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. As well as Mathildes our contemporary café and The Archive Gallery in which we put on exhibitions throughout the year.

Find everything you need for painting, drawing and printing within our wide range of artist materials, gifts and books. Stocking a variety of sought after products and high quality tools.

Mathilde’s is the name of the café at the Heaton Cooper Studio Grasmere, offering an extra dimension of hospitality with a blend of Scandinavian and Cumbrian cuisine to one of the Lakes’ most popular tourist destinations.