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Louise Hepworth-Wood

Since leaving teaching, I have worked as a freelance artist for over two years now.

Much of my large oil paintings are inspired by landscape, specifically trees: their very presence, the way they are sited within a landscape and the fact that they are around for generations, sometimes hundreds of years, attracts and inspires me.

I have also have been developing my bespoke hanging card designs, and my absolute love of all things “Christmassy” means that I am never short for inspiration, from various childhood films through to favourite traditional carols.

T: 07967 307422




Ilkley Arts mission is to promote and celebrate the arts in Ilkley and surrounding areas to enrich the lives of residents and visitors and to support and help the development of our exhibiting artists.

Ilkley Arts works with a wide range of organisations to achieve this mission from those whose focus is on developing young artists such as Art School Ilkley and Nell Bank Outdoor Education Centre as well as partnerships with Ilkley Manor House, Outside the Box, Ilkley Literature Festival and the Ilkley Playhouse.

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