The Northumbrian town of Alnwick boasts a magnificent castle as well as stunning gardens. I’ve had the privilege of painting both.
In 2003 I was commissioned to paint over a dozen Northumbrian Castles in watercolour for a leading North East company to grace the walls of their boardrooms and Alnwick Castle was one of them.
I had already decided that I would spread the paintings out over the course of a whole year so that I was capturing all of the seasons. After working out when the sun was most likely to be catching the ancient architecture, I felt that the last light of a summer evening was going to best for this particular scene.
It was painted on an expensive hand made watercolour paper, heavily textured, which was ideal for rendering both the stone and the foreground grasses. It also allowed me to make quite large, free brush strokes to indicate the low lying clouds reflected in the slow moving River Aln.
The painting that was commissioned worked well for the client and I was so pleased with the result that I decided to do a slightly different interpratation of the same view which I later reproduced as this limited edition print. The original watercolour can be seen at my Studio & Gallery in Ponteland.
Available in larger sizes as giclee prints. Please contact or telephone +44 (0) 1661 871 800 to order.
A new limited edition print of the Angel of the North against the backdrop of a blood red sunset sky setting over the Team Valley in Gateshead.
The original painting was specially commissioned as an oil painting on canvas. The wings of the angel were coated with 22carat gold leaf.
This print for £195 unframed is reproduced on paper without gold leaf.
A number of canvas prints are also available which are hand embellished with gold leaf. Click on link below for details.
Angel Sunset with Gold Leaf
The photograph of the room setting is the original oil painting which has gold leaf on the wings which gives you an idea of how a hand embellished canvas print with gold leaf will look like.
Other sizes available both on paper and canvas.
Taken from an original oil painting of the Angel of the North.
This original limited edition canvas print is hand embellished with 22 carat Gold Leaf on the Angel's wings.
Each canvas print has areas which have been hand painted with oil paint by the artist.
In 2018 the Gateshead Angel is celebrating it's 20 birthday.
Anstruther is the biggest and busiest of all the fishing villages on the East Neuk of Fife, the capital of Scotland's herring industry.
It is a popular tourist destination and is home to the Scottish Fisheries Museum.
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The sun is about to set, traffic is piling up on Princess Street, Edinburgh. Edinburgh Castle is silhouetted against the fading light. The term Auld Reekie comes from the Scottish "Old Smoky".
The beach at Bamburgh has recently been described as one of "England's greatest treasures."
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My painting of Bamburgh Castle has proved to be an immensely popular scene of this iconic castle.
There can be few castles that boast such a commanding view of beautiful unspoilt beaches.
Over the years I've painted the castle early morning on location at dawn where you are one of only a handful a folk on the beach.
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A watercolour study painted on location one cold spring morning was the inspiration for this studio painting.
A sequence of washes, mainly of Lemon Yellow and Rose Madder have helped to create the atmospheric backdrop of the famous Northumbrian castle at Bamburgh on the Northumberland Coast.
The couple walking their dog bring a sense of scale to the painting.
This print is available in the larger size 495mm x 345mm for £155 unframed. Please telephone +44 (0) 1661 871 800 to order.
A beach scene at Barka in Oman which probably hasn’t changed for thousands of years. Fishermen bring in the catch of the day on their fishing boats which is bought on the beach by locals.
This scene was inspired by sketchbook watercolours painted on location.
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Original painting available
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