HUDDERSFIELD Art Society has a new president.
Brian Richardson, 61, of Lindley, is to take over the role from former president Michael Antonas.
Mr Richardson will remain president for at least three years.
Mr Richardson is an attendant at Huddersfield Library and Art Gallery.
He has been a member of the society for many years.
Like most of the society's 110 members he is an artist himself and works mainly in oils.
He said: "I'm very proud that they nominated me and ultimately elected me as president.
"It is all about making sure everything runs smoothly.
"About four years ago, our membership dropped but the former president built it back up again.
" I hope to carry on this success."