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


2022 Shortlisted ‘Discerning Eye’ Drawing Bursary


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

2023 ‘Open Artspace 2023’ – Old Parcels Office Artspace, Scarborough

2022 ‘Open Exhibition 2022’ – Gallagher and Turner, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

‘The Darkness & The Light’ – Water Street Gallery, Todmorden

‘Discerning Eye’ Drawing Bursary Shortlisted Artists – Mall Galleries, London

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


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