About Heather

Thanks very much for visiting my website. I am a Yorkshire-based artist specialising in palette knife work. I love capturing emotion and movement in figurative painting and reflecting the depth and diversity of the UK’s extraordinary landscapes.

I come from a family of keen amateur painters. My mum studied at the Grimsby School of Art while my father discovered his skills in watercolour painting in his late Seventies.

Family commitments and a full time career in  journalism left little time for drawing and painting until our daughters left home. Since then it’s taken off in a way I could never have dreamed of and I now work as a professional artist as well as continuing to write for national and regional magazines.

The artistic world is vibrant, exciting – and flourishing, and I hope you will enjoy the paintings as much as I enjoy creating them.

This website will give you an idea of my style of work, but please contact me directly via mail@heatherburtonyorkshireartist.co.uk for details of my most up to date paintings.


Exhibitions and Galleries

First Prize Winner of the Ferens Open Exhibition 2015

Winner of SAA Artist of the Year 2016 Landscape category

Highly Commended Patchings competition 2016

Commended in the Kunsthuis International Open Art Exhibition 2017

People’s Choice: Best in Show at the Great Sheffield Art Show 2019


You might have seen my work in some of the following:-

  • Beverley Open Exhibition
  • The Art and Heritage Festival in Staithes
  • Untitled Exhibition, Chelsea, London
  • Gallery 49, Bridlington
  • L’Bidi Gallery, Huntingdon, Cambs
  • Myton Gallery, Hull
  • Scampston Hall
  • ‘Art &’ in York
  • House of Fraser, Hull (celebrating City of Culture 2017)
  • Coast Gallery Burniston, Scarborough
  • Yoredale (Yorkshire Dales national parks HQ)
  • The Red Gallery, Lincoln
  • Myton Gallery Hull
  • Inspired By Gallery nr Whitby


Due to lockdown I’ve been unable to exhibit as planned this year, but I continue to be represented by the Northern Lights Gallery in Keswick and when galleries start to reopen I shall have work in Myton Gallery, Hull and the Little Red Gallery, Lincoln. Please contact me directly for information on all available originals and prints or for commissions.

Winner of the Friends of Ferens First Prize in the 2015 Open Exhibition at Ferens Art Gallery, Hull; Winner of People’s Choice award, Great Sheffield Art Show 2019