British Open, Royal St George’s

Ken Reed Kenneth Reed, whose paintings have been commissioned by such golfing greats as Gary Player, Bob Charles, Greg Norman and Tom Weiskopf. The British Open features in his body of work. His clients include the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews and the United States Golf Association. He is widely acclaimed as … Read more

Rosso e Nero (Rialto Fish Market) A painting in Stages

Rialto Fish Market

Venice In February 2004 my wife and I spent several days in Venice with my parents. We booked an old Venetian apartment through a website called Venetian-Rentals. It was lavishly furnished with old books and paintings. The plan for this trip was to get some fresh reference for me to do some new paintings of … Read more

Manchester in the Snow

  Buy Art Fair In 2009 I was exhibiting at Manchester’s Buy Art Fair. I decided to do an original watercolour of one of Manchester’s famous architectural landmarks. I titled it Manchester in the Snow. It was of the Printworks that overlooked the venue of the Art Fair that year, the Urbis building. A number of weeks before … Read more

Central Arcade

Newcastle upon Tyne Newcastle upon Tyne is full of architectural treasures, one of which is the Central Arcade. It’s a stunning Edwardian shopping arcade built in 1906 within the Central Exchange. Built by Richard Grainger in 1836-1838 to the designs of John Wardle and George Walker, it’s a triangular building. I’ve painted the outside of the … Read more

Victoria Street Edinburgh

Paintings of Edinburgh Victoria Street Edinburgh boasts a quaint array of brightly coloured artisan shops and restaurants. It is set on a gentle incline that takes one down to the Grassmarket. Although it doesn’t have the grandiose feel of Princes Street or George Street, it typifies (for me anyway) the spirit and architecture of Edinburgh. … Read more

Thames Sunrise

Impressionism On Saturday evening I enjoyed watching an interesting documentary on BBC 2 about the impressionists. I found it fascinating because it was refreshingly light and informative. It wasn’t just about the artists themselves but about their working methods, techniques and influences which made it engaging. Towards the end of the programme, the presenter, Waldemar … Read more

Summer Exhibition

Summer Exhibition

    River Tyne Sunset My Summer Exhibition is now open at my Studio & Gallery in Ponteland. The subjects include local scenes from the North East including the one above of a River Tyne Sunset. It was inspired from reference I took back in 1985. The view has now changed. However, it does capture a … Read more

Burnham Overy Mill

Burnham Overy Mill

Norfolk Burnham Overy Mill is just a short walk from Burnham Overy Staithe in Norfolk. It’s a delightful area for any landscape artist to paint with the low lying land, estuaries and big skies. We’ve stayed there as a family for the last two years. I’ve seized the opportunity to paint on location, rising early … Read more

How do you Paint a Turner Sunset?

Turner

Tate Britain Last night I received a tweet containing a link to the Tate blog by Alison Smith from one of my followers Jorgelina Vega. Alison is lead curator of “Watercolour” and Curator (Head of British Art to 1900), Tate Britain.The blog contained a fascinating little video by Mike Chaplin. It’s one of a series he’s made … Read more

Independence Preview

Independence

Preview Evening Last night was the preview evening for the charity exhibition “INDEPENDENCE” It was to raise money for the north east charity OWN IT. The evening was a great success with over 100 guests attending the CastleGate. The Castlegate is the home for City Church, Newcastle. I was delighted that so many came to view the … Read more