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

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Graham Johnson

Graham Johnson - Membership and Communications Secretary

"I have been painting for over 40 years, and have exhibited with various local art societies in Yorkshire and Derbyshire. Due to my misspent youth I also hold an MSc in software engineering and have spent over three decades working in e-commerce and the music industry."

Location: Beverley


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


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Jane Higgins

Jane Higgins - Secretary/Administrator

Meeting agenda and minutes.

"I joined ERA to meet and socialise with other artists whilst promoting my felt art in the local area."

Location: Cottingham


Website: Northmoor Arts

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


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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

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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

Mary Burton - Treasurer’s Assistant/Directory Administrator

Back up to the Treasurer for technical help with HSBC and SumUp, and compiles end of year income and expenditure accounts.  Produces the Directory March/April each year liaising with Membership Secretary and other Committee Members as required..

"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


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