Meet the Artist Mary Thorp

Mary Thorp has always been driven by the need to make things and she is so impatient that the minute she thinks of a project it has to happen ‘now’ – in every area of her life! Digital photography, modern printing techniques and responsive computer packages are therefore the ideal medium for her. It is not the photograph but the …

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Meet artist Sandy Gardner

Sandy spent much of her life growing up near Grange over Sands in the Cumbrian Lake District and after moving around here, there and back again, she moved up the hill to Lancaster. She feels incredibly lucky that her home has a massive bay window that looks out over the city. This panoramic view induces moments of clarity, inspires her …

Sunday Best

Sunday Best 4th June

This week’s Sunday Best features lovely local artist Kate Boyce. Her new paintings and prints are now with us brightening up some grey days right now with her joyous use of colour. Old Town Mill – Fragmented Time Towards The old Mount Skip Hebden  Water – Source Of Industry A Wing And A Prayer Soft Evening Light Blackshaw Head Stormy …

Meet local artist Kate Boyce

Kate lives in the hills above Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire with her two teenage daughters and has a studio in the valley not far from Heart Gallery. Kate studied surface pattern design at Staffordshire University in the late eighties and following that she was first a maker (mostly papier mache) and then a home textile and giftware designer. Kate …

Meet The Maker – Ross McGinnes

Ross is a photographer who was lured into photography by the lush Calder Valley landscape. Originally from the Wirral, he moved to Hebden Bridge via Birmingham and Leeds in 2005 and, surrounded by such magnificent countryside, he found it rude not to invest in a decent camera. In fact he’d bought one before he and his wife Erika had finished …

Sunday Best

Well good morning all, 2 weeks and it’s Christmas Day … where has this year gone? It is a bit bonkers in Heart Gallery at the moment, we elves are busy keeping the shelves, walls and cabinets stocked up with goodies for you so if you haven’t yet been in do come and see how beautiful it is looking. The …