Alison Grant, artist and architect

Alison Grant Underwater world
Alison Grant enjoys all things creative and produces artwork in a range of media including felt and textiles, charcoal and ink. Her studio features in the annual Open Studios event.

Alison is also an architect for her own practice Alison Grant Architect

Studio address:  5 Northfield, Heptonstall HX7 7NW
Telephone:  01422 843678
 Alison Grant meadow

Open Studios Event

grant-alison-imageHeptonstall artists are taking part in the Hebden Bridge Open Studios event between 5 and 7 July.

Nicola Wheeler, of Weavers’ Square, Mike Pemsel, of Northgate, and Alison Grant, of Northfield, are opening their Heptonstall studios, while Debs Paine will be exhibiting work in Northlight, Hebden Bridge.

Mike Pemsel works in linocuts and mixed media, Nicola Wheeler is a costumier, textile and watercolour artist, and Debs Paine explores the natural world using ceramic and oil paint.

Alison Grant’s studio will host  a joint family exhibition including life drawings, felt and textile works from Alison; oils, mixed media and line drawings from Bill Grant, and craftwork from Isla, open on Saturday and Sunday with refreshments available.

Ron Mitchell, watercolourist

Lumb Bank

Artist painting mainly landscapes in watercolour, many of which are inspired by the local Pennine area. Ron occasionally exhibits as part of the Hebden Bridge wide Open Studios tour.

Address : 1, Waterloo House,

Slack Top,


Hebden Bridge.


Telephone: 01422 844097

Hebble Hole

Shoreline Trees

Simon Smith

Simon is a practicing artist, art tutor and Director at ‘The Artworks’, an Independent Art school in Halifax.  He is passionate about making art accessible to all and is a firm believer in the idea that anyone can learn to draw; he is willing to prove this to anyone! He teaches drawing and painting to independent learners of all ages, he runs an art club for children, and also works with schools, colleges, universities, and the NHS among many others in all arting related matters.

Simon works out of his studio in Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax and also has a tiny studio perched on the hilltop at Colden above Hebden Bridge where he  lives. This is sometimes open as part of the annual Open Studios event.

If you would like to contact Simon to discuss all matters art, he can be contacted at

Rowena Beaty: Sculptures in Stone

I work from my garden studio, and carve figurative sculptures in stone, mostly inspired by the human form. I use a variety of types of stone, usually local gritstone, or Lincolnshire limestones.

Address : Waterloo House, Slack Top, Heptonstall, Hebden Bridge.   HX7 7HA


Telephone: 01422 842853

All pictures courtesy of Rowena Beaty.

Nicola Wheeler, costumier

Wedding dress by Nicola Wheeler

Nicola Wheeler specialises in creating vintage inspired outfits for all occasions, including weddings, handfastings and civil ceremonies.

She was wardrobe mistress for Glyndebourne Opera, and has produced historically accurate costumes for many film companies and museums including the dresses worn by actresses at Shibden Hall, Halifax.

You can see more of her designs at her website at

She works from her studio at the Mechanics Institute, 7 Church Street,
Heptonstall, which features in the annual Open Studios event.

Telephone: 01422 843407

Fax: 01422 845070