Prior to moving to Whitby, and taking over Ellies Guest House, we lived in Barnsley, South Yorkshire where Pete worked in IT and Val spent much of her time involved with various craft groups including watercolour painting, textiles and rug making.
You will find some of Val’s original watercolour paintings in the guest bedrooms and on the stairways and landings.
There are more examples of Val’s art and craft work in the breakfast room and in the entrance hall. Here you will find mounted watercolour paintings together with a selection of handmade cold porcelain flowers, woven bags and other textile work, all created by Val.
Val’s creative talent has also been inherited by our eldest daughter, Kat, who is establishing herself as a teddy bear artist, under the name of Brierley Bears, designing and creating a range of unique teddy bears.