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 painting. … Read more

Christmas Exhibition

Theatre Royal in Winter

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

Theatre Royal in Winter

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

Magnetic Bookmarks

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

Charity Christmas Cards

Theatre Royal, Winter

Earlier this year I was approached by the charity The Cyrenians based in Newcastle. They 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 This was to help raise money for the charity which has been going for over 40 years. Over … Read more

Theatre Royal at Night

Theatre Royal at Night

Prints of the Theatre Royal in Newcastle are always popular. 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 simple and the colours … Read more

Winter is Past

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

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