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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 […]

Roseberry Topping

Roseberry Topping

Junction 42 Over the last few years I have been developing creative art projects for  many of the UK prisons. This has been for the North East Charity Junction 42. I’ve been working for the charity part time for the last six years as an outreach worker in the community with ex-offenders. However I’ve also […]

Sycamore Gap - Original

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 […]

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

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. Alan’s Artistry: A Glimpse of […]

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 […]

Calvari Steps, Afternoon Light

Calvari Steps, Pollenca

Calvari Steps Pollenca Earlier this year I received a commission to paint a client’s holiday home on the island of Mallorca. We went out for a week to enable me do some sketchbook watercolours. They were not just of his property but also of the town of Pollenca. You can read about the sketches in […]

Pollenca from the steps

Pollenca

I’ve recently been commissioned to paint a client’s holiday home in Mallorca, a very attractive Mediterranean island. To be able to paint the property with greater insight, we felt it would be best to stay for several days to enable me to do some sketchbook watercolours, not just of the property, but also the small […]

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 […]

Iona

Easter Exhibition

My Easter Exhibition is on Saturday 8th April at our Studio & Gallery in Ponteland. There will be some new local scenes on display including Grey Street and scenes of the Tyne Bridge. We will be open from 9:30am until 5pm. Prison Art Over the last 12 months I’ve been busy teaching prisoners to draw […]