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Ponteland Memorial Hall Exhibition

Ponteland Exhibition

Ponteland Memorial Hall is hosting this years Ponteland Art Festival. Around 10 local artists will be exhibiting their work on Sunday 12th May 10am – 4pm. I will be showing a selection of original paintings and limited edition prints along with other well known artists like Mary Ann Rogers and Walter Holmes.



  Original Watercolour Paintings My Christmas Exhibition opened up on Saturday 11th December. The exhibition features new original paintings and limited edition prints that I’ve painted in-between painting commissions. Despite COVID restrictions, I’ve never been so busy, juggling my painting business with the Outreach work I do for North East Charity Junction 42.  Online sales […]

Prison Week

Prison Week

St Nicholas Cathedral Exhibition Prison Week As part of Prison Week, there is an exhibition of prisoners work on display at St Nicholas Cathedral in Newcastle. Since August I’ve been teaching some of the prisoners from a north east prison how to draw portraits. Most of them have had little or no experience of any […]


A few weeks ago I was asked to write an article for the website of a new initiative here in the North East called Drawing. Drawing? is a 6 month long, region wide programme of exhibitions and events. It aims to explore drawing in art and culture and also in other areas such as science, […]

Last Light Artist of the Year

Artist of the Year 2014 Exhibition

On Tuesday evening I attended the Preview evening for Artists & Illustrators Magazine‘s “artist of the year 2014” exhibition. I was delighted to be chosen as one of 50 shortlisted artists out of over 3000 entries with my entry “Last Light, Ruwi”, particularly as it came in my 30th anniversary year. You can read more […]

Jesmond Dene Painting

The Jesmond Dene Painting was inspired by an afternoons sledging with my grandchildren one winter in Jesmond Dene.

Bomber Command Memorial

Bomber Command Memorial

I went to see a couple of fine Edward Seago exhibitions in London recently. More on that later. Whilst on my travels around the city I decided to have a look at the Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park. Bomber Command It commemorates the aircrews of RAF Bomber Command who embarked on missions during the Second World War. The […]

Sargent, Charcoal Studies

Sargent – A Daily sketch

Every so often I like to set some kind of painting/drawing discipline to keep on top of my game. John Singer Sargent is one of the artists whose work I love to study. Good habits are hard to form and easy to break. Sadly the converse of that statement is also true! I tend to […]

Rodin's The Kiss

Rodin’s The Kiss

  Rodin’s stunning marble sculpture The Kiss is currently on view at the National Gallery, Edinburgh. It’s on a year long loan from Tate Britain. Last week I decided to pay homage to one of Rodin’s most famous works. I find that one of the best ways to really appreciate art is to draw it so […]

Paintings of Grandchildren

Paintings of Grandchildren

  Paintings of Grandchildren feature in my Spring Exhibition. It starts Saturday 13th April at my Studio & Gallery in Ponteland. It finishes Sunday 28th April. The exhibition will feature a number of new figurative paintings. This includes these two new original watercolours of two of my grandchildren. Ewan can be seen “Looking for Crabs” […]