Commission a Painting

L'Hotel Marrakech Commission

  Blyth Beach On New Years Eve I received a telephone call from a new client in Canada. They wanted to Commission a Painting of various family members, including themselves on Blyth Beach in Northumberland. Although the client had photographs of the family on the beach, the composition of the figures wasn’t suitable for a … Read more

Original Watercolour of Alnmouth Estuary in Northumberland

Painting of Alnmouth Estuary

Paintings of Northumberland I’ve been asked to supply a number of my limited edition prints of Northumberland for a property at Alnmouth. These are the types of project which I really enjoy, using my work to help create a space of rest and atmosphere. Alnmouth is a small town situated on the Northumbrian coast. After … Read more

Tree of the Year

Hadrians Wall Sycamore Gap on Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland was voted Tree of the Year this week. It was a public vote for the nations best loved tree, organised by The Woodland Trust.  The winning tree will now receive a grant of £1000 for some “Tree LC”. It will now compete against trees from all over … Read more

The Art Tour

The Network Artists North East annual Art Tour begins this weekend. This ever popular event, now in its 19th year, gives you the opportunity to meet artists from around the North East who are opening up their studios for The Art Tour. This year I’ve decided to display many of my sketchbooks which contain numerous … Read more

Painting of Dunstanburgh Castle

I don’t need much of an excuse to paint Dunstanburgh Castle. Northumberland’s Castles are well photographed and painted by amateurs and professionals alike. I’ve often been commissioned to do paintings of castles and I have to say, it’s always a delight. One such project came in 2003 when I was commissioned to do around a … 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 have … Read more

en plein air

en plein air Cheviots

Hedgehope In 2009 I climbed Hedgehope, the second tallest of the Cheviot hills, for the first time. It was a cold, wet, windy dull day but I couldn’t resist tackling a quick sketchbook study of Cheviot. It ranks well up there with one of the bleakest locations for en plein air painting. A year later, … Read more

British Open, Royal St George’s

Ken Reed Kenneth Reed, whose paintings have been commissioned by such golfing greats as Gary Player, Bob Charles, Greg Norman and Tom Weiskopf. The British Open features in his body of work. His clients include the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews and the United States Golf Association. He is widely acclaimed as … Read more

Linhope Spout

Linhope Spout

Ingram Valley You may recall a post earlier this month about a commission I am working on to paint a scene in the Ingram Valley. On Saturday evening I decided to take advantage of the clear blue skies and return to capture the lower evening sunlight. The drive along the A697 was beautiful and once … Read more

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