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.
Lily Batteson SHOP LILY'S CARDS
Lily grew up in England's Peak District, where she came to love the beauty and drama of nature. Now settled in Lancashire and using her passion for colour and texture, she paints nature and the animals she sees in her everyday life, producing her trademark stylised and quirky paintings.
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.
Stuart Brocklehurst SHOP STUART'S CARDS
Stuart studied Wildlife Illustration at Dyfed College of Art and now lives and works in Brighouse in West Yorkshire. He specialises in producing original linocut and mezzotint prints which are representational of the natural world, from sweeping landscapes to beautiful studies of individual animals. His work has been shown in galleries as far afield as Brazil and Russia.
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.
Wendy Brown Shop Wendy's Cards
Wendy grew up in London and as a child was always encouraged to develop a love of the natural world and to paint and draw as much as she could. She is a self-taught watercolour artist with a detailed and illustrative style developed through her love of illustrations from the Golden Age of Children's Literature. She designs her work to be light-hearted, colourful and innocent, with a bit of old fashioned charm.
Camassia Bruce SHOP CAMASSIA'S CARDS
Camassia is an artist based in Scotland, where she studied Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee. She is fascinated by lines, indicated by strong linear references within her painted works, which typically depict aspects of the natural world.
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.
Sue Ford SHOP SUE'S CARDs
Sue is an experienced artist and well-established art tutor, based in Saltburn on the beautiful North Yorkshire coast. She has experimented with just about every possible medium in her development as an artist and is equally at home with watercolour, pastel or mixed media. As a qualified further education Tutor, Sue teaches weekly adult classes and weekend workshops and leads painting holidays in the UK and abroad. She has exhibited with the Marine Society and the Society of Women Artists at The Mall Galleries in London and has had several articles published in art magazines.
Kate Green SHOP KATE'S CARDS
Kate moved back to Norfolk in 2006 after completing an MA in Visual Communication at Birmingham UCE and began to work solely on her art and illustration practice. Her house is a 15 minute walk from the sea and she takes inspiration from the abundance of wildlife nearby and particularly the quince tree in her garden, which is often full of birds.
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.
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.
Philippa Kirby 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.
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.
Tabitha Mary Shop Tabitha's Cards
Tabitha Mary creates beautiful images inspired by railway and travel posters from the 1930s. Working from her home office in Bedfordshire, around caring for a young family, Tabitha's artworks capture landmarks, seascapes and landscapes from near and far. Her style is clean, fresh and strives to show a location in its best light.
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.
Andrew Midgley Shop Andrew's Cards
Andrew holds a Masters Degree in landscape photography and lectured on the subject in colleges for many years. As a professional landscape photographer, he has worked extensively with the Peak District National Park and the Norfolk Broads authorities and also with publishers on a variety of major book projects. Over the years, he has received no less than six Awards from the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. Andrew lives on the coast in Norfolk and loves the sublime qualities of the countryside and shoreline. He can be found near the coast with his camera on many days of the year, walking on the beaches and saltmarshes, watching the changing skies and the light falling on this wild landscape.
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.
Ray Ogden SHOP RAY'S CARDS
Ray lives and works in Cumbria's Eden Valley between the Lakeland and Pennine fells. A former BBC TV designer, freelance illustrator and lecturer, he studied graphic design at Liverpool College of Art and the Royal College of Art. Working now primarily as a printmaker, using digital drawing programmes, he is able to blend normally disparate media in a single image. References to Ray's interest in indigenous people's art forms are usually evident in his work, along with a fascination with the relationship between illusion and realism in the drawn image.
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.
Vivian Riches SHOP VIVIAN'S CARDS
Vivian, who lives in Kent, has a degree in Printed Textile Design from Loughborough University. She paints vibrant, loose, semi-abstract landscape and floral images, inspired by the natural surroundings, countryside and coastline of the north east of England. Although increasingly using mixed media, she has always loved the unpredictable nature of watercolour, the freedom it brings and the way it creates "happy accidents", resulting in some beautiful colour combinations and effects.
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.
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.
Mary Stubberfield Shop Mary's Cards
Mary trained at Bournemouth College of Art and her award-winning illustrations can be found worldwide in private collections, on greeting cards and in the pages of magazines. Her art has been exhibited widely in the UK, the USA and Greece, where she came to the aid of cats in need while living on an island. Her favourite subjects are nature, wildlife, coastal scenes and cat portraits.
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.
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.
Jenny Ulyatt SHOP JENNY'S CARDS
Jenny lives and works in Durham city, a fantastic location for her day trips to Northumberland, the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales. Jenny's contemporary watercolours are created from a cocktail of sketches, photographs, memory and imagination, producing images that are full of movement colour and life. They are inspired by the British countryside and radiate some of the happiness we feel when we are somewhere we love.
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.
Claire West Shop Claire's Cards
Claire works from her studio in Beverley, East Yorkshire. She enjoys the variety of working on large acrylic paintings as well as traditional Lino printing, recently diversifying further into digital art. Her work is strongly influenced by nature in all its beauty and the joy of bright colours. Claire's artworks have been exhibited in galleries throughout the UK and have also occasionally appeared on the sets of well-known television programmes.
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.