Grey Street, Snow Shower

Spring

Theatre Royal In the spring of 2008 I launched a limited edition print titled “Theatre Royal in the Snow”. The print was an instant success and the edition of 95 sold out. The smaller preparation study that I made prior to the larger studio painting was used as the Christmas card for the Theatre Royal … Read more

Portrait by John Singer Sargent

John Singer Sargent One of my favourite artists of all time is the American John Singer Sargent. He’s one of the finest portrait painters of all time. Sargent trained under Carolus-Duran in Paris. One of the disciplines that Sargent practised to develop his craft was to make careful studies of the old masters whom he … Read more

Christmas Card

Marie Curie My first Christmas Card was back in 1992 for the Charity Marie Curie Since then I have regularly painted a scene of the North East to raise money for a local charity. My new Christmas Card for 2011 “Grey Street in the Snow” is on the cover of my Christmas Exhibition Invitation. It is … Read more

Alan Reed Winner of the Circus Prize 2011

Sadly, Winner of the Bath Prize Early this morning I received an email to say I had won the category for the best painting of the Circus Bath in the Bath Prize 2011. In 2010 I came 1st runner up in the Bath Painting Prize with my watercolour of The Royal Crescent. Spurred on by this success, I … Read more

Grey Street, Snow Flurry

Grey Street Snow Flurry

  Grey Street Snow Flurry Original Watercolour Painting is part of our new collection that I’m preparing for my Christmas Exhibition. The preview weekend starts on Friday 11th, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November. There will be a selection of new original paintings and new limited edition prints on display. Most of of the paintings … Read more

Newcastle Gateshead Art Fair

The Sage The Newcastle Gateshead Art Fair celebrates its 5th year this month at the Sage in Gateshead. I’ve had the privilege being able to exhibit my work each year. 2011 promises to be the biggest and best yet. The VIP Preview evening begins on Thursday 29th September 6:30-9pm. The actual opening to the public … 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

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

Independence Exhibition Details

Independence

Exhibition Hopefully many of you will have received a postal invitation to my forthcoming Independence Exhibition at the CastleGate. The exhibition is to raise money for the charity OWN IT. We’ve called it Independence because it is starting on the 4th July. Also, it’s about helping to create Independence for young people who are going … Read more

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