About The Studio

In 1937 William Heaton Cooper bought a piece of land just off the village green in Grasmere. It was here he intended to build his Gallery and home. By 1938 the project was complete, funded by the success of his first book, Hills of Lakeland. It had 52 colour plates and received very good reviews. From this success his new gallery became a popular destination for those who visited Grasmere. It continues to be a popular destination for many visitors.

Today, the Studio is composed of three galleries exhibiting the work of the Heaton Cooper family of artists. In 1940 William Heaton Cooper published his first print “Wind and Sun, Wastwater”. Since then, the collection has steadily grown to more than a hundred prints by the different artists in the family. These can be viewed in our galleries in the various frames we offer.

You can view all the paintings, prints, sculpture, books and greetings cards here in our web gallery.


The Studio is composed of a number of galleries exhibiting the work of the Heaton Cooper family of artists.

Find everything you need for painting, drawing and printing within our wide range of artist materials, gifts and books.

Mathilde’s is the name of the new café at the Heaton Cooper Studio Grasmere, offering an extra dimension of hospitality to one of the Lakes’ most popular tourist destinations.



F A M I L Y B U S I N E S S ~ alas, no award for us but we’re pleased for the wonderfully talented @milesmooreclay! Plus we got to hang out with @hairybikers so it’s not all bad...

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