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” 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
My first limited edition print of Newcastle was of Grey Street published almost 20 years ago. It was an immediate hit my customers. I recently discovered that I had a handful of copies left which are currently available from alanreed.com Rather than me describe the scene of Grey Street, I thought I’d use this unprompted … Read more
My Christmas Exhibition Preview weekend 9-11th November was very well attended with plenty of sales. Star of the show was “Grey Street, Snow Shower” which received a good number of print orders. Despite the rising cost of stamps, there were still plenty of folk buying my new Christmas cards too. My new range of Magnetic … Read more
I know that the paintings I have done have raised thousands of pounds through being reproduced as Christmas cards.
I’ve been working on several paintings to be reproduced as Christmas cards for the Cyrenians, a charity based in Newcastle who work with vulnerable, disadvantaged and homeless people.
Newcastle upon Tyne is full of architectural treasures, one of which is the Central Arcade, a stunning Edwardian shopping arcade built in 1906 within the Central Exchange, a triangular building built by Richard Grainger in 1836-1838 to the designs of John Wardle and George Walker. I’ve painted the outside of the building on many occasions … Read more
Earlier this year I was approached by the charity The Cyrenians based in Newcastle who work with vulnerable, disadvantaged and homeless people. Sian Thomas, their marketing administrator, asked if they could use some of my paintings as Charity Christmas Cards to help raise money for the charity which has been going for over 40 years. Over … Read more
Exhibition My new Spring Exhibition preview weekend started last Saturday. The star of the show was this new original watercolour painting titled “Grey Street, Snow Shower” It’s a classic view of Grey Street, described as the finest curved street in Europe. Over the years I’ve painted a number of paintings of Grey Street in winter. … Read more
For those of you who have perhaps stumbled upon my bog and are not on our database, my Spring Exhibition starts on the 10th March at my Studio & Gallery at 17 Cheviot View in Ponteland. If you would like to start receiving postal invitations then please contact me on email@example.com or telephone 01661 820 626 … Read more