In 1937 William Heaton Cooper bought a piece of land just off the village green in Grasmere. It was here he intended to build his Gallery and home. By 1938 the project was complete, funded by the success of his first book, Hills of Lakeland. It had 52 colour plates and received very good reviews. From this success his new gallery became a popular destination for those who visited Grasmere. It continues to be a popular destination for many visitors.
Today, the Studio is composed of three galleries exhibiting the work of the Heaton Cooper family of artists. In 1940 William Heaton Cooper published his first print “Wind and Sun, Wastwater”. Since then, the collection has steadily grown to more than a hundred prints by the different artists in the family. These can be viewed in our galleries in the various frames we offer.
Find everything you need for painting, drawing and printing within our wide range of artist materials, gifts and books. Stocking a variety of sought after products and high quality tools. You can view all the paintings, prints, sculpture, books and greetings cards here in our web gallery.
Help us reduce our carbon footprint
We have some exciting plans to make our business even more green and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.
Starting in early January, we will be improving the insulation in our original gallery space, and beginning a series of works to further reduce the carbon impact of our business. We are also proud to have recently been awarded Green Small Business accreditation. Watch this space for more details of this work as it develops in 2022.