Ryetop Saddleworth

Hello everyone, we have some beautiful pencil drawings just come in by the well known & collected Saddleworth artist Russell Howarth.

Russell was born in 1927 in Oldham where he still lives. He left school in 1941 and from there he left to work in engineering up until 1981, which he then taught part time until 1992.

Eventhough Russell had no formal art education,  he joined Saddleworth Group of Artists in 1951. Russell mainly paints and draws Saddleworth Landscapes, with many of his paintings in private collections in the UK and abroad.

If anyone is interested in purchasing these wonderful original drawings, please email, call or pop in to the gallery. Pencil, 6 x 5 inches, £120 each.

‘Ryetop Saddleworth’. 6 x 5 inches. £120
‘Ryetop Saddleworth’. 6 x 5 inches. £120

April Window Display

Keep an eye out for our April window display if you are a fan of landscape photography :).
Rob Fitzhugh, who is based here in Stalybridge, will be displaying his images throughout April at The People’s Gallery. Rob uses a combination of multiple shots to create the final panoramic image to full effect. Pop along to have a closer look at Rob’s fantastic work!

Comrades in ART Exhibition

Coming Soon!
We are excited to announce that three of our members: ‘Kevin Haynes‘, ‘Cliff Murphy‘ and ‘Robert Lees‘ will be having a joint exhibition throughout August at the Saddleworth Museum and art gallery. The title of the exhibition is ‘Comrades in ART‘.



Each artist specialises in a different field – Kevin is character-based, Cliff is urban, and Rob is the local landscape. We’ll post more information nearer the time, please keep an eye out for dates. We hope you all come along and support the local creative community! 🙂


Great support for local artists this week, as another commission was finished and sold at The People’s Gallery, this time by resident artist Gordon Clegg. Gordon’s bespoke landscape (the painting is looking across the hills from Hobson Moor Road.) will be one of a series commissioned of the local scenery. If you are interested in artwork by Gordon please call the gallery.

In addition, if you would like to commission any of our artists to create a painting for you, please see the links page and inquire by email or pop in for a quote.