Northlight Art  

Karl Theobald Karl Theobald is a freelance Stained Glass artist and technician who works mainly to commission on restoration projects as well as designing and making wonderful contemporary windows.  He was trained as a technical Fine Art Sculptor and has worked on major projects including Henry Moore sculptures, Tussauds and The British Museum.  He has restored windows by leading stained glass craftsmen, working on church restoration projects throughout the UK


Dominic Vince studied at Canterbury Christchurch where the paintings of Euan Uglow had a profound effect upon his understanding of painting and what paintings could be about. Later he studied at the Princes Drawing School, London. After many painting trips to Dartmoor and the Hebdrides he now focuses almost exclusively on landscapes, enjoying the rather ragged but beautiful areas of Calderdale and the Western Isles. He has exhibited at The Royal Academy, The Lynn Painter Stainers Prize, The Dean Clough Galleries, and has work in the Royal Collection.

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Mary Loney Mary Loney's reputation as a teacher and prime mover in making the visual arts accessible to all extends far beyond the local area.  She was responsible for setting up the much acclaimed Access Course at Todmorden College and received the MBE for her devotion to this cause.  Mary is an active  member of the Northlight Cooperative and we are delighted that she is able to offer her talents to the NLAE initiative.

Sue Turner successfully combines sculpture and functionality in her ceramic work. Sue is our 'ceramics guru' and her ceramics workshop is always fully subscribed

Don Myers is an established painter and printmaker whose figurative work is exhibited and collected internationally.  He is a highly experienced teacher of art at all levels. Don is currently the course coordinator at Northlight

Tony O'Connell is a well known photographer in the North of England having been published in several colour supplement magazines.  He now brings his passion for photography, his warm approachable style and wealth of knowledge to digital camera and photography workshops here at Northlight

Katch Skinner is a maker and tutor in ceramics, who has had her work on show across Yorkshire. Katch has a wealth of public engagement experience from working in audience development and gallery education and we are delighted to be able to utilise her skills and creativity at the Northlight.

Emma Wilkinson is a Todmorden based textile artist.  She specialises in sculptural work but is well versed in the full range of textiles techniques. "I make sculptural  insects made using various different techniques and fabrics which tell story's of their own. I work in a intuitive manner connecting with my materials and subject. Butterfly's are often used in my work as I am drawn to  their fragility and beauty. I also take great inspiration from my surrounding environment.  My passion for textiles comes from it's versatility and it's many forms which can be manipulated, dyed, stitched and embellished"

Rachel Red is a local printmaker and Northlight studio holder.  She has successfully developed printmaking for Northlight Art Education and brings tremendous enthusiasm to her lively prinmaking classes.  Rachel is able to teach a wide range of techniques - relief printing, drypoint, collagraph, screen printing and monoprint.  She is also a course leadder for our Young Northlight sessions  

Tina Foran is a freelance Community artist and teacher with extensive experience of visual arts engagement in a wide variety of teaching and community settings.  This has included working in Community centres, prisons, galleries, day centres and schools with agencies such as Family Learning, Artists in Schools, Sure Start and Shelter.  Tina has also been Level 2 Art & Design Coordinator at Todmorden college and Family Learning Tutor at Salford Learning and Skills service. She is currently Art Coordinator - HMP Manchester, The Manchester College.


Jayn Barker has exhibited work at various venues and galleries in Yorkshire and Lancashire including Cartwright Hall, Wakefield Ad-Lib Gallery, Huddersfield Art Gallery and a regular contributor to Holmfirth exhibition. Has taught Painting, textiles, print and craft, run workshops in galleries, schools and local venues and worked with the YOT project to create junk sculptures for a trail in Centre Vale Park, Todmorden. Works in watercolour, acrylics, oils and wool.

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Simon Manfield  is a much respected artist and illustrator. He is currently Life drawing Tutor at Bradford University and delivers Fine Art courses for the Open College for the Arts. He has a strongfollowing of students for his life drawing classes.

Dorothy Ann Simister is a practicing artist and teacher. She has an extensive teaching expertise in drawing and painting in higher and further education in London, to teaching in primary schools in Burnley and Halifax.

She successfully took a fine art degree course at Camberwell School of Art in London and Art Teachers Certificate at Sussex University. She has taught at Camberwell School of Art pre foundation course, Wandsworth College, Putney School of Art, Croydon Art College and for Lewisham local authority and the North Downham Training Project. More recently she taught in a primary school in Burnley for 3 days a week but has now retired from this to concentrate on her own art work. She has had a studio in Hebden Bridge for the last 9 years and is now at the Artsmill.

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Richard Wincer is an established painter and printmaker with many exhibitions to his credit including regular success at the Royal acadamy Summer Exhibition.  His work has encompassed both figurative and abstract concerns with his recent one man show of abstract paintings  at Artsmill being a highlight of their recent programme.  He brings his specialism in 'spntaeous' woodcut printmaking to Northlight for a special workshop


Eric Broug is an author, traveller and leading expert in the field of Islamic Design.  Eric is the author of two authoritative  Thames and Hudson Books on Islamic Geometric Patterns His immensly popular workshops are both educative and instructive

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Ruth Fettis is an amazing prinmaker whose ambitious linocuts expore broad narrative, politicaland social themes.  Ruth is based in Bradford and she works in many community settings delivering fantastic workshops to people of all ages and backgrounds.  She has recently had a major shows at the Cartwright Hall in Bradford and the Shipley Art Gallery Gatehead.



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Lisa Slater studied Three dimensional Design at Manchester Metropolitan University where she specialised in making automata. She went onto teach design in a top North Yorkshire school giving it a national reputation in this area. With over 25 teaching years experience Lisa now balances her time with automata making , a little teaching at a Leeds school and being a tutor at Northhlight. She has exhibited her work across the country  including The Centre For The Applied Arts , Leeds Craft and Design Gallery, Solo exhibition of Automata Farfield Mill, Yorkshire Sculpture Park In the Spotlight Showcase and Cabaret Mechanical Theatre – Greenwich Exhibition

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Dorothy Simister is a figurative painter who brings both imagination and technical accomplishment to our painting offer.  a mainstay of the artsmill, she exhibits frequently in the local area.  Dorothy team teaches the thursday painting workshop and learning tyo draw sessiojns with Don Myers