We are incredibly proud of the steadily growing group of artists that we are working with - truly a fantastic array of British artistic talent! We are committed to ensuring that all our artists or their estates benefit from our relationship and so we pay a royalty for every item sold. By buying from us, not only will you receive a quality product, you will also have the knowledge that you are directly supporting these wonderful artists and helping them keep doing what they do so well.
Meet our Artists
Tom Alderson Shop Tom's Cards
Tom grew up in County Durham and served in the RAF during the Second World War. When peace returned he joined Spennymoor Settlement sketching club and then studied Fine Art and Commercial Design at the Central School of Art and Design in London. He was a Lecturer at Cleveland College of Art and Design for 25 years until his retirement in 1985 and then continued painting right up to his death in 2010.
Neil Aldridge Shop Neil's Cards
Neil is an award-winning photographer, author and wildlife guide. Born in the UK, he grew up in Africa before returning to his Yorkshire roots. Photography has been in his family for generations and Neil has blended his skills with a camera with a passion for the wild world. His dedication to promoting awareness of conservation issues through his photography has gained him recognition worldwide and in 2014 he was named European Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
Emma Jane Bennett Shop Emma's Cards
Emma graduated with a First Class honours degree in Creative Art Practice from Sheffield Hallam University in 2011. Inspired by her surroundings in a Yorkshire village, her work focuses on botanical subjects, aspiring to capture their delicacy and detail through coloured pencil.
Mark Braithwaite Shop Mark's Cards
Born and raised in York, Mark began his artistic career as a pavement artist on the steps of York Minster. Returning to his home town after University, Mark opened The Braithwaite Gallery in the centre of the city. He has been a cover artist for Artist & Illustrator magazine and has twice been a regimental artist for the British Army. His work now hangs in private, public and corporate collections around the world.
Andy Broderick Shop Andy's Cards Shop Andy's Prints
Originally from Kilkenny in the Republic of Ireland, Andy studied Fine Art at Teesside University and now lives and works in Saltburn on the North Yorkshire coast. His practice as an artist is based on the use of natural or alternative materials, including earth, tea and pulped leaves, to convey aspects of the spirit of the subject. Influenced in part by Japanese Zen painting, his work uses plants and animals as a point of focus on the natural world and through its simplicity and purity creates an almost meditative connection with the subject.
Chloe Buck Shop Chloe's cards Shop Chloe's prints
Stained glass artist Chloe Buck lives and works in Saltburn on the North Yorkshire coast. Since early childhood she has been producing decorative images for greeting cards and she continues to enjoy this alongside her glass work.
Ian Burke Shop Ian's Cards
Ian was born in Saltburn, on the North Yorkshire coast, and was brought up in nearby Redcar. After studying Fine Art at Newcastle University he worked as a labourer on the North Sea oil rigs for two years before continuing his studies at Goldsmith's College, London. Much of Ian's work is inspired by the boats, buildings and people of the fishing village of Staithes, close to his home on the North York Moors. A dedicated teacher, Ian has taught in several schools and is now Head of Art at Eton College.
Sarah Campbell Shop Sarah's Cards
Sarah lives and works in County Durham, producing hand-drawn illustrations which are enhanced with the strategic use of colour. Her work evokes nostalgic memories of happy childhood days and is inspired by nature and the whimsical imaginings of children, a love of books and poetry and anything else that takes her off on a flight of fancy.
Andrew Cheetham Shop Andrew's Cards
Andrew was born in Heywood, Manchester, in 1971 and studied at Liverpool John Moores University and Central St. Martin's College of Art. He now lives and works in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, where he has a studio in one of the baiting sheds on the harbour side. His work depicts the grandeur and dramatic beauty of the North Yorkshire moors and coast, often focusing on the physical remains of industrial heritage, and since 2000 he has been documenting the dramatic decline in Scarborough's fishing industry.
Alison Clements Shop Alison's Cards
Alison was born in Brighton and graduated with a degree in Graphic Design from Ravensbourne College. She draws inspiration from nature and natural forms in rural areas local to Brighton and has developed a unique style of painting, using paints, pencils, collage and pastels in her work to create paintings that are expressive and abstract.
Joe Cole Shop Joe's Cards Shop Joe's Prints
After growing up in Redcar on the North Yorkshire coast, Joe Cole was studying at Scarborough School of Art in 1939, when, with the outbreak of war, he volunteered for the RAF. Throughout the war and especially after the D-day landings, when he was with the RAF Servicing Commandos, Joe recorded his experiences in pen and watercolour sketches which, as he was not an official war artist, he had to keep hidden in the bottom of his kitbag. Although some of these remarkable records were found and confiscated, almost 50 images slipped through the net to form a highly evocative personal record of his experiences. After the war Joe completed his studies before starting a long career as a lecturer at Cleveland College of Art and Design, where he developed into a highly respected and inspirational teacher, who launched many successful art careers. Joe was also a highly gifted artist in his own right, but he never sought public acclaim and it was only after his death in 1984 that he began to be recognised as one of the leading British artists of his time.
Steve Griffiths Shop Steve's Cards
Steve was born in Widnes, Lancashire, where at nine years of age he first used a camera. Having worked in the city of Liverpool and leafy rural Cheshire, Steve began a photography business, using his experience of landscape and street photography accumulated over a period of four decades. After moving over the Pennines to Guisborough in North Yorkshire, Steve and his wife launched a new business venture, Sue & Steve Photography, in 2009.
Sue Griffiths Shop Sue's Cards
Sue was born in Widnes in Lancashire, where at an early age she started taking photographs with an Ensign Carbine Bellows Camera. Sue now lives in the North Yorkshire market town of Guisborough and is ideally located for some of the country's most stunning landscapes, wildlife and flowers. Sue's work has been widely exhibited throughout the North East.
Michael Hampson Shop Michael's Cards
Michael was born in Whitby in 1970 and now lives and works on the edge of the North York Moors. He has been interested in nature from an early age and has been particularly captivated by the beauty of butterflies and moths, something which he now strives to convey through his photography.
Beverley Ann Hicks Shop Beverley's Cards
Beverley was born in Saltburn, on the rugged North Yorkshire coast, and now lives and works in the Yorkshire Dales. Through her work she aims to create a specific atmosphere predominantly through tactile paint application, the careful balancing of composition, and the matching of colour, texture and form.
Peter M. Hicks Shop Peter's Cards Shop Peter's Prints
Peter Hicks was born in Osgodby in East Yorkshire, but has lived and worked for most of his life on the glorious moors close to the North Yorkshire coast. After studying art at Middlesbrough and Leeds, and, inspired by the drama and immensity of the British landscape, especially his beloved moors, Peter has developed into one of northern England's leading landscape artists.
Caroline Hodson Shop Caroline's Cards
An ex-biologist and self-taught mixed-media/recycling artist based in Cheshire, Caroline is naturally inspired by flora and fauna, a love of travel, adventure and a fascination for engineering. Brought up in a 'make do and mend' environment and working in a former cotton mill, experiments with once-used materials are given new life by combining them with traditional techniques and materials to create original pieces. Created from her field trips, travels and experiences, every piece tells a story.
Freya Horsley Shop Freya's Cards
Originally from the South West of England, Freya has been living in Yorkshire since graduating with a First Class honours degree in Fine Art. She has developed her painting practice, drawing on the landscape around her as well as her travels further afield and attempts to capture in paint the intangibility of the changes which rain, mist, sunlight, cloud, snow and wind bring to the face of the land.
Andrew Hutchinson Shop Andrew's Cards
Andrew grew up in Guisborough in North Yorkshire and went on to train in graphics and illustration. He has since developed into one of the UK's leading wildlife artists, regularly exhibiting in the United States amongst the world's elite. After ten years in the Scottish Highlands, Andrew and his family have now returned to live and work in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside.
Evan Ivory Shop Evan's Prints
Evan was born and educated in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, later studying Illustration, Design and Typography at the St. Albans and Watford Schools of Art and Design, gaining the National Diploma in Design. After serving two years National Service in Germany, in the Royal Signals Regiment, he worked as a Technical Illustrator and Designer. Following a year-long sabbatical to write and create a book devoted to his favourite aircraft from World War 2, he lectured in colleges in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire until his retirement in the 1980s. A highly respected artist, Evan is best known for his watercolours, drawn on site, of aircraft, ruined castles and landscapes, especially from the Lake District, Cornwall and Greece. Evan, who sadly passed away in 2018, was married to cat artist, Lesley Anne Ivory and they had two sons and two granddaughters.
Lesley Anne Ivory Shop Lesley's Cards Shop Lesley's Prints
Lesley Anne Ivory has been illustrating and painting all her life. She also loves cats and her work clearly reflects this. Having studied at St. Albans School of Art and then worked as an art teacher, her work has evolved over many years into a very recognisable genre and technique, where attention to detail is paramount. Lesley Anne is widely acclaimed as the most talented cat artist of her generation.
Rob Keep Shop Rob's Cards Shop Rob's Prints
Rob's family moved to Grassington in the Yorkshire Dales from Oxford while he was still a young child and he has lived in the area ever since. Having studied at Harrogate College of Art, he now mixes painting with running a successful picture framing business. His paintings are inspired by different aspects of the Dales countryside all around him, from glorious wildflower meadows to windswept trees on the high limestone pavement.
Sarah King Shop Sarah's Cards
Sarah is an artist from Kent who creates joyful, nostalgic scenes using paper which is patiently cut by hand with just a craft knife. She is inspired by happy childhood caravan holidays and trips around the British coast and countryside.
Clare Lindley Shop Clare's Cards Shop Clare's Prints
Clare has lived in North Yorkshire all her life and the area has been her primary source of inspiration since she discovered the medium of papercutting. Never in her wildest dreams did she think that the landscape and its inhabitants would run wild through her work. They do now and will continue to do so as long as she can cut paper. Clare shows her work through a number of galleries and has just started working with an author to illustrate books.
Morag Lloyds Shop Morag's Cards Shop Morag's Prints
Morag is a Scottish artist living and working in the hills at the edge of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Trained in Scotland and England in both illustration and Fine Art, Morag first worked as a designer in London in the 1980s on many projects around the City. Since then she has worked with organisations combining art with healthcare and for several years worked as a lecturer in community education. Now painting full-time, she finds inspiration from designs and the history of the landscape, especially around the Western Isles where she has sailed and explored for many years.
Tiffany Lynch Shop Tiffany's Cards
Tiffany was born in Sussex and studied illustration at the Harrow and Central St. Martins schools of Art and Design. She now shares a studio in Brighton and draws inspiration from the ever changing beauties of the seasons in the natural world. Her work has featured in many galleries around the south of England, including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
Angie McCall Shop Angie's Cards
Angie studied textile design at Coventry and Birmingham Colleges of Art, but has lived in North Yorkshire for the last thirty years. She draws inspiration from her local coastal surroundings and this is portrayed in her paper collage and mixed media work. The quaint and quirky cottages and the higgledy-piggledy shapes of pantile roofs and relevant text woven into her work create a fanciful and unique technique.
Sheena McGoogan Shop Sheena's Cards
Sheena was born in Montreal, Canada, where she painted from an early age in her artist grandfather's studio. Years later, she graduated with a double major in painting and printmaking from the University of British Columbia. Now living in Toronto, she paints with acrylic on canvas, using bold colours to create mood and excitement. Her inspiration comes from her extensive research trips with her author husband, Ken, in the Canadian Arctic, Nova Scotia, Greenland, Ireland and the Scottish Highlands and Islands.
Elizabeth Medley Shop Elizabeth's Cards
Elizabeth grew up in North Yorkshire and chose to pursue her passion for art, textiles and all things creative by studying Textiles and Surface Design at Cleveland College of Art and Design in Hartlepool. She firmly believes that inspiration can be found anywhere and everywhere and her work is often abstract, focusing on her love for bright colours and maximal designs.
Nikki Monaghan Shop Nikki's Cards Shop Nikki's Prints
Nikki, who lives in Stirlingshire in Scotland, takes inspiration for her quirky paintings from the everyday; the weather, a colour that catches her eye, a situation. She paints using a mix of acrylics, oil pastels and collage on board and canvas, layering up media to create dense, rich colours.
Sue Morton Shop Sue's Cards
Sue originally trained in the Arts, but then pursued a career working in and with historic buildings. She has now returned to her family roots in Whitby, on the North Yorkshire coast, and paints full-time, portraying the area's beautiful countryside, traditional buildings and ever-changing coastal scenes.
Philippa Porley Shop Philippa's Cards Shop Philippa's Prints
Philippa is an award-winning member of the Society of Equestrian Artists and has been painting professionally since graduating with an honours degree in 1995. Living in North Yorkshire with her successful racehorse trainer husband and competing with horses virtually all her life have given Philippa a keen eye for capturing the correct detail, individualism and character when painting the difficult subject of horses. Her original works are now in private collections throughout the UK and beyond, including that of Her Majesty the Queen.
Fi Powers Shop Fi's Cards
After gaining an honours degree in illustration, Fi has enjoyed a varied and successful career as an illustrator and designer for many clients, with her work featured in books, magazines and on items of giftware. Her work is inspired by her love of Scandinavian art and the colour and form of mid-century design, to which she adds her own twist of pattern and texture.
Jan Richardson Shop Jan's Cards Shop Jan's Prints
Born in Lincolnshire in 1964, Jan currently lives and works in the Yorkshire Dales. She studied fine art and illustration at Grimsby and at Harrow School of Art. Her joyful, naïve portrayal of the world around her in her early work was inspired by happy days and holidays. The mood enhancing nature of these paintings found favour worldwide. After moving to the Yorkshire Dales Jan began to feel the need to change her style of working. She is an almost compulsive drawer of her surroundings and her new paintings have evolved from this need to draw, taking inspiration from places with which she has a close personal involvement.
Caroline Riley Shop Caroline's Cards
Caroline grew up on the North York Moors and went on to study Textiles and Fashion at Winchester. She worked in London for quite a few years before returning to Yorkshire and gradually switching to full time painting and drawing. She now works from her studio in a converted tractor shed in Commondale and is inspired by all things local, particularly trees, working in whatever medium suits the subject.
Karen Risby Shop Karen's Cards
Karen creates contemporary ceramic sculpture, wall hangings and porcelain accessories. She takes inspiration from nature, myth and storytelling. Birds are a prominent feature of her work, interweaved with landscapes, people and places. Originally from London, Karen graduated from Camberwell College of Art in 1994 and then lived and worked in South London for many years before moving to Suffolk to set up her ceramic studio in 2010.
Helen Russell Shop Helen's Cards
Helen is inspired by the natural world, storytelling and illustration. She enjoys muddy adventures and can often be found exploring forests, mountains and other wild places. Betty the Wondershed provides a quiet retreat on the Lancashire/Yorkshire border for creating designs which Helen uses across a wide range of products including homeware, sculpture, surface pattern and illustration.
Peter Sarginson Shop Peter's Cards
Peter was born in Marske-by-Sea on the North Yorkshire coast and studied at Middlesbrough College of Art and the Bath Academy of Art. He went on to become Art Advisor to the West Riding of Yorkshire authority and then spent many years as Principal of the prestigious West Dean College in Sussex. After retiring and moving back to North Yorkshire he resumed painting, concentrating on the patterns created by the ever changing seashore and producing beautiful works that have received wide acclaim. Peter died in 2017 after a brave battle with illness.
Louise Scott Shop Louise's Cards
Louise gained a Degree in fine art printmaking at Cheltenham College of Art and then went on to complete a Diploma in Countryside Management, so that she could combine her love of the natural world with her love of art. She then spent 17 years in Orkney where she developed her unique style of copper plate etching and ran the Inkstone Gallery. Louise now lives and continues to work in the vibrant city of Glasgow.
Jo Scott Shop Jo's Cards
Jo studied art and design at York College of Art and has a MA in Visual Culture from Middlesex University. Originally from East Yorkshire, Jo is now based in the Forest of Dean at her own design studio and gallery. Working mainly in watercolours for her paintings and pen and ink and digital for her illustrative work, Jo paints mainly, though not exclusively, dogs and her aim is to capture the 'spark' that every animal has and to transfer that character to paper for all to enjoy.
Amanda Stratford Shop Amanda's Cards
Originally from an interior/exhibition design background, Amanda uses acrylic as a medium for her art. Painting to a larger format is an important part of her working process and, with her strong sense of design and colour, she is able to mix vibrant colours directly on the canvas, laying on heavy texture with a palette knife to build her unusual, insightful and often quirky images which reflect her love of walking and travelling as well as her sense of humour.
Will Taylor Shop Will's Cards
Born in North East England, where he spent most of his life, Will, who died in 1998, was known especially for his linocuts, produced on a Victorian press in the studio at his home on the North York Moors. Many of his pictures reflect the moors, coastline and contrasting landscape of the industry in his local area, but Will also found inspiration in the varied landscapes right across the North of England and Scotland. It has been said that his work has a quietness about it: a gentleness which grew out of his love for his part of the world.
Kim Tillyer Shop Kim's Cards
Kim grew up in London, but her family roots are in the North and every summer was spent in the North York Moors. As a mature student she attended Cleveland College of Art & Design, surprising herself by gaining a first class honours degree in Textiles and Surface Design. Kim now lives in a remote cottage in the Lake District, where, inspired by the myths, legends and fairytales of the North, she works in a wide variety of media, often incorporating stitch and unusual print techniques, such as cyanotype, to create highly individual pieces infused with emotion.
Lucy Truman Shop Lucy's Cards
Since graduating from Loughborough University with a degree in Illustration, Lucy has become one of the UK's leading commercial illustrators. Her work is stylish and modern, with a hint of retro glamour. Over her years in the industry, Lucy has been delighted to illustrate international advertising campaigns and high-profile book series for both adult and children's markets and really hopes this experience shines through in her designs.
Vicky Tucker Shop Vicky's Cards
Vicky lives in a small, rural village in the North York Moors National Park and loves the outdoor lifestyle, frequently taking inspiration from the rich colours and wildlife on her doorstep. She has always had a passion for drawing and painting, initially training and working as a textile designer before returning to her grass roots of fine art. Vicky has many elements to her work, from large landscapes using big brushes, to the very finely detailed animal portraits for which she has an established reputation.
Clothylde Vergnes Shop Clothylde's Cards
Clothylde was born and grew up in the south of France. Although she was drawn to art from an early age, she did not start to paint seriously until she moved to England in the late 1970s. She has lived close to the North Yorkshire coast ever since and became a full-time artist in 2004, selling her work through a number of Yorkshire galleries. Examples of her work can now be found in private collections as far afield as Australia, Canada and the USA.
James Morgan Williams Shop James' Cards Shop James' Prints
James has worked in education, set design and illustration, as well as fulfilling a variety of commissions, from portraiture to mural work, as a freelance artist. He spent several years living and working in Saltburn, on the North Yorkshire coast, but work commitments have now required a move south to Southampton. James' art reflects his interest in the drama of the physical, from storms at sea to the human figure.