Meet the Team

East Riding Artists is run by a dedicated team of volunteers.

Larry Malkin - Chair

Co-ordinating the activities of East Riding Artists.

"I am very proud of being the Chair of the East Riding's premier art group. I have been a member of the society for over ten years, and never cease to be amazed by the range and quality of the work produced by our members.  I have painted all my life and love nothing better than either working at the easel or outdoors by the River Humber and North Sea."

Location: Welwick, near Spurn Point


Website: Larry Malkin

Lyn Grant - Vice Chair

Supports the Chair and stands in if necessary.

"I was a founder member of ERA in 2005, had a break for a few years and then re-joined, eventually becoming vice chair. I have been a potter for over 40 years, and together with my husband Gerry, run Fangfoss Pottery. I am one of a handful of 3D artists in ERA and would like to see more join us!"

Location: Fangfoss, near Pocklington


Website: Fangfoss Pottery

Facebook: Fangfoss Pottery

Instagram: Fangfoss Pottery

Mary Burton - Secretary/Administrator

Meeting minutes, Facebook Group and Page admin, financial accounts.

"I’ve been a member of ERA since 2006 and joined the committee in 2007, having a 3-year break from 2017. I really enjoy being on the committee; it is challenging, but you get to meet some lovely like-minded people, as well as developing my own artist network."

Location: Pocklington


Facebook: Mary Burton

Instagram: Mary Burton

Carolyn Meddins-Ertl - Secretary/Administrator

Maintaining the events calendar, everyday maintenance of the website (excluding directory) and general admin duties.

"Having moved to East Yorkshire six years ago, I now consider myself a local artist. I am on a journey to explore and experiment with different techniques and mediums. ERA gives this opportunity. The possibilities with meeting so many artists and sharing their experiences, enables one to continue to grow in your talents."

Location: Leconfield, Beverley


Facebook: Carolyn Meddins-Ertl

Peter Winterton - Treasurer

Maintaining detailed and accurate records of all financial transactions for each financial year.

"I joined ERA about 11 years ago as an associate member. I was elected to the committee as Treasurer 1 year later. It is a joy and a privilege to be a member of the very talented and enthusiastic team of people, who collectively share a wide range of experience and skills."

Location: Pocklington


Facebook: Peter Winterton

Bryda Atkinson - Ragdolls

Bryda Atkinson - Membership Secretary

Location: Elloughton, Brough


Website: Bryda Atkinson

Facebook: Bryda Atkinson

Heather Burton - Publicity and Media Officer

Promoting events, writing press releases, supplying text.

"I am a palette knife artist and have been a member of ERA for many years. Being part of the team behind ERA is hugely rewarding; the East Riding is full of amazing creatives and the organisation offers a great platform for promoting members’ work."

Location: Spaldington, near Howden


Website: Heather Burton

Facebook: Heather Burton

Instagram: Heather Burton

Susan Giles - Exhibitions Officer

Sourcing, liaising, and booking venues. Sending out application forms to members for exhibitions. Collating entries then co-ordinating and managing exhibitions.

Location: Allerthorpe, near Pocklington


Website: Susan GIles

Shirley Davis Dew - Committee Member

Helps where needed and contributes to the committee meetings.

"I became a member of ERA at its inception then had a break for a while. Since I have been a full member, I have found the help, advice and information from members of the committee most beneficial. I have also enjoyed meeting other like-minded folk when attending social events. I look forward to the many ongoing exhibitions organised by the committee, that are a major reason for ERA existing."

Location: Fangfoss, near Pocklington

Email: artist_sdavis

Website: Shirley Davis Dew

Facebook: Shirley Davis Dew

Geoff Hewitt

Geoff Hewitt - Committee Member

"Having worked as an artist in the north of England for many years, I'm excited to be a member of the one of its best artists networks, East Riding Artists, and to participate in the management of its hugely diverse programme."

Location: Willerby


Website: Geoff Hewitt

Instagram: Geoff Hewitt

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