About the Artist

It was during her gap year when Freya combined two of her passions, cricket and art, that her career as an artist truly began. She painted Headingley Cricket Ground during a Roses match, a painting which she then donated to her local club to raise funds. This inspired Freya to experiment with painting her favourite players. 

 

She later secured wall space at the indoor netting facility The Cricket Asylum, in Sowerby Bridge. On a visit to the Cricket Asylum, Andrew Strauss signed his portrait. This became part of a fundraising event in aid of the charity Cricket Onside. In addition, she has donated a painting of Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow to Yorkshire County Cricket Club. The painting now hangs in the dressing room area at Headingley Cricket Club.

In July 2015, Freya graduated from The University of Manchester with a First Class BA History Honours degree. Cricket was not far from her mind then either, as she wrote her dissertation on the subject of cricket and imperialism.

Freya now works as an artist on a part-time basis. Freya responds to live moments whether that be a pivotal moment in a game of cricket, or a key moment in her day to day life. The pure ecstasy involved in taking that wicket, or scoring those runs is an addictive fascination for her.

In January 2018 Freya was commissioned by Weir Minerals Europe Limited.

For more information on commissions please get in touch via email: info@freyaryder.com.

 

Exhibitions:      

  • Art Maze at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf: 13th-17th November 2019

  • Tales of the Iconic at Hebden Bridge Town Hall: 9th July- 5th August 2019

  • 'Signposts' at Vision On Gallery: 8th February- 10th May 2019

  • Calderdale Open Art Exhibition- Bankfield Museum: 10th November- 19th January 2019

  • Lancashire Cricket Foundation Ladies Lunch at Emirates Old Trafford: 7th December 2018

  • Winter Wonderland Exhibition: 27th November- 21st December 2018

  • Parallax Art Fair- 23rd-25th November 2018

  • Open Art & Craft Show- 3rd-4th November 2018

  • La Galleria Pall Mall- Summer Show: 9th-14th July 2018

  • Art & Crafts Fair- The Old Co-Op: 31st March-1st April 2018

  • La Galleria Pall Mall- Exhibit Here’s Finest Artists Exhibition: 11th-16th December 2017

  • Artsmill Art Gallery- Winter Open Exhibition: 22nd November-17th December 2017

  • Chester Arts Fair: 17th-19th November 2017

  • Mytholmroyd Arts Festival- Open Art Exhibition: October 2017

  • Menier Gallery- Exhibit Here’s Summer Exhibition: 25th-29th July 2017

  • Mytholmroyd Arts Festival- Open Art Exhibition: October 2015

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