Glossop and the surrounding district is an extremely inspirational area for artists of all genres, and Glossop itself is the home to many talented artists.

Successful Glossop Artists

Jean Hobson

Jean is a watercolourist who uses the medium in an unusually bold and vibrant way which comes from a love of strong colours and a passionate desire to make a positive statement in her painting.

She moved to Glossop in 1992 to concentrate more on her painting, attracted by the dramatic landscape of the High Peaks, the earthy vitality found in the mill town and by it’s accessibility to numerous cities.

For the past three years Jean has been looking towards the changing face of Manchester. Find out more about Jean Hobson.

Ghislaine Howard

Ghislaine Howard is a painter of powerful and expressive means. Her works deal with the human condition, charting and interpreting our shared human experience. She is best known for her ground-breaking exhibition concerning pregnancy and birth, the first of its kind, at Manchester City Art Gallery.

Ghislaine has a studio gallery located on Oak Street in Glossop which is open by arrangement and for special events and courses. Find out more about Ghislaine Howard.

Catherine Carr

Catherine Carr is an award winning, independent Craft Designer who specialises in glass and textiles. She crochets and knits with glass. By combining these traditional textile skills with glass, she has created an innovative and striking range of sculptured vessels.
In addition, she has also developed a digitally crafted printing process, where copies of treasured photographs and images can be fused permanently into glass. Find out more about Catherine Carr.

Local Art Galleries

The Laughing Badger Gallery, Hadfield
Ghislaine Howard Studio Gallery
Jarva Gallery, Whaley Bridge
The Hawthorn Gallery, Stalybridge