Our Artists

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Chris Leaper

All images ©Chris Leaper I have always been artistic from a young age, and when I left school I decided to be a Product Designer as I liked making the things that I had drawn. A four year university degree course knocked this desire firmly out of my system.  And I realised that all I… Continue reading Chris Leaper

Janet Gledhill

I have been interested in art all my life and admire many different works of art, from Degas to David Hockney. Some seven years ago I decided to have a go myself. After completing the National Open College Network course in Halifax, I joined the Halifax Art Society.  After a few months I took on the… Continue reading Janet Gledhill

Joy Edwards

Joy is an artist from Sowerby Bridge and works mainly in oils, and more recently in watercolours. In her past, her enamel miniatures were selected for exhibition by the Royal Miniature Society at Westminster.  She likes to bring that detail in to her current work, some of which is exhibited at the Ryburn Gallery in… Continue reading Joy Edwards

Kevin Mitchell

I always enjoyed art at school but didn’t do much after I left until the late seventies when I went to an art class to do portrait clay modelling.  I carried on going to classes doing various types of sculpting and one teacher suggested me to do life drawing to help with my figurative sculpting.… Continue reading Kevin Mitchell

Lynda Thomas

My working life began in 1971 at Kosset Carpets, Brookfoot, as a junior in the design department, transferring a year later to the studios at Crossley Carpets at Dean Clough, Halifax.  Leaving in 1980 to raise a family I then worked in Early Years, first as a Playgroup Leader and later as a Reception Class… Continue reading Lynda Thomas

Carrie McKenzie

Carrie McKenzie is a professional artist based in Halifax. After qualifying at the University of Huddersfield and working as a Lecturer and Senior Manager for 25 years, she left further education to pursue her love of the arts.  She has since trained with a number of national and internationally acclaimed artists, who have influenced the development… Continue reading Carrie McKenzie

Christine Hanson

My name is Chris and I’ve always wanted to paint – now I’m getting “a round tuit”. The process of creating art always gives me a buzz. I am drawn by colour and shape. I like acrylic because of its quick drying quality – my “studio” is the dining room table. I’m very much a… Continue reading Christine Hanson

David Roberts

I joined the Halifax Art Society in 2017 as I haven’t drawn or painted since school (a few years ago), where I did mostly technical drawing. So I decided to go back to painting now I have some free time on my hands, I prefer to paint in watercolour and acrylics. All images ©David Roberts

Louise Reynolds

I came from Winchester to study teaching at Manchester in 1970. I Studied art and design, with my main interest being textiles. I have used my interest in all aspects of art to the full in my career.  Since retiring I am now able to explore once more many aspects of art. My work is,… Continue reading Louise Reynolds

Susan Bonville-Ginn

I joined Halifax Art Society in autumn 2019 and really enjoy the varied sessions and friendly atmosphere. As well as working on different styles of art at HAS, I attend painting classes at the Artworks in Halifax.  At Artworks and home, I construct collages to make a surrealist narrative and then make oil paintings of… Continue reading Susan Bonville-Ginn