Grey Street in Watercolour

Painting Newcastle For many years I have had the privilege of working in Newcastle several days a week. I try to take this opportunity to gather reference for possible future paintings. It’s always a joy to paint Grey Street in Watercolour. So it’s great to make notes of different lighting conditions throughout the year. One … 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

Theatre Royal in Winter

New print Theatre Royal in Winter. In 2008 I released one of my most successful limited edition prints titled “Theatre Royal in the Snow”. The appeal lay partly in the monochromatic colours that were punctuated by the little girl wearing the red coat. She is one of my granddaughters, braving the elements, holding her grandmother’s … Read more

Christmas Exhibition

Our Christmas Exhibition starts on the weekend of the 4th and 5th November 2017. The scene above of Grey Street on a bleak winter’s day in Newcastle is this years Christmas Card and is also available as an original watercolour. The Christmas Exhibition also includes many new original watercolours and oil paintings which I’ve been … Read more

Painting Grey Street

Grey Street in Newcastle has been described by the architectural historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner as the finest curved street in Europe. I never tire of sitting down to capture its fine sweeping curve and Georgian columns in all seasons. You can see a number of limited edition prints of Newcastle’s Grey Street including  Grey Street, Saturday Morning … Read more

Watercolour Course

My next Watercolour Course is being held at my Studio & Gallery in Ponteland starting Friday 30th January-6th March. This new Watercolour Course lasts 6 weeks and I will be covering many different aspects of what has been described as the most difficult medium to master. However, even though watercolour painting is challenging, even an … Read more

Grey Street, Spring

It’s 22 years since I first painted this amazing view of Newcastle’s Grey Street. Over the years I’ve captured it in all the seasons. One of the versions was painted on a Saturday morning and in 2011 was featured on BBC’s “Show me the Monet”. I’ve just completed this new original watercolour of “Grey Street, … Read more

My North East by its Famous Sons and Daughters

“My North East by its Famous Sons and Daughters” is a new coffee-table book packed with in-depth interviews with 65 of the best-known people from the North East. It features celebrities from stage and screen, musical heroes and sporting legends of all ages. It also has a page dedicated to yours truly. I’m genuinely humbled … Read more