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 watercolours painted on location. These “en plein air” studies document my travels to all kinds of paintable places including the UK, Italy, the USA and Oman.
Customers will be able to browse through the sketchbooks and can commission a painting based on one of these studies.
Also on display will be a selection of original paintings and limited edition prints.
Paintings include views of Northumberland and Newcastle throughout the seasons. I’ll also have on display some of the watercolours painted in Arches Watercolour Blocks on location from the recent painting holiday in Umbria, Italy.
For those folk interested in the Middle East, there will be paintings and prints of Oman and some copies of my limited edition Sketchbook of Oman.
I’m currently working on a number of portraits in oil paints on aluminium for City Church Newcastle, to hang in the atrium of The CastleGate so some of these paintings will be on display. As part of the Art Tour I will be showing the painting process involved in painting on aluminium, from priming the metal through to tinting the oil paint base.
The Studio and Gallery is near Dobbies Garden Centre on the A696 on the way into Ponteland.
Apart from The Art Tour we are usually open Tuesday-Saturday 9:30-5pm.
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