennines. He has succesfully exhibited at Holmfirth Artweek over the last 25 years and has had regular exhibitions in and around the Holme Valley including Lupton Square Gallery, Honley, the White Rose Gallery in Holmfirth and the A C Gallery in Huddersfield. Jeff is based in Honley and can be contacted.

Felting and non woven fabric construction became a passion whilst studying for an MA in design at Leeds University. She now teaches this in her studio and in residencies in schools, colleges and other venues throughout the country. She also creates a range of fashion textiles, accessories and wall hangings, which she exhibits internationally. Sue’s experiences as an Expedition Artist working in remote parts of Kenya proved to be the catalyst that inspired her to work with the medium of wool in felting. She takes a holistic view of her work which is increasingly based around the four themes of Art + Workshops + Felt + Therapy. In the last year she has started running art therapy workshops based around these four themes. Contact Number: 01484 686642

Ceramic dog sculpture

Inspired by dogs of all shapes and sizes, Joanne creates ceramic sculptures which capture the essence of the canine character. Commissions taken.

Stephen Court makes paintings, drawings and prints at his Holmfirth studio – mostly themed from Yorkshire, Cornwall and north Devon landscapes. Studio visits by arrangement – 01484 686272. Links to art galleries and representing agencies via website.

Jane’s work is an exploration of land and seascapes. She loves walking with her dog Petter and finds inspiration for her painting, which reflects those journeys.

Contemporary artist working in a variety of media including oil and acrylic.
Work includes landscapes and figures.

John & Dawn Field – colourful asymmetrical contemporary jewellery
incorporating silver, semi-precious stones and unusual materials from
sustainable sources such as exotic hardwoods, salmon leather and shagreen or
stingray leather.

Holmfirth sculptor, painter and draughtsman. Specialising in carved wood and stone work, Jamie will work to commission in most media. Jamie teaches a range of adult education evening classes.

Debbie George lives and works in Holmfirth West Yorkshire.
For details of forthcoming exhibitions please email artist@debbiegeorge.co.uk or call 01484 685315

As an avid collector of beautiful new and antique beads, baubles, fabrics and felts, Sophie creates unique, hand crafted items from the spoils of her travels and local finds. Work includes earrings, necklaces, bracelets, brooches, rings, bags and scarves that are made to be worn and enjoyed every day.

Sculpturelounge studios was set up in 2001 by artist Brendan Hesmondhalgh and is now home to artists David Cooke, Jo Cooke and Martin Norman. In 2006 a visual arts project management team was created and also in 2006 the sculpture lounge studios launched its school offering workshops in clay sculpture and moulding and casting.

Ashley Jackson has had an extremely distinctive and illustrious life in the world of art. Since opening his first gallery back in 1963, he has become one of the country’s leading and most successful landscape watercolourists.

His unique evocative and distinctive paintings of brooding moorlands have become synonymous with Yorkshire, and more particular the moors above and around his Gallery situated in the heart of the Pennines, Holmfirth.

Sue Jenkins makes original hand-made stoneware for the house or garden based on animals, landscapes . . . and now human figures. She also runs 6 pottery classes each week at Holmfirth Adult Education Centre.

Celia is a stone carver and calligrapher. Her work includes lettering that may be carved, written, embossed, sandblasted or cast on a variety of media. Celia’s workshop is at Choppards near Holmfirth – she can be contacted.

Mick Kirkby-Geddes is a sculptor who uses everyday objects and scrap metal to create his own personal style of work. He has a very keen eye for finding interesting forms within what most people would regard as junk. He then transforms these shapes into new and fascinating objects, which have included figures, animals, insects, clocks, gates, railings and flowers. “It gives them a different slant and hopefully a touch of humour”.

Contemporary Stone Carving. Wayne carves stone sculpture, relief, lettering and memorials. Commissions range from large scale public art pieces to small christening plaques.

David Mayne produces work for galleries, public spaces and the domestic environment. His artwork has been commissioned throughout the country and can be found in town centres, rural locations, public buildings and private homes and gardens.

Holmfirth Artist working to commission and exhibiting work responding to a variety of themes: Abstract, Figurative, Still life, Landscape and more. A fresh, vibrant and colourful approach through the medium of oil paint.

Ceramic Artist from Holmfirth – RCA Graduate specialising in large scale slab built vessels and seating. James also teaches children’s groups and adult evening classes in ceramics.

Richard Raby makes unglazed stoneware (frost-proof and suitable for indoors or out) which is currently mostly of animals – particularly hares, giraffes & chickens.

David Roberts, a distinguished English Potter, has established himself as a leading international practitioner in Raku ceramics. He is acknowledged in the community of ceramicists as being responsible for introducing and promoting modern, large scale, Raku in Britain. In his exploration of a technique which has its origin in the making of small vessels for the Tea Ceremony in late sixteenth-century Japan, David Roberts has transformed it into a vibrant and contemporary art form. His work can be found in public and private collections in Europe and America.

Images of landscapes observed on daily walks, domestic life and the internal journey of the soul are reflected in Sarah’s paintings which she does in her allotment shed/studio.

Highly regarded textile artist is based in Holmfirth and exhibits widely across the UK. In 2010 she is featured at the Holmfirth Arts Festival, as well as having a fringe exhibition at Holmfirth artWeek. She is also a featured artist at Art in Action in Oxfordshire.

The subject of the horse provides a rich source of inspiration for artist. Paint is loosely applied to describe the freedom of the animal while emphasising selected areas in detail.

Artist and Photographer Jean takes inspiration from Yorkshire’s arresting countryside and the urban landscapes she encounters. Her Fine Art photography is beautifully understated, owing, in part, to Jean’s expert eye for lighting, texture and composition. In or out of her studio in Honley, she believes in keeping things simple; from charming, tender portraits, to elegant wedding albums, her images are understated, naturally-lit, and beautifully realised.

Based in the Pennine market town of Holmfirth, Helen is a photographer exclusively involved in portraiture. Her portraits are inspired by her family’s long tradition in professional photography, now spanning four generations. Established in 1917 by her grandfather and great grandfather the studio has always been at the forefront of professional photography. “Our objective with each person we photograph is to capture them in a way that is natural, expressive, and reveals something about what makes them unique. We consider each new photographic session as a journey of sorts, full of unexpected surprises and fun, where our goal is to create images that will endure in your family for generations.”

Amanda is an international freelance photographer offering a creative, fun and flexible approach to photography. She undertakes commissions for people seeking a personal photographer for portraits, weddings and family events. She also works with many arts organisations and theatre companies photographing performance, arts in education, community events and festivals

Landscape and travel photography from stock or commission. Images have been reproduced in a variety of local, national and world wide publications. Locations include the Holme Valley and Peak District National Park.

I live and work in Holmfirth and my work is inspired by a strong sense of belonging.In the overlooked folds of Pennine hills between Holmfirth and Marsden lie rock strewn moorland and bog,stone wall patterned meadows,weather filled skys and a long history.This is where you will find me.Chasing the essence of the Pennines with my camera.Catching a glimpse for others to share.

Robert is a fine art photographer based in Meltham. His work is pictorial in style and much of it is set in the South Pennines and largely produced in black and white. Work is available from a number of local outlets which are detailed on his website where images can also be bought direct. Robert is also available for private tuition and guided photography walks. His favourite quote is from the American Gary Winogrand who once said, “I photograph to see what things will look like photographed”.

Liam has been interested in photography from an early age and has always enjoyed experimenting with different types of photography and with different imaging and printing techniques. He has a BTEC ND in Graphics, a City and Guilds in Photography and a BA (Hons) in Commercial Photography from the University of Derby. He is currently focusing on landscape, travel and car photography but is discovering new subjects and techniques all the time.

A professional photographer for over 20 years, Andrew Sanderson has established an international reputation as both teacher and practitioner of the photographic medium.

Besides his three current books on photographic technique, all of which are illustrated with his own photographs, Andrew has published several articles in journals such as AG Manual, Camera and Creative Photography, and Photo Art International, as well as frequent appearances in the Royal Photographic Societyand Friends of Photography Yearbooks.e.

Gary is a local photographer who has avoided specializing in a particular field, preferring to just take pictures of things that interest him, be it a landscape, event or a person, although most of the photos that he exhibits are landscape shots. Most of his photos are taken in and around the Holme Valley – sometimes venturing as far as the Colne Valley! Working almost exclusively in colour to bring out the beauty of the Peak District countryside that surrounds Holmfirth,

First opened in 1975 as a studio and sales outlet for sculptor and ceramicist Jim Robison, the gallery is housed in an early 19th Century barn with a unique queen post beamed ceiling. The warm coloured stone walls and wood floors are a perfect foil for ceramics of all kinds as well as paintings and other artwork.

Held twice each year, the Holmfirth Art Markets are unique events where selected artists sell a range of work…

A constantly changing display of paintings, ceramics, sculpture and original prints is shown on three floors; including a bright vaulted cellar at the foot of a lovely spiral staircase.

On Daisy Lane in Holmfirth, the White Rose Gallery and Winnes strive to make art buying as easy as possible, and welcomes collectors. It also offers a great framing service and a ‘no obligation’ home approval service.

The North Light Gallery is an independent arts venue, with charitable status, offering a rolling programme of vibrant contemporary art exhibitions and events in an historic mill setting. The Gallery Café serves delicious homemade food made from local produce, including gluten free options. Children and families welcome. Available to hire.

Holmfirth Art and Music