Tyne Bridge from the Keep

I’m now at the stage in my career where some of the early paintings of Newcastle I’ve had reproduced as prints are now historical. They have captured views that have seen dramatic changes over the years. This view of the Tyne Bridge from the Keep is a prime example. I painted the original watercolour ¬†around … Read more

Grey Street, Snow Shower

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 what has been described by the architectural critic Sir Nikolaus Pevsner as being the finest curved street in Europe. Despite being … Read more

Grey Street, Snow Shower

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 that year. … Read more

Melville Street, Edinburgh

Edinburgh This limited edition print of Melville street, Edinburgh is dominated by the distinctive outline of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral. Its central spire of 270 feet punctuates the skyline of this street scene of Edinburgh’s New Town. Watercolour Painting The figures, each one preoccupied with their own tasks, are an integral part of this watercolour. … Read more

Bamburgh Castle, Winter’s Walk

Commission A number of years ago I was commissioned by a major North East company. They wanted me to paint over a dozen large watercolours of Northumbrian Castles for their board rooms. One of the first ones I tackled was Bamburgh Castle which boasts commanding views over the surrounding landscape. Bamburgh Castle itself is steeped … Read more

Frank Henry Mason

Maritime Paintings One of my clients is a great fan and collector of paintings by Frank Henry Mason (1876-1965). Over the last few years he’s asked me to put new mounts on the pieces he’s purchased. I have to say they totally transform the look of Mr Mason’s paintings. His breathtaking watercolours of maritime scenes, … Read more

Kenneth Reed

Thomas Reed The two artists which influenced me the most as a child were my grandfather Thomas Reed and my dad Kenneth Reed. My grandfather died when I was only four years old but I still vividly remember the paintings which hung my grandparents home, and indeed the painting he did before he died which … Read more