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Great North Exhibition 2018

Greys Monument The Great North Exhibition 2018 started at Newcastle’s spectacular quayside on the evening of Friday 22nd June. It heralded the start of 80 days of brilliant events, activities, performances and exhibitions celebrating art, design and innovation. I was unable to attend the launch however when I turned up to the Junction 42 offices […]

Peace, Old Eldon Square

St George’s Day

  23rd April is St George’s Day. One of my more unusual paintings of Newcastle is this one of the War Memorial in Old Eldon Square. It depicts St George slaying the dragon. The painting is set against the backdrop of a winter sky, indicating the bleakness of war. The inscription of “Peace” is a […]

Emerson Chambers

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, it boasts commanding views of Grey’s Monument and Grey Street. Last year I decided to reproduce my original watercolour as a limited […]