Watermark Gallery was set up by Liz and Richard Hawkes, who have both worked in the arts for many years and live in North Yorkshire.

Richard is an acclaimed paper conservator and the owner of Artworks Conservation, who works with many of the UK’s most prestigious galleries, institutions and private collectors. Richard also lectures widely on conservation as well as the history of artists’ techniques.

Liz is an established marketing consultant who has worked on audience and business development projects for clients including English Heritage, Arts Council England, Salts Mill World Heritage Site and Dean Clough.

Working in close partnership with artists, gallery owners and suppliers, Watermark Gallery provides a comprehensive art-buying service. As well as helping our customers find what they are looking for from a broad and ever-changing collection of high quality, original art, we also provide conservation standard mounting and framing, as well as collections advice.

A key part of our service is the proactive promotion of our collection through touring events and exhibitions. Please do sign up for our newsletter to receive information on forthcoming exhibitions, as well as Northern based arts news and events.