THE TEAM

Whether we're helping our customers, finding brilliant new art supplies to stock, or being creative ourselves, we're a passionate bunch. Get to know our fantastic team below.

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Al

Marketing

As a former Art and Design student, Al has a true passion for the history and practice of art.

He's got a wealth of retail experience and loves to match a budding artist with their new favourite sketching pencil, drawing ink or watercolour brush.

When he's not helping customer, Al is keen illustrator, with his artwork featured in a range of children's books.

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Amy

Online Merchandiser & Sales

Swapping her native Lancashire for Yorkshire, Amy has been a part of our journey since 2015.

Educated in the intricate art of Scientific and Natural History Illustration, Amy is skilled at capturing the natural world using watercolour and gouache paint.

She's not just a talented painter and artist - Amy is a keen musician who plays the mandolin and tin whistle.

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Chloe

Warehouse Manager

Chloe is a veteran of our company and hugely knowledgeable about art supplies.

A Skipton native, she keeps everything moving at The Art Shop Skipton, ensuring the warehouse runs smoothly and your precious orders arrive promptly.

When she's not flexing her organisational skills, you can find her exploring the great outdoors with her two children.

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Mark

Company Founder

The founder of The Art Shop Skipton, Mark comes from a long line of talented artists.

He used his artistic upbringing to curate a range of impeccable quality brands, proudly supplying the country with affordable paints, inks, pencils, pads and everything in between.

Mark's mission to make art as accessible as possible has built a brand that both experienced and brand new artists can trust.

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Jonny

Online Manager

Jonny is an integral part of the next generation of The Art Shop Skipton.

Proudly championing brands he knows and appreciates, Jonny has a vast knowledge and experience of curating an accessible and dependable range of art supplies.

Creativity is in his blood, which he also demonstrates with a keen passion for photography.

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Sue

Warehouse Assistant

Sue has illustrated her passion for art by growing with The Art Shop Skipton since it was founded.

She enjoys crafts, is a keen card maker and loves expressing her creativity by sketching and illustrating.

When she's not helping orders find their new homes, you can find her sampling the culinary scene of cities around the world.

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Naomi

Warehouse & Shop Assistant

An expert in art supplies, Naomi works as a sales assistant for the Art Shop Skipton.

She has a wealth of experience in retail and customer service, helping people find the right tools to explore their hobby or to discover a new one.

When she's not assisting budding artists, Naomi can be found exploring the great outdoors with Snoopy, her loyal spaniel.

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Lily

Warehouse Assistant

Lily is dedicated to making sure all of your orders arrive accurately and safely.

She's current studying for A-Levels, but when Lily doesn't have her head in a book, she can be found ensuring our stream of online orders is running smoothly.

You'll find her in the rolling hills of North and West Yorkshire with her faithful pet dog.

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Alfie

Warehouse Assistant

Alfie diligently sorts, packs and monitors orders to make sure your valuable art supplies reach you safe and sound.

His attention to detail is vital when ensuring every order is packaged securely and the warehouse is kept running smoothly.

Alfie can also be found speeding through the streets of Skipton on a skateboard.

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Lyndsey

Bookkeeper

Moving from Lancashire to beautiful Yorkshire over 20 years ago, Lyndsey looks after the accounting here at The Art Shop Skipton.

Alongside making sure everything adds up, she's a trustee of Yorkshire Cat Rescue, helping friendly felines across the county.

She adores crafts, crocheting and enjoying beautiful Skipton with her husband and son.

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Jane

Shop Assistant

If someone know’s a thing or two about retail it’s Jane. With over three decades experience a large part of her working life has been dedicated to giving amazing customer service.

Jane's expertise doesn’t stop at retail though. Having a personal passion for watercolour, abstract and mixed media, her art knowledge surpasses expectation too! 

This kind of know how make her perfect at helping customers in our Newmarket Street store and Jane is alway happy to help with a welcoming smile.

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