60th Birthday

Singer Sargent

Grey Street Painting This week saw me reach another landmark birthday, I’m now 60 years old. I have to say that I’m grateful to God that I’ve been blessed with 60 years to date. However, compared to my 60th, my 50th birthday was more of a year of contemplation and challenge. In 2011 when I … Read more

Outreach

Outreach

Junction 42 Here’s an update on what’s been going on in the last 12 months with my work at Junction 42. I’ve been working part time for this North East Charity since March 2018. My main role is an Outreach Worker with ex-offenders who are out of work. However, I’ve also been teaching art in … Read more

Valletta, Malta

Valletta

Malta In November this year I will be 60 years old. We decided to celebrate this landmark birthday early, with our first trip abroad since COVID. Jet2 are doing direct flights to Valletta, Malta from Newcastle Airport. Susan thought that this would be a chance to enjoy some late Mediterranean sun and for me to … Read more

Sunlight in Venice

Sunlight in Venice

Paintings of Venice Venice is a magical city. There are so many amazing views of Venice that have been captured in paint. There are the obvious ones of St Mark’s Square and the Grand Canal, but then you have the quiet canals that are so distinctive. Sunlight in Venice is of a small canal not … Read more

Holy Island

Holy Island

Childhood Holidays at Holy Island In the previous post I wrote about a painting project for a client. He has a holiday home on the Northumbrian coast. I’ve painted 4 new watercolours for his property which have been reproduced as limited edition prints. It’s been fun making several trips to parts of the coast which … Read more

Beadnell Harbour

Beadnell harbour

Northumbrian Coast I’ve been working on a large painting project to refurbish a clients property on the Northumbrian Coast. The theme is entered on some of the castles and the small boats that grace Northumberland’s picturesque harbours. Although I do have quite a collection of prints of Northumberland, I felt it would enrich the range … Read more

Walking on Water

Walking on Water

A dream Last year I had a dream where I was underwater. There were all kinds of fish swimming around. I seemed to be aware that there were two people walking on the surface of the water. When I woke up, I decided to paint the scene for a painting project whilst the image was … Read more

Alnmouth

Original paintings of Alnmouth

Paintings of Northumberland I’ve been asked to supply a number of my limited edition prints of Northumberland for a property at Alnmouth. These are the types of project which I really enjoy, using my work to help create a space of rest and atmosphere. Alnmouth is a small town situated on the Northumbrian coast. After … Read more

Venetian Reflections

Commission an Artist

Painting Holiday It seems like a long time since we’ve been to Italy. We’re still unable to make plans for our next painting holiday because of the uncertainty surrounding COVID 19. Despite our current lockdown, I’m grateful that I do have a rich supply of sketchbook watercolours painted on location to draw inspiration from. Venetian … Read more

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