Theatre Royal in Winter

New print Theatre Royal in Winter. In 2008 I released one of my most successful limited edition prints titled “Theatre Royal in the Snow”. The appeal lay partly in the monochromatic colours that were punctuated by the little girl wearing the red coat. She is one of my granddaughters, braving the elements, holding her grandmother’s … Read more

20th Birthday for the Angel

The 17th February 2018 marks the 20th Birthday for the Angel. Created by Anthony Gormley, the “Gateshead Angel” or “The Angel of the North” has become an icon for the North East, often featured on television when a reference for the region is needed. Opinions are divided about the Angel but I’m in the camp … Read more

Painting Grey Street

Grey Street in Newcastle has been described by the architectural historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner as the finest curved street in Europe. I never tire of sitting down to capture its fine sweeping curve and Georgian columns in all seasons. You can see a number of limited edition prints of Newcastle’s Grey Street including  Grey Street, Saturday Morning … Read more

Grey Street, Spring

It’s 22 years since I first painted this amazing view of Newcastle’s Grey Street. Over the years I’ve captured it in all the seasons. One of the versions was painted on a Saturday morning and in 2011 was featured on BBC’s “Show me the Monet”. I’ve just completed this new original watercolour of “Grey Street, … Read more

Festival of the North East

The Festival of the North East is a celebration of all that’s great about our unique corner of England throughout the month of June. It’s an eclectic mix of art, exhibitions, dance, theatre, music and much more. My contribution to the festival is an exhibition titled “It’s a Big River”. I’ve been painting various scenes of … Read more

St George’s Day

23rd April is St George’s Day. One of my more unusual paintings of Newcastle is this one of the War Memorial in Old Eldon Square which depicts St George slaying the dragon. The painting is set against the backdrop of a winter sky, indicating the bleakness of war. The inscription of “Peace” is a sign … Read more