Christmas Exhibition 2013

My Christmas Exhibition Preview weekend started 29th November. The exhibition continues until 24th December and is a collection of recent original watercolour paintings. Subjects include the Northumbrian coastline depicting famous landmarks like Dunstanburgh Castle. Paintings inspired by a trip to Amsterdam can also be seen, in particular this new limited edition print of Windmills seen … Read more

Painting of Dunstanburgh Castle

I don’t need much of an excuse to paint Dunstanburgh Castle. Northumberland’s Castles are well photographed and painted by amateurs and professionals alike. I’ve often been commissioned to do paintings of castles and I have to say, it’s always a delight. One such project came in 2003 when I was commissioned to do around a … Read more

Iona Painting

I was recently asked to do a watercolour demonstration for the Coquetdale Art Club in Rothbury. The theme for the day was seascapes, so I decided to take the students through two paintings, one of Dunstanburgh Castle, the other of a beach on Iona. In 1999 Susan and I spent three very pleasant days on … Read more

Dunstanburgh Castle, November afternoon

The Dunstanburgh Castle Print Evolves. In November 2009 my birthday fell on our day off, a Monday, so Susan and I decided to celebrate by driving up the Northumbrian coast. Dunstanburgh Castle Print We went to Newton by the Sea to have lunch in The Ship Inn. After feasting on crab sandwiches and some local … Read more

Dunstanburgh Castle

  YouTube I’ve made several painting videos during my career as an artist which you can also see on YouTube. By following this link you can watch me paint Dunstanburgh Castle on location. The image above is the sketchbook watercolour which I painted on the video, together with a larger 14″ x 10″ watercolour. Both paintings can … Read more

Independence Preview

Independence

Preview Evening Last night was the preview evening for the charity exhibition “INDEPENDENCE” It was to raise money for the north east charity OWN IT. The evening was a great success with over 100 guests attending the CastleGate. The Castlegate is the home for City Church, Newcastle. I was delighted that so many came to view the … Read more

Dunstanburgh Castle

Dunstanburgh Castle

Dunstanburgh Castle Last summer I decided to have another video taken of me painting on location. I asked  a friend of mine, Gavin Dowd of  Word Out Productions to film me painting Dunstanburgh Castle.  I was hoping for a summer evening like the one captured in the painting which I reproduced as a limited edition … Read more