Artists

Herd of Sheffield existed due to the shared vision, creativity and generosity of people across our city. It offered a unique opportunity for local businesses, the cultural sector, schools, local community groups and individuals to team up to create the city’s biggest ever mass participation, public art event.

Our artists have played a major role in bringing the Herd of Sheffield to life, creating over 50 elephant sculptures which will be displayed across the city.

Sheffield is home to a wealth of artistic and creative individuals and communities and many award-winning and nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. We were delighted with the response from Sheffield’s creative community and are thrilled to have worked in collaboration with them to showcase and celebrate our city as a vibrant and culturally exciting city. Many of the artists involved have previously supported The Children’s Hospital Charity’s art’s programme – Artfelt.

Our Sheffield friends were joined by new artists from further afield to create extraordinary giant elephants that will transform the streets, squares and parks of the city.

All unique in style and character the elephants represent the city’s creativity, history and heritage, music, fashion, architecture and attractions.

Our artists, schools, sponsors and supporters are our official Herders who united to bring something special to Sheffield for all to enjoy. So we’d like to say a very big thank you to all our artists who have brought the herd to life!

Artists

Artist Holding

Alan Pennington

Alan Pennington is a Sheffield based artist and graphic designer who is passionate about the people, places and products of...

Read More

Artist Holding

Josh and Aimee Williams

Josh and Aimee Williams are a husband and wife design duo from Weston-Super-Mare. With Josh’s background in children’s illustration and Aimee’s...

Read More

Artist Holding

Caroline Greyling

Caroline Greyling is a North Nottinghamshire based artist whose work focuses on mixing the real and the fantastic together. She...

Read More

Artist Holding

Carolyn Short

Carolyn Short graduated from De Monfort University, Lincoln, in 2000 with a BA (hons) in Graphic Design and Illustration. Since...

Read More

Artist Holding

Clare Pentlow

Clare enjoys using shapes, colours and patterns in her work. She primarily works in paper layering, transforming flat ordinary sheets...

Read More

Artist Holding

Creative in Crystal

Creative in Crystal (abbreviated to CIC) is a small business based in Sheffield. It is run by owner Ben Ridley and...

Read More

Artist Holding

Coralie Turpin-Thomson

Coralie is a sculptor based in Sheffield who has been practising for over 20 years. She has worked on commissions...

Read More

View More

Artist-Holding

David Elliot Hoodith

David was born in Manchester in1950 and has now lived in The Peak District for twenty years. He is a...

Read More

Artist Holding

Deven Bhurke

Deven Bhurke is an artist and graphic designer who has been involved in many Wild in Art events up and...

Read More

Artist Holding

Emma Jackson

Emma Jackson is a trained Art and Design teacher who has led many workshops with students of all ages. She...

Read More

Artist Holding

Ella Osborne

Ella Osborne is an illustrator and print maker based in Sheffield. She enjoys bright colours, fiddly lines and interesting textures....

Read More

Artist-Holding

Faunagraphic

Faunagraphic is a freelance artist based in Sheffield who specializes in spray painting, street art, graphic design and illustration. Her...

Read More

Artist-Holding

Finger Industries

Finger Industries is a Sheffield based award winning animation, illustration and CG studio producing imaginative, distinctive imagery for clients across...

Read More

Artist-Holding

Florence Blanchard

Florence Blanchard is a French painter, muralist and screen-printer based in the UK. Blanchard began writing graffiti in the early...

Read More

Artist Holding

Gillian Higgins

Gillian Higgins is the director of Horses Inside Out, an organisation which shows how understanding anatomy, physiology and bio mechanics...

Read More

Artist Holding

Geo Law

Geo Law is a freelance illustrator based in Sheffield and has worked for many clients including Facebook, Microsoft, Converse and...

Read More

Artist Holding

James Croft

James Croft was born in Yorkshire and graduated from Wolverhampton University with a first in Illustration. He now works as...

Read More

Artist Holding

James Green

James is an artist/printmaker based in Sheffield. He specialises in linocuts and screen-prints, and has been working in these mediums...

Read More

Artist Holding

Jenny Leonard

Jenny Leonard is a freelance artist specialising in site specific commissions and murals for the community. Her work has been...

Read More

Artist Holding

Jo Peel

Jo Peel is an artist who delights in depicting everyday scenes and scenarios of cities, finding beauty in tumble-down factories,...

Read More

Artist Holding

Jonathan Wilkinson

Jonathan Wilkinson was born in Leeds, grew up in Nottingham and now lives in Sheffield. After graduating from Sheffield Hallam...

Read More

Artist Holding

Kid Acne

Artist, illustrator, print-maker and MC. Kid Acne is a modern day renaissance man and elder statesman of the international Street...

Read More

Artist Holding

Kieron Reilly & Lynsey Brecknell

Kieron Reilly and Lynsey Brecknell are Birmingham based artists who have come together several times in the past to contribute...

Read More

Artist Holding

Laura Gray

Laura has been obsessed with illustration since she was a child, going as far as to use her entire bedroom...

Read More

Artist Holding

Lisa Matlby

Lisa is a freelance illustrator and designer who works for a wide variety of clients across editorial, advertising and publishing...

Read More

Artist Holding

Lydia Monks

Lydia Monks is a best selling children’s writer and illustrator, best known for her work with the children’s author Julia...

Read More

Artist Holding

Liz Hall

Liz Hall is a Sheffield based illustrator who enjoys working in a variety of media. She has a degree in...

Read More

Artist-Holding

Mark Alexander

Mark Alexander is currently working on a two man show together with Rembrandt at the Gemaldegallerie Berlin and is also showing...

Read More

Artist-Holding

Matt Cockayne

Starting out in 2013 as just a hobby, Matt Cockayne was drawing Sheffield. It became that popular that in 2014...

Read More

Artist Holding

Mik Richardson

Mik Richarson is a Norfolk based artist who has run his own mural design and graffiti tutoring business since he...

Read More

Artist-Holding

Neil Carribine

Neil Carribine is an artist originally from Newcastle and currently living in Sheffield after graduating Fine Art from Sheffield Hallam...

Read More

Artist-Holding

Nick Bax

Nick’s 25 year career has spanned the fields of art, design and creative direction. He was part of the Designers...

Read More

Artist-Holding

Pete McKee

Pete’s love of music is clear in his work and he is a member of ukelele band and Sheffield institution...

Read More

Artist-Holding

Rob Lee

Rob Lee is a graphic artist who paints large scale graphical murals and explores the opt-art distortion process called Perspective...

Read More

Artist Holding

Robert Hurst

Artist profile  Robert Hurst was born and educated in Sheffield. He has worked as a graphic designer since 1987, at...

Read More

Artist-Holding

Rocket 01

Rocket01 is a street artist who paints large murals onto the streets of Sheffield using spray paint. He has a...

Read More

Artist Holding

Ryan Patrick Morley

Ryan is a graphic designer, illustrator, maker, thinker and inventor, working under the pseudonym Bird&Bee. His work has included many...

Read More

Artist Holding

Sophie Green

Sophie Green works from her studio in Liverpool and produces work which is light, bright and full of character. Her...

Read More

Artist Holding

Sophie-Rose Wiberg

Sophie is a nineteen-year-old student at Sheffield Hallam University. She is currently studying Graphic Design and is hoping to embark...

Read More

Artist Holding

Stephen Mckay

Stocksbridge based artist Stephen likes to work in public and uses large studio spaces where passers-by can watch him create...

Read More

Artist-Holding

Steve Millington

Steve Millington is a graduate of the Bolton Institute of Fine and Applied Arts. He had a desire to explore, in...

Read More

Artist Holding

Sue Guthrie

Sue Guthrie is a professional artist based in Birmingham. She specialises in painting and digital media and now works predominantly...

Read More

Artist Holding

Sue Webber

Susan is a versatile West Country freelance artist. She enjoys taking a variety of creative commissions. In 2015 she designed and...

Read More

Artist-Holding

Stoneface Creative

Andrew “Stoneface’ Vickers has been sculpting for over 25 years. Originally a dry stone waller, he pondered over who had...

Read More

Artist-Holding

Temper

Temper is recognised as one of the most collected and successful graffiti artists of his generation.Based in the West Midlands.His...

Read More

Artist-Holding

The Mural Artists

The Mural Artists – A small team of artists from Sheffield, specialising in spray can art . The Mural Artists...

Read More

Artist Holding

Tom Clayton

Tom is a graphic designer, illustrator and keen Game of Thrones fan. Tom graduated from Sheffield Hallam University, in 2015...

Read More

Artist Holding

Tom J Newell

Tom J Newell is an artist, illustrator, record collector and turntable tinkering DJ who has worked and exhibited internationally with...

Read More