Dinah Winch Manager Elizabeth Gaskell House

We commissioned two drawings from Liz, one to celebrate our first two years of operations and the other for our first ever Christmas card.

We are thrilled with them both. Liz spent a lot of time here, absorbing the character of the house and garden as well as studying the architectural detail. We talked about what we wanted to achieve and then let Liz get on with interpreting it and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results. The Christmas card is elegant as well as festive, and is flying off the shelves so will hopefully be sitting on a lot of mantelpieces this Christmas. The drawing of the house, on a bright summer’s day, captures a sense of wonder as you come across it in the city, walk through the gates, and into the lovely garden.