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Elizabeth Darley at Nostell Priory 2019



Elizabeth Darley is an artist who lives and works in Yorkshire

Born in Yorkshire, educated in Yorkshire and Manchester


1984 Manchester School of Art , BA Degree Fine Art and Dance, under Professor S. Jordan

1981 Batley College of Art, Pre BA Fine Art Foundation Cert.

under Mrs Beverley Little (Royal College of Art), Mr Robert Beswick, Mr Hugh Lammie and Mr Gerald French

Solo Shows

2016 The First floor, Emma's Tea Rooms, Holmfirth, Art Week Fringe for MACMILLAN Yorkshire, UK

2011 the Wensley Gallery, Ramsbottom, UK 

Group Shows

2016 Huddersfield Art Gallery 

2015 Crownest House, Dewsbury, UK 

Private Collections 

Mr J Russell, Scotland,

Mrs Emma, Ireland, portrait commission,

Mr Andy Thompson, Holmfirth, Yorkshire, landscape commission,

Church of England, Holmbridge, Yorkshire,

Miss Georgina Hardcastle, Holmfirth, portrait commission,

Councillor John Nottingham, Mirfield, Yorkshire, birthday gift,

Staff at DHSS, Huddersfield, landscape commissions,


Paintings Currently On Loan

Mrs A Ainsworth, the Meditation Centre, Dent, North Yorkshire,

Mr Tashan Plenty, Huddersfield, Yorkshire,


History  of Art Talks and Presentations by Elizabeth Darley

'Picasso-The man and his work'

2016 MACMILLAN charity : Holmfirth ArtWeek Fringe Show at Holmfirth Yorkshire UK

2018 - 2019 Probus club members Batley, Holmfirth, Sheffield, Gainsborough and Huddersfield

Artist, Elizabeth Darley,  lives and works in her native, beloved Yorkshire. Current work is influenced by Fountains Abbey in North Yorkshire. She says "I particularly enjoy visiting ruins of English monasteries, especially in Yorkshire."

Fountains Abbey in North Yorkshire has a ruined chapel which was built in the mid-1200s to accommodate the great  number of people coming daily  to Holy Latin Mass. Such were the numbers that it became necessary to build NINE altars! "In summer 2019 I found myself standing in the Chapel of the Nine Altars at Fountains Abbey thinking what am I looking at? It truly fascinates me! So, now, I'm painting following the watercolour techniques of the great British painters, JMW Turner and Thomas Girtin because they both made finished watercolours of the Chapel of the Nine Altars at Fountains Abbey. That's how Fountains Abbey connects to the art world.". It seems Fountains Abbey has a hold on this artist: