Christmas Exhibition

Theatre Royal in Winter

Christmas Exhibition to Celebrate 35 Years This October marks my 35th Anniversary of being a professional artist. To celebrate this landmark, we will be having our Christmas Exhibition Preview Weekend at our Studio and Gallery in Ponteland on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th of November. Our Christmas Exhibition reflects the journey Susan and I have … Read more

Our Christmas Exhibition

Our Christmas Exhibition starts on the weekend of the 24th & 25th November 9:30 – 5pm. I’ve now been a full time artist for 34 years! It’s been quite a journey, one which I’ve shared with many who have become an important part of my story as an artist. 2018 has been a landmark year … Read more

Life Drawing

Michelangelo One cannot underestimate the importance to the artist of regular drawing. Part of my Studies at the Charles Cecil Studio included life Drawing. You can read about it on our Reedart Holiday Blog. Don’t just take my word for it. Here are a few quotes from some of the experts: “Work hard and don’t on … Read more

Room with a View

Room with a View

For most of my career as an artist I’ve had quite small cramped studios to paint in. In 2006 we decided to look into the possibility of building a Studio in the loft space of our home in Ponteland. The plans were passed in 2007 and building commenced later that year. In July 2008 we … Read more

Drawing Camels

I thought I’d begin my first blog post of 2013 featuring Drawing Camels by wishing you all God’s blessings for 2013 and by sharing one of my favourite quotes from the American artist John Singer Sargent: “You can’t do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh”. It’s a statement which every artist will … Read more

Tyne Bridges, Summer Sunset

Tyne Bridges, Summer Sunset

  Newcastle Prints Tyne Bridge Prints for Sale have always been very popular for Geordie Gifts. Newcastle Prints including limited editions  depicting views of Newcastle’s Quayside showing one or more of its famous bridges. BUY signed and numbered limited edition The Tyne Bridge Prints for Sale.  Buy signed limited edition pictures and prints of The Tyne Bridge from www.alanreed.com A … Read more

Shell Catchers by Sherree Valentine-Daines

Shell Catchers

Figurative Artist One of the current featured paintings in my Spring exhibition is Shell Catchers. It is a limited edition, hand embellished canvas. The artist is Sherree Valentine-Daines. The print is no longer available from the publishers. It is doubtful that there will be many copies left in retailers. Sherree Valentine-Daines is a hugely popular figurative … Read more

River Tyne Sunset

In one of my recent blog posts I talked about a commission I received when I first went full time as an artist. This was back in 1984 at the age of 22. It was to do two watercolours of the River Tyne near North Shields for a leading North East businessman. He wanted me … Read more

Val d’Orcia, Toscana

Val d'Orcia

Umbria In the autumn of 2006 my wife and I travelled to Italy for me to do a special commission of a clients property in Umbria. After doing the preparation sketches, we then went on to Tuscany to a little town called San Quirico d’Orcia. It’s close to the towns of Pienza and Siena. As … Read more

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