Andrew Cheetham

Artist based in Scarborough (North Yorkshire, UK)

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Oil on board

37 x 50 cm


Gale Force

Oil on board

30 x 41 cm



Oil on board, unframed

61 x 100 cm


North Sea

Graphite on board

17 x 33 cm



Graphite on board

24 x 26 cm


Andrew Cheetham was born in Heywood, Lancashire in 1971.

He lives and works in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, where he has a studio in one of the baiting sheds on the harbour. He has been painting the sea and documenting Scarborough’s declining Fishing Industry since 2000.

In 2009 he was Artist in Residence at Rosedale Abbey on the North York Moors.

1995 - 1998 Central St. Martins College of Art

1990 - 1993 Liverpool John Moores University

1989 - 1990 Manchester Polytechnic

2009 Rosedale Abbey, ‘Inspired by Heritage’

2006 Knaresborough Castle, Artist-in-Residence

2011 – 3 Day Masterclass, Ferens Gallery, Hull

2004 - Present: Running courses in life-drawing

2004 – 2014: North Yorkshire Open Studios

2000 - 2004: Studio Holder, Crescent Arts

2001 - 2004: Exhibitions Officer, Crescent Arts

2007 Shortlisted ‘Discerning Eye’ Drawing Bursary

2005 Arts Council England 2001 Yorkshire Arts

2015 ‘Art & Yorkshire; From Turner to Hockney’

2011 ‘Yorkshire Post Magazine’ 30th May, Feature

2010 ‘Inspired by Heritage’

2008November issue of ‘Country Living’ Magazine

2007 ‘Andrew Cheetham: A Sense of Place’

Scarborough Art Gallery

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

Lord & Lady Derwent

2010 ‘Andrew Cheetham’ - South Street Gallery, Scarborough

2009 ‘Inspired by Heritage’ - Updale Reading Room, Rosedale

2008 ‘Recent Work’ - Scarborough Art Gallery

2007 ‘A Sense of Place’ - Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

2005 ‘Drawings & Paintings’ - Crescent Arts, Scarborough

2016 ‘The Prison Drawing Project’, Dean Road Prison, Scarborough

2015 ‘East Coast Open’ – Scarborough Art Gallery

2014 ‘Art & Yorkshire; From Turner to Hockney’ – Mercer Art Gallery

2012 ‘Your Place’ – Inspired by Gallery, Danby Moors Centre

2011 ‘Forces of Nature’ – Inspired by Gallery, Danby Moors Centre

2010 ‘Inspired by Heritage’ - Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

‘The View from the Tracks’ - Bianco Nero Gallery

Now – Then’ - Triton Gallery, Sledmere House

2009 ‘Something in Common’ - Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

2008 ‘Newcastle Gateshead Art Fair’ - The Sage, Gateshead

‘Monochrome – Excellence in Greyscale’ - The Lund Gallery

‘A Year in Beverley’ - Beverley Art Gallery

2007 ‘Discerning Eye’ - Mall Galleries, London

‘Facing North’ - Maiden Bridge, Lancaster

‘High Tide’ - Helmsley Arts Centre

‘The Sea’ - Bianco Nero Gallery, Stokesley

2006 ‘North Yorkshire Open Studios’ - Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

‘East Coast Open’ - Scarborough Art Gallery

‘Ferens Open’ - Ferens Art Gallery, Hull

2005 ‘Winter Open - North East Artists’ - Saltburn Artists’ Project

2004 ‘SHO4’ -Studio Holders’ -Crescent Arts, Scarborough

2002 ‘SH**’ - Studio Holders’ - Crescent Arts, Scarborough

2001 ‘Celebrating the North York Moors’ - Scarborough Art Gallery

1998 ‘New English Art Club’ - Mall Galleries, London

1996 ‘Art in the Dockyard’ - Historic Dockyard, Chatham

1994 ‘New English Art Club’ - Mall Galleries, London

‘Manchester Academy Open’ - Manchester City Art Gallery

My Artwork could be described as documentary in that I prefer to work from life.

In the past I have focused on former centres of Industry and Commerce, the grandeur and dramatic beauty that I find in the physical remains of our Industrial heritage.

I began documenting Scarborough’s Fishing Industry in 2000 and after making enquiries to the Harbour Master, I converted an empty baiting shed on the harbour’s West Pier into a studio. During this period I have witnessed Scarborough’s fishing fleet decline drastically, with owners selling boats and gear. Whilst at first the fishermen were wary of me they are now used to me drawing them at work and I have accompanied them out on their boats.

Throughout this time the sea has been a constant in my work. Constantly changing, constantly inspiring.

Art gallery in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, with original work by local artists and limited edition prints by David Hockney and Peter Blake.