Andrew Cheetham - Artist

Andrew Cheetham was born in Heywood, Lancashire in 1971.

He has been selected as Artist in Residence at Knaresborough Castle and in Rosedale Abbey on the North York Moors.

His Artwork could be described as documentary in that he prefer to work from life.

He has focused on former centres of Industry and Commerce, depicting the grandeur and dramatic beauty that he finds in the physical remains of our Industrial heritage.

Andrew began documenting the Fishing Industry in 2000 and after making enquiries to the Harbour Master, converted an empty baiting shed on the harbour’s West Pier into a studio. Whilst at first the fishermen were wary of him  they became used to him drawing them at work and he has accompanied them out on their boats several times. Throughout this time the sea has been a constant in his work. Constantly changing, constantly inspiring.

His recent graphite drawings of the North East are combined with a painterly oil mixture, creating specific images of place yet allowing room for the imagination.


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


2016 ‘The Prison Drawing Project’, Artist Technician 

2011 3 Day Masterclass, Ferens Gallery, Hull

2004 – 2010: Running courses in life-drawing 

2004 – 2014: North Yorkshire Open Studios

2000 – 2004: Studio Holder, Crescent Arts

2001 – 2004: Exhibitions Officer, Crescent Arts

Grants and Awards

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’

2008 November issue of ‘Country Living’ Magazine

2007 ‘Andrew Cheetham: A Sense of Place’


Scarborough Art Gallery

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

Lord & Lady Derwent

Solo Exhibitions

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 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 ‘Open Exhibition’ – Gallagher and Turner, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

‘North York Moors Art Award’ – Inspired by Gallery, Danby Moors Centre

East Coast Open’, Scarborough Art Gallery

2017 ‘Curated Space’, Python Gallery, Middlesborough and touring

2016 ‘Enduring the Elements’, Pannett Art Gallery, Whitby

‘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

© Andrew Cheetham 2019