Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne – Original Watercolour Painting


A Fine Art Original Watercolour Painting

A limited palette has been used to capture the bleakness of a winter’s day in Newcastle, the shoppers taking refuge under their umbrellas and the beauty of Grey Street, described by the architectural critic Sir Nickolaus Pevsner as “one of the finest streets in England”.

Since having this watercolour published as a Christmas card, I’ve added in my youngest granddaughter wearing a red coat to add a touch of colour and hope to the scene.

Also available as a Christmas Card.


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This stunning watercolour image of Grey Street Newcastle is now also available as a Christmas Card.

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This limited palette has been used to capture the crispness of a winter’s day in Newcastle, the shoppers on Grey Street.

In 2008 I released one of my most successful limited edition prints titled “Theatre Royal in the Snow”. The appeal in this popular painting lay partly in the monochromatic colours. Our customers loved the little girl wearing the red coat.

The little girl in the red coat is of my eldest granddaughter Emily. She is braving the elements, holding her grandmother’s hand. I had captured this scene in watercolour many times earlier. A few months previously I had painted a smaller A4 version as a Christmas card for the Theatre Royal in Newcastle.

I was commissioned to do another Christmas card of Newcastle, I was excited to write about it in my painting about in an earlier blog post. This popular Christmas Card was for a local charity called the Cyrenians who work with vulnerable, disadvantaged and homeless people. They are now called Changing Lives.

I happily re-painted the subject, changed some of the figures and altered the composition slightly.