Skylark Studio

Summer colours, Crummock Water, pastel 2018

Established in 1994, Skylark Studio is the gallery and workplace of artist Rolf Parker, who specialises in high quality representational paintings and etchings of Western Lake District landscapes and street scenes. Situated in the attractive town of Cockermouth, which is a good base for exploring the quieter northern and western areas of Cumbria, the gallery also stocks a great selection of British - made crafts, fashion jewellery made on the premises and greetings cards. The etchings can also be bought from this site online. If you have visited the gallery in the past and would like to mail order other items you have seen, including original pastels illustrated on the 'currently available paintings' page please contact me.

NEW !! - 'Six packs' of Cockermouth greetings cards from the pastel paintings by Rolf Parker. A pack contains six different views which can be seen on the 'Greetings Cards' page of this site and purchased on the 'Online Shop' page. Currently five different six packs are available ; Cockermouth 1 and 2,  Lakes 1 and 2, and Cockermouth Christmas. The price is £1.50 per card x 6 plus £1.50 U.K. post and packing, so £10.50 in total. Your card payment is processed via Paypal.

Now in stock - 2019 Wall calenders with 12 new Cockermouth and local lakes views in pastel.




Opening Hours

Tuesdays to Saturdays 10a.m.-4p.m. (closed December 25th.- 30th.). Situated in Cockermouth at 9,South Street, which is just off Station Street ,(in the direction of the River Cocker), close to the Tithe Barn pub and Mitchells auction house. Please use town car parking and find us on foot. (Street parking in town is available limited to a one hour stay but you need a time disc.)

Occasional additional days when we are closed will be listed in advance here.

Christmas opening 2018: Christmas Eve - open 10am - 4pm.

                                         Christmas Day - closed.

                                         Boxing Day - closed

                                         Thursday 27th December - closed

                                         Friday 28th December - closed

                                         Saturday 29th December - OPEN 10am - 4pm.

                                         Sunday 30th December - closed

                                         New Years Eve - closed

                                         New Years Day - closed

                                         Wednesday 2nd January onwards - OPEN usual hours

'Houses by the river, Cockermouth' pastel

To use this site click on the page headings at the top of the page, or the information tabs at the top left, and then SCROLL DOWN, for the following information :

  • See Online Shop for images and prices of ORIGINAL ETCHINGS, LINO PRINTS (sold framed or unframed) and greetings cards.  Order from this site online with payment via PAYPAL (prices include U.K. delivery) or visit the gallery. (For overseas orders only, please e-mail your order (see contact page) - I will reply with delivery charge and payment instructions.) You can pay for all orders online via Paypal secure server, or I can accept orders by post with a U.K. bank cheque made payable to Skylark Studio, or telephone if you''d like to discuss your order.
  • See Crafts ,just for a few examples of the types of other products we stock in the gallery. All crafts stocked are made in the British Isles. 
  • Rolf Parker- about the artist.
  • The Pastel Gallery is intended as a guide to the artist''s style and subject matter. Please enquire or visit to view currently available work. Prices are between £360 and £390 for a framed painting (frame size approx. 59 x 46cm.). Larger formats are available, e.g.82 x 65cm between £500 and £700. Commissions are accepted.
  • Greetings cards - Many different views of Cockermouth and the nearby lakes reproduced from pastel paintings.
  • Commissions - Some examples of recent work and information relavent to the process of commissioning a painting and pricing.
  • Currently available paintings - Original pastels in stock, on display in the gallery and available to buy - please contact me if interested, or visit the gallery.

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