Painting Holiday

   Saturday 3rd – 10th June 2107  (Fully booked) To find out more about Painting Holidays in Italy visit reedartholidays.com   We have just returned from our Painting Holiday in Italy. This year we did 2 weeks, one in May and one in June. Once again, it was a huge success with our guests, many … Read more

Painting Holiday

It’s only a few days now until our first Painting Holiday in Italy for 2016. All of the guests from our trip in 2015 have re-booked for another week in the 5 star luxury accomodation Chiesa del Carmine a beautifully restored ancient 13th century church. Due to the popularity of the Painting Holiday, we have hired … Read more

Sketchbooks

I’m often asked “which is my own favourite painting?” It’s a question which I find so difficult to answer. Over the years I’ve painted many different scenes which I’m really pleased with and on so many different levels. In more recent years I’ve been painting portraits of people, which again, I’ve become attached to. However, … Read more

Sketchbook Painting

Our first trip to to the region Umbria in Italy was in the spring of 2002. We stayed at the Relais il Canalicchio which boasts commanding views over the Umbrian countryside. In fact the owners of the hotel commissioned me to do a painting of the Relais which is available as a limited edition print. … Read more

Painting Holiday, Italy

There are still a few places available for our Painting Holiday, Italy May 2015. This year we’ve booked the luxurious 5* Chiesa del Carmine set in a picturesque valley in Umbria. Susan and I first stayed in this stunning valley at  Casa San Gabriel  (which boasts commanding views looking towards Assisi) back in 2004. The owners, … Read more

30th Anniversary

Thank you to all our customers who came along and supported us at our Christmas Party weekend in November. We hope you enjoyed your complimentary goody bag to go with the paintings and Christmas Cards you purchased. Our 30th Anniversary Christmas Exhibition is currently on view at my Studio & Gallery in Ponteland until 24th … Read more

City Church Portraits

Over the last 12 months I have been working on a painting project for City Church Newcastle which meets at the CastleGate, Melbourne Street, Newcastle. In the summer of 2013 I was approached by Ed Morrow (who manages the CastleGate) asking my advice about what kind of artwork would look good in the new atrium … Read more

Painting Holidays in Italy

Painting Holidays in Italy are becoming increasingly popular. Following the success of our painting holiday in Umbria in May 2014 at Villa Capanne we have now booked up a slightly larger 5 * luxury accommodation for 9th-16th May 2015 which sleeps 14 guests, Chiesa del Carmine. I first stumbled upon this building back in 2004 … Read more

The Art Tour

The Network Artists North East annual Art Tour begins this weekend. This ever popular event, now in its 19th year, gives you the opportunity to meet artists from around the North East who are opening up their studios for The Art Tour. This year I’ve decided to display many of my sketchbooks which contain numerous … Read more

Painting Holiday in Umbria

We’ve just returned from a weeks painting holiday in Umbria, Italy where we took 10 guests to stay at the luxury accommodation Villa Capanne. Five of the guests were painting, the others were happy to enjoy the visits to nearby towns such as Cortona, Assisi, Spello and Perugia and of course to sample the local … Read more