City Church Portraits

Over the last 12 months I have been working on a painting project for City Church Newcastle which meets at the CastleGate, Melbourne Street, Newcastle. In the summer of 2013 I was approached by Ed Morrow (who manages the CastleGate) asking my advice about what kind of artwork would look good in the new atrium … Read more

John Singer Sargent Watercolours

One of my Christmas presents from 2013 was this lovely book on John Singer Sargent’s Watercolours. The book was published to celebrate a wonderful exhibition of one of America’s finest artists at the Brooklyn Museum in New York and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston over the last few months. John Singer Sargent Watercolours … Read more

Cox and Kings Morocco Tours

I’ve recently been chosen as one of six artists to enter a painting competition. The competition has been organised by Cox & Kings, the oldest travel company in the world, established in 1758. Each artist has been given six photographs of Morocco from which they are select one to produce a painting from. We then … Read more

Head of an Arab

Head of an Arab is my study of John Singer Sargent’s oil sketch which he would have painted around 1890-91 when he toured Egypt, Greece and Turkey. It was probably painted abroad, however, he may well have painted it from a model when he returned to London. Sargent was commissioned by the Trustees of the … Read more

Grey Street, Snow Flurry

I’m just preparing for my Christmas Exhibition. The preview weekend starts on Friday 11th, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November where there will be a selection of new original paintings on display, most of which have been inspired by recent trips overseas over the last 12 months. It’s been an eventful year for Susan and … Read more

North Shields, Fishing

A few weeks ago I was doing a watercolour demonstration for a class in Rothbury. As part of the lesson, I was showing the students how to begin a painting, in particular the sky. This is often the most difficult part of painting a landscape or seascape and can be quite daunting for the inexperienced. … Read more

Summer Exhibition

Summer Exhibition

    River Tyne Sunset My Summer Exhibition is now open at my Studio & Gallery in Ponteland. The subjects include local scenes from the North East including the one above of a River Tyne Sunset. It was inspired from reference I took back in 1985. The view has now changed. However, it does capture a … Read more

OWN IT

OWN IT

CastleGate In June 2008 I organised a charity exhibition at the Castlegate. It’s the venue of City Church, Newcastle Melbourne Street, Newcastle upon Tyne.  The exhibition was to help raise money for three local charities, OWN IT, Open Door and Aquila Way. The exhibition, titled “Faith, Hope and Charity” was a great success. Earlier this year, … Read more