About Natural Partners

Natural Partners Limited is a family-run business established by Joe and Karen Cole. Based in Marske-by-Sea on the beautiful North Yorkshire coast, we have been publishing fine art greeting cards and prints since 2010.

Joe grew up in a very artistic family - his mother was a secondary school art teacher while his late father, also called Joe, was a celebrated Senior Lecturer at Cleveland College of Art & Design who launched many successful art careers and who after his death became recognised as a leading British artist of his time. Despite this and an aunt and uncle who were artists, along with two cousins who have also forged successful art careers, Joe trained as a zoologist and had a long career in UK nature conservation charities. He thought he'd escaped from the art world, but it's steadily pulling him back to his roots!

Having heard many tales of artists being poorly treated by agencies, we have been determined from the outset that all the artists that we work with will receive a fair financial return from every item that we sell. So, by buying from us you can be sure that you are directly supporting the artists whose work you choose. We are incredibly proud to be working with so many talented people and that number continues to grow as more and more artists are realising that by letting us take the strain of producing and promoting their cards and prints it allows them more time to do what they do so well.

From small beginnings with a few cards for sale in a couple of local galleries, we now supply tens of thousands of cards and hundreds of prints each year to retailers throughout the UK and also in Ireland, Norway, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, France, Germany, Canada and Australia. We are always looking to supply more retailers, so if your local shop or gallery does not stock our products please do mention this site to them.

 

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