Painting Commissions

Painting Commissions

Anniversary The first of October is a landmark date for me. It was this day in 1984 that I went self employed as an artist. I began undertaking all kinds of Painting Commissions. Over the last 36 years I’ve been through all kinds of challenges, particularly during the recession which began in 2008 with the … Read more

Paintings of the Tyne Bridge

Paintings of the Tyne Bridge have always been on demand and I’m always on the lookout for a different angle. This particular view titled Quayside, Morning Mist was inspired from seeing the Tyne Bridge one morning after a business breakfast meeting at the Slug & Lettuce. The morning had started off dull, dim, dark and … Read more

Kidney Transplant

Songs of Praise In the autumn of 2006 Susan and I were filmed by the BBC for Songs of Praise The episode was to be shown on bonfire night. The programme was being broadcast from the CastleGate. It’s the home of City Church Newcastle which Susan and I have strong links with. Songs of Praise wanted to … 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