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Dissington Hall

Dissington Hall

A special thank you to all our customers who have purchased original paintings, prints, Christmas cards and have used our picture framing service over the last 16 years from our Studio & Gallery on Cheviot View in Ponteland. We celebrated last Saturday by offering 25% discount off all framed paintings that were on the walls. […]

Walking on Water

Moving House

We’re moving house at the end of June.  After over 30 very happy years living at 17 Cheviot View in Ponteland, we’re moving house. Over the years we’ve operated our business from several different locations including Eldon Garden Shopping Centre in Newcastle 1996 – 2002.  Some of you will also remember the small Studio & […]

Ponteland Memorial Hall Exhibition

Ponteland Exhibition

Ponteland Memorial Hall is hosting this years Ponteland Art Festival. Around 10 local artists will be exhibiting their work on Sunday 12th May 10am – 4pm. I will be showing a selection of original paintings and limited edition prints along with other well known artists like Mary Ann Rogers and Walter Holmes.

Ken Reed

Ken Reed

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy As spring approaches, I’m feeling apprehensive about the year ahead. My father Ken Reed’s health has been deteriorating through a cruel but rare neurological condition called Progressive supranuclear palsy. We first noticed its effects almost 10 years ago when my father’s speech became slightly slow and more deliberate. He used to love singing […]


25 Years of Online Art

Eldon Gardens As the 20th Century was drawing to a close a friend of mine said we should be selling online art. At the time I knew very little about the internet or the world wide web as we used to call it back then. We were doing very well selling our paintings from a […]

Sycamore Gap Print

Review of 2023

Watercolour Demonstration As the year draws to a close I know that I will be taking my usual time out to review the year. Like most of us, it’s a combination of being grateful, and thinking of those less fortunate. Spending time working in one of the north east’s prisons does give you a greater […]

San Gimignano

Capturing Italy’s Timeless Beauty: Alan Reed Art’s Prints of San Gimignano and Siena

Paintings and Prints of Italy. There’s a certain magic in Italy’s landscapes, architecture, and rich cultural heritage that has mesmerised travellers and artists for centuries. In the realm of capturing this beauty, Alan Reed’s beautiful prints of Italy including two Italian gems. ‘San Gimignano‘ and ‘Siena,’ has emerged as a true reflection of Italy’s allure. […]

Sycamore Gap Print

Sycamore Gap Watercolour: A Farewell Tribute to an Iconic Tree

In the realm of natural landmarks, some trees etch themselves into our collective memory with their beauty and significance. One such tree was the Sycamore Gap, a striking symbol of resilience nestled along Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland. Unfortunately, in September 2023, this iconic tree was cut down, but its memory lives on through a beautiful […]

Newcastle united Football Prints

Toon Army NUFC Print: A True Tribute to the Heartbeat of Newcastle United

In the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, the spirit of football runs deep in the veins of its residents. For the fans of Newcastle United, affectionately known as the “Toon Army,” match days are more than just sporting events; they are a celebration of community, loyalty, and unwavering passion. Alan Reed, a local artist has […]

Newcastle Art

May Exhibition

On Friday 19th May I’ll be having my first solo exhibition outside of our Gallery in Ponteland since before COVID. The venue is Ponteland Memorial Hall. Ponteland Memorial and Ex-Serviceman’s Hall first opened in 1922 as a memorial for the fallen soldiers of WW1. Today the hall operates as a registered charitable Incorporated Organisation and […]