Winter is Past

Spring Now that Winter is Past, it’s time to look forward to the optimism of Spring. Invitations for my Spring exhibition are being sent out this weekend. There’s already been a great response to my new limited edition print titled “Grey Street, Snow Shower” with several copies already sold. There are only 95 prints in … Read more

Grey Street, Snow Shower

Grey Street My new watercolour titled “Grey Street, Snow Shower” which is to be released next week as a limited edition print with only 95 in the edition. The painting captures the majestic sweeping curve of Grey Street. It has been described by the architectural critic Sir Nikolaus Pevsner as being the finest curved street … Read more

Grey Street, Snow Shower

Spring

Theatre Royal In the spring of 2008 I launched a limited edition print titled “Theatre Royal in the Snow”. The print was an instant success and the edition of 95 sold out. The smaller preparation study that I made prior to the larger studio painting was used as the Christmas card for the Theatre Royal … Read more

Grey Street, Snow Flurry

Grey Street Snow Flurry

  Grey Street Snow Flurry Original Watercolour Painting is part of our new collection that I’m preparing for my Christmas Exhibition. The preview weekend starts on Friday 11th, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November. There will be a selection of new original paintings and new limited edition prints on display. Most of of the paintings … Read more

Central Arcade

Newcastle upon Tyne Newcastle upon Tyne is full of architectural treasures, one of which is the Central Arcade. It’s a stunning Edwardian shopping arcade built in 1906 within the Central Exchange. Built by Richard Grainger in 1836-1838 to the designs of John Wardle and George Walker, it’s a triangular building. I’ve painted the outside of the … Read more

Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Prints of Grey Street Grey Street was described by the architectural critic and writer Sir Nikolaus Pevsner as being the finest curved street in Europe. With its gentle curve of fine Georgian buildings sweeping down to the Quayside, it’s difficult for one to argue against that claim. BBC radio 4 listeners added to its praise … Read more

High Bridge, Newcastle

Prints of Newcastle High Bridge, Newcastle has to be one of my favourite paintings of my home town. Over years it’s proved to be one of my best selling prints of Newcastle. Yet it’s depicting a time of day and year that is not seen very often. Strong, late afternoon winter sunlight is about to … Read more

Emerson Chambers, Newcastle upon Tyne

Art Nouveau Emerson Chambers in Newcastle is one of the finest examples of Art Nouveau architecture in the North East. It was designed by Benjamin Simpson in 1903. From the second floor and above, boasts commanding views of Grey’s Monument and Grey Street. Last year I decided to reproduce my original watercolour as a limited edition … Read more

BBC

Show me the Monet You may recall a blog post earlier in the year where I wrote about being filmed for a BBC Series titled “Show me the Monet“. Well, the 10 episode series begins on Monday 9th May on BBC 2 weekdays 5:15-6:00pm. I have been told that I am appearing in the program … Read more

Show Me The Monet

Show Me The Monet

Show Me The Monet Lucky Day Productions have been filming a new series for BBC 2 called Show Me The Monet. Artists from around the country were invited to submit a piece of art to be judged by a hanging committee of renowned art experts to then be shown to the public at the Royal … Read more

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