The Artist

The Artist

  21. My style really began to develop when I was an art student. It improved through my desire to become a better watercolourist. More than ever, I am always seeking to improve my skills and to become the artist I’m meant to be. 22. I find that I’ve learned to know when to stop. … Read more

Commission a Portrait

On the 9th September 2015 a project was finally unveiled which I had been working on for two years. The artwork depicts a selection of portraits of various people. They are all are either past, present or future members of City Church Newcastle which Susan and I have been a part of since 1993. The … Read more

30th Anniversary

Christmas Cards Thank you to all our customers who came along and supported us at our Christmas Party weekend in November. We hope you enjoyed your complimentary goody bag to go with the paintings and Christmas Cards you purchased. Our 30th Anniversary Christmas Exhibition is currently on view at my Studio & Gallery in Ponteland … Read more

Watercolour Tips

I’m currently running a 6 week watercolour painting course at my Studio & Gallery in Ponteland. One of my top Watercolour Tips is to study the work of some of the great watercolourists. There are a some terrific books available which are a “must buy” for anyone wishing to develop their watercolour skills. Rowland Hilder … Read more

Bill Quay

Bill Quay

Several months ago I received an enquiry about taking on a commission to do a watercolour painting of Bill Quay. The painting was to be a “thank you” present from a lady to give to her parents as she was getting married in the summer. River Tyne Bill Quay on the River Tyne holds special … Read more

Hareshaw Linn

Hareshaw Linn

In April I was asked to do a watercolour demonstration for a painting/writing club. They were having a weekend away together in Bellingham. On the Saturday I went out with the group to paint various scenes of the local area. I’d read about Hareshaw Linn in the hotel guide book so I decided to make … Read more

Spring Exhibition

Spring Art Exhibition

  At our Spring Art Exhibition you will see this Original Painting of Ponte Vecchio, Florence. We will have a collection of Stunning watercolour paintings on view of Italy to name but one. We also have a large collection of Limited Edition Prints of Italy and many other places and scenes. Including Landscapes, Seascapes, Architechtural … Read more

Grey Street, Spring

Grey Street

  It’s 22 years since I first painted this amazing view of Newcastle’s Grey Street. Over the years I’ve captured it in all the seasons. Since writing this blog post, I’ve had to amend it and it’s now 30 years! The vantage point is unusual, taken from the second floor of Emerson Chambers in Newcastle. … Read more

Painting of the Roman Baths

Roamn Baths

Bath is a stunningly beautiful city which boasts some of the finest Georgian architecture in the country. In 2010 and 2011 I entered the Bath Prize with a number of original watercolours of Bath. I came runner up in 2010 with my painting of the Royal Crescent and won the Circus Prize in 2011. Also … Read more

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