The Studio in Staithes, North Yorkshire.

The studio in Staithes is a perfect place for working on icons, it is peaceful and we are surrounded on every side by natural beauty. We are blessed to have our own place of retreat.

We are lucky to have such a great and inspiring view from the window.

Staithes is a beautiful yet down to earth seaside village in North Yorkshire.  It has a reputation for being a haunt of artists because of the amazing light. It was home to the Staithes Group, sometimes known as the Northern Impressionists, which included Harold and Dame Laura Knight.  These artists were inspired by the French 'plein air' movement as were artists in other  colonies such as Newlyn and St Ives.  The artists had been visiting Staithes to paint and draw  and finally began to settle there in the 1890's.

Today there are a number of artists working in and around Staithes.  Some of their work can be seen in the impressive local gallery.