Linocut workshop at the Hepworth Wakefield

Sat 19th August Reduction linocut workshop at The Hepworth Wakefield based on Howard Hodgkins Indian paintings… details below

Every barn tells a story blog

My latest blog for the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Every barn tells a story project

Exhibition of Life Drawing

A 2 month exhibition of Granary Arts life class showed off the skill and determination that this truly delightful group of artists as they developed to create the most extraordinary show. This outstanding testament to their skills as students and interest in the subject showcased a phenomenal talent and I was proud to be part […]

Every Barn Tells A Story

Art Barn project with Helen Peyton The ‘Art Barn’ part of the Every Barn project is in the hands of Yorkshire Dales-based artist Helen Peyton. Local charity, the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust has generously funded her to produce a piece of work that we can reproduce on items such as tea towels, tote bags and […]


Because I am busy creating new work for the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and the Millenium Trust I have decided I need extra space to store the new work in my plan chest and so I am going to have a flash sale! Bargains from as little as £5 Art in the Pen, Auction […]

New home for Life Drawing classes

We are on the move and very excited too! From September 26th the Granary Arts life drawing classes are going to their new home in the Dame Judy Dench Studio at Skipton Girls High School, a purpose built theatre studio with spot lights and space to provide the variety of poses and models that we […]

Life and Movement Drawing at the Hepworth

Beautifully set amongst the Forest of Jumpers in the JW Anderson exhibition at the Hepworth Wakefield, this experimental drawing workshop proved to be an inspiration for the students from Wakefield College. Life drawing has historically been a core skill but with recent cuts in budget, it has been one of the first things to suffer […]

Introduction to linocutting

Introduction to linocutting Come and have a go at this lovely print technique, all materials and tuition are included. The Magpie, Albion Square, opp Marks and Spenser’s 24th June 10am – 1pm £45 (Places are limited so booking is essential) To book a place please ring The Magpie 01756 701527

New Thursday evening Life Drawing Course

New Thursday evening 7-9pm life class announced… Thursday evenings 7-9pm starting 25th May ending 6th July (7 weeks) £105 Helen’s life drawing classes offer a structured life drawing/painting environment designed to give technical advice in key areas such as proportion, perspective, anatomy, line, gesture, tone and colour. Participants are encouraged to use this knowledge as […]

Drawing from Life – Granary Arts

Drawing from Life is now open until 2nd June 2017 at Craven Museum & Gallery, Town Hall, Skipton BD23 1AE The gallery is open Mon-Sat 10-4pm An exhibition of student and tutor life drawing studies Comments from the visitor book say… “Best exhibition I’ve seen in this space” “Wow… just wow!”