A PHOTOGRAPH of Blubberhouses Church by Steve Davey, published as Picture of the Week in the Ilkley Gazette and Wharfedale Observer this month proved inspirational for an Otley artist.

Tracey Krupianka, who teaches art classes, acrylics and watercolours at Stephen Smiths Garden Centre in Otley at weekends said: “I adore this photo, so much so that I asked him permission if I could paint it and use it as a class subject, as I’m a local art teacher based at Stephen Smiths Garden Centre.”

Steve’s photo and Tracey’s resulting artwork is published above.

Tracey also holds monthly full day workshops at the Scout Hut on Burras Lane in Otley.

Beginners are always welcome.