Christmas Exhibition to Celebrate 35 Years This October marks my 35th Anniversary of being a professional artist. To celebrate this landmark, we will be having our Christmas Exhibition Preview Weekend at our Studio and Gallery in Ponteland on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th of November. Our Christmas Exhibition reflects the journey Susan and I have … Read more
New print Theatre Royal in Winter. In 2008 I released one of my most successful limited edition prints titled “Theatre Royal in the Snow”. The appeal lay partly in the monochromatic colours that were punctuated by the little girl wearing the red coat. She is one of my granddaughters, braving the elements, holding her grandmother’s … Read more
New Christmas Card for 2015
I know that the paintings I have done have raised thousands of pounds through being reproduced as Christmas cards.
I’ve been working on several paintings to be reproduced as Christmas cards for the Cyrenians, a charity based in Newcastle who work with vulnerable, disadvantaged and homeless people.
Magnetic Bookmarks are not wildly available even though they are very practical. How many of us use bookmarks made from bus tickets, business cards or scraps of paper which easily fall out. Magnetic Bookmarks are much more practical as they clip onto the page you are up to without there being any danger of slipping … Read more
Earlier this year I was approached by the charity The Cyrenians based in Newcastle who work with vulnerable, disadvantaged and homeless people. Sian Thomas, their marketing administrator, asked if they could use some of my paintings as Charity Christmas Cards to help raise money for the charity which has been going for over 40 years. Over … Read more
Prints of the Theatre Royal in Newcastle upon Tyne are always popular but I’ve seen very few artists paint it at night which is when most theatre lovers see it. Artificial light is not easy to capture convincingly in paint, particularly in watercolour, however, this scene has worked well. The key is keeping the palate … Read more
Spring Now that Winter is Past, it’s time to look forward to the optimism of Spring. Invitations for my Spring exhibition are being sent out this weekend. There’s already been a great response to my new limited edition print titled “Grey Street, Snow Shower” with several copies already sold. There are only 95 prints in … Read more
Grey Street 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 Grey Street. It has been described by the architectural critic Sir Nikolaus Pevsner as being the finest curved street … Read more