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

Central Arcade

Newcastle upon Tyne Newcastle upon Tyne is full of architectural treasures, one of which is the Central Arcade. It’s a stunning Edwardian shopping arcade built in 1906 within the Central Exchange. Built by Richard Grainger in 1836-1838 to the designs of John Wardle and George Walker, it’s a triangular building. I’ve painted the outside of the … Read more

Toon Army

St James Park For many, football is a religion. The North East is full of worshippers who attend St James Park, who are known as the Toon Army or the Black and White  Army. I first started to actively support Newcastle United by going to the games back in 1981. I was still an art … Read more

Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Prints of Grey Street Grey Street was described by the architectural critic and writer Sir Nikolaus Pevsner as being the finest curved street in Europe. With its gentle curve of fine Georgian buildings sweeping down to the Quayside, it’s difficult for one to argue against that claim. BBC radio 4 listeners added to its praise … Read more

High Level Bridge, Fog on the Tyne

Newcastle Bridges I have a bus going past me, a train going over me and a boat passing under me. Where am I in Newcastle? The answer is found in the painting above. The High Level Bridge was designed by Robert Stephenson. Stephenson designed the steam locomotive the Rocket with his father George and Henry Booth. … Read more

High Bridge, Newcastle

Prints of Newcastle High Bridge, Newcastle has to be one of my favourite paintings of my home town. Over years it’s proved to be one of my best selling prints of Newcastle. Yet it’s depicting a time of day and year that is not seen very often. Strong, late afternoon winter sunlight is about to … Read more

Tyne Bridge, Early Morning

Prints of Newcastle This scene of the Tyne Bridge Prints, Early Morning, is one of my best selling prints of Newcastle. Sadly, it’s a view that cannot be repeated today. The view was taken from Gateshead’s multi-storey car park which was demolished in 2010. The car park starred in one of Britain’s greatest cult gangster … Read more

Bamburgh Castle, Winter’s Walk

Commission A number of years ago I was commissioned by a major North East company. They wanted me to paint over a dozen large watercolours of Northumbrian Castles for their board rooms. One of the first ones I tackled was Bamburgh Castle which boasts commanding views over the surrounding landscape. Bamburgh Castle itself is steeped … Read more

Durham School v Rugby School

Durham School My latest limited edition print is this scene of Durham School v Rugby School playing in the final of a mini rugby tournament. The inaugural Veterrimi IV Rugby Tournament, hosted by Durham School, took place on Saturday 23 October. Despite the unrelenting rain, rugby fans turned out in their hundreds to be part of … Read more

Emerson Chambers, Newcastle upon Tyne

Art Nouveau Emerson Chambers in Newcastle is one of the finest examples of Art Nouveau architecture in the North East. It was designed by Benjamin Simpson in 1903. From the second floor and above, boasts commanding views of Grey’s Monument and Grey Street. Last year I decided to reproduce my original watercolour as a limited edition … Read more

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