Meet Yorkshire Artist Sue Dewhurst
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Meet Yorkshire Artist Sue Dewhurst

Born in Blackburn, Lancashire in 1969, Sue completed her artistic training in the early 1990’s. Then came the wilderness years with many adventures stretching from Preston to  Peru.

In 2010 Sue established ‘The Pop-Up Gallery CIC’ – a travelling gallery bringing affordable Art, interesting artists, workshops and more to unusual venues around the Dales and Catterick Garrison.  And in 2013 Sue was appointed director of The Inaugural Dales Festival of Art, an exciting challenge and surprising success with art trails, markets, exhibitions and a sculpture park around Leyburn.

Her latest work explores the agricultural heritage of The Yorkshire Dales especially the Stone Barns under threat from recent changes in planning laws. Old farm machinery, dry-stone walls, barns,meadows feature along with the odd chicken with attitude thrown in for good measure.

We’re showcasing just a few of her stunning paintings of The Yorkshire Dales below, one with a huge nod to the recent Tour De France Grand Depart…

Yorkshire Artist Sue Dewhurst

Trois 3

Trois 3 - Sue Dewhurst

Stone Barns Reeth

Stone Barns Reeth - Sue Dewhurst

 Barn with gate

Barn with Gate - Sue Dewhurst

Barn with red roof

Barn with Red Roof - Sue Dewhurst

“My work is shaped by all of my past experiences. I like to use a jewelled palette, painting in acrylic on canvas.” 

Dales Barn

Dales Barn - Sue Dewhurst

Blue Barn

Blue Barn - Sue Dewhurst


All of the images above are provided courtesy of Yorkshire artist Sue Dewhurst.  In November 2014 Sue and fellow artist paper-cutter Clare Lindley established Art Tarts Gallery Unit 7 Small Shops Arcade, Ripon as a shared studio and selling space showcasing their original artwork as well as hosting informal but fun art workshops. Open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm. Contact tel 01748 810097.

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If you have any images of Yorkshire you would like to share with Gorgeous Cottages we would love to see them.  You can contact us on 0844 736 6276 or by email at

And if this has inspired you to come and see the beauty of the stone barns in Yorkshire for yourself, take a look at our collection of Yorkshire Dales Cottages and start planning your trip now…



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