Watercolours of Venice

Gondola Paintings Venice

Exhibitions During this period of social isolation, I am supporting the Artist Support Pledge. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many artists have found themselves without work, teaching, technical support and gallery work. Exhibitions and sales have disappeared.  In an attempt to help alleviate some of this stress Martin Burrows has instigated the ARTIST SUPPORT PLEDGE … Read more

Paintings North Shields

River Tyne Paintings

Artist support pledge 1. North Shields, Fishing 2. North Shields, Fading Light They are 12” x 9” (unframed) and they are both painted in watercolour. They are £200, If interested please send me a direct message.  Once I sell 5 of my paintings, I pledge to buy another artists work. River Tyne Paintings North Shields … Read more

Watercolours of Kent

Watercolours of Kent

Rowland Hilder Some of you may have attended my watercolour classes at my Studio & Gallery in Ponteland. You may remember in one of my demonstrations I showed you how to paint skies and trees. As an example I did some paintings in the style of Rowland Hilder who is one of my early watercolour … Read more

Artist Support Pledge

Artist Support Pledge

  I am supporting the Artist Support Pledge. ARTIST SUPPORT PLEDGE Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many artists have found themselves without work, teaching, technical support and gallery work. Exhibitions and sales have disappeared. In an attempt to help alleviate some of this stress Martin Burrows has instigated the ARTIST SUPPORT PLEDGE #artistsupportpledge The concept … Read more

Self Isolation

Saddler Street, Durham Self Isolation

Self Isolation As I write this blog post, Susan and I have just completed three weeks of Self Isolation because of the dangers of COVID 19. It’s a strange time for us both, being in the house for most of the day and not being able to see family and friends the way we’ve been … Read more

COVID 19

Terracotta Pots

  Covid 19 It’s with great sadness that we’ve had to cancel our Painting Holiday in Umbria this year due to COVID 19. Of course, the sadness is completely eclipsed by the news of thousands of deaths, not just in Italy but around the world. So many of us are at risk and have been … Read more

Handmade Cards

Handmade Cards

Handmade Cards It was recently our 27th wedding anniversary. For most of our wedding anniversaries, birthdays and for Christmas, I will paint an original watercolour as a Handmade Card for my wife Susan. She now has quite a collection of Handmade Cards that capture different occasions and places that hold special memories for us both. … Read more

Dog Portraits

Dog Portraits

Dog Portraits I was recently commissioned to paint a portrait of a clients pet dog. It was a surprise 50th birthday present. They supplied me with several photographs for me to work from. All I had to do was make the most suitable selection. Needless to say, the recipient was delighted with the painting of … Read more

The Gold House Venice

Paintings of Venice

Paintings of Italy Venice is one of my favourite Italian cities because it’s full of interesting scenes, buildings and people to paint. The Gold House Venice has been developed form my studies of Venice and artists who have painted Venice. Every time I visit Venice, I come away with a sketchbook containing pages of inspiration … Read more