About Us

The three artists that have combined to form the "Yorkshire Rose Artists" are Olive Simmonds, John T Hetherington BA (Hons) and Jim Humphreys, all who produce fine art for sale.

I am self taught oil painter, having learnt from books and dvd’s by Helen Van Wyk, an American artist. I have always enjoyed drawing from being a child, but it was only when I retired that I started to paint. I tried watercolour and also pastels but with little success, then I was persuaded to try oil paints a medium I loved straight away.
My favourite subjects in order of preference are Portraiture, both people and animals, Still life, flowers, seascapes and landscapes.
I have recently added modern art to my portfolio some of which can be viewed on this site.
I have sold to art collectors in Australia, America, Turkey and here in the United Kingdom.


Jim has always been interested in art and started to paint 19 years ago during his leisure hours. Since his retirement he has been able to devote his spare time to his painting.
Jim decided in 2011 to devote his time to honing his skills in pastel painting.His success has resulted in having sold his fine art paintings to collectors in Australia, USA, Canada and the UK.
Jim's ability covers most subjects from Landscapes, seascapes, still life, military, and also portraits of both people and animals
He is pleased to accept commissions working from good quality photographs.


John is a Castleford born artist and attended Wakefield College of Art in 2001 to study fine art, painting and photography.
Later he was accepted at Leeds University and attained a B.A.Hons degree in fine art.
In this exhibition he is showcasing retrospective and new works
John uses a variety of mediums, favouring oils, watercolour and pastels.
He currently has paintings in collections in Germany, Spain and Northern Island.