My work will soon be represented by :
The Tower House Gallery, Collywell Bay Road, Seaton Sluice, Whitley Bay, NE26 4ZN.
The gallery will open on Saturday 20th August and we will have a private viewing on the Thursday 18th August..
First scene in a series of favourite haunts in my home town of Newcastle Upon Tyne. The Theatre Royal......many, many, many happy memories....
Open the doors to the tiny Percy Chapel behind Tynemouth Priory to reveal a vaulted ceiling painted with stars, a rose window and stained glass. A hidden gem.
Fountains Abbey. A perfect day..... a perfect place for a picnic.Wherever you look up, the elegant stone arches embrace a piece of the surrounding greenery. Watercolour finished with pastel. Now for sale.
A study in watercolour of a corner of Tynemouth Priory. The coat of arms of the town of Tynemouth still includes three crowns commemorating the tradition that the Priory had been the burial place for three kings.
Not long now till I visit my son in Hong Kong with a visit to the Great Wall, terracotta armies and pandas on the way. The orchid is a symbol of perfection and elegance in China today. Such a fascinating culture...
Next in my series of studies of Tynemouth Priory. A front view of Tynemouth Priory with a hint of menace. The nuns of St Hilda, who had come there for safety in 865 were massacred by the Danes. Such a tranquil place to linger now!
Just finished my Xmas card for 2015. ‘Peace’ seems an appropriate message for this Xmas especially. Very much about people this year, not things. I wish all my friends and family a very relaxing Xmas, and a calm New Year inspired by whichever God or J.C. you choose! X
Tomorrow I will have a stand at the regular (once monthly) Art Market at the Visitor's Centre at Pets Corner. Really looking forward to it. Some great art there tomorrow especially from my colleagues in Network Artists North East. I grew up just a stone's throw from Jesmond Dene and it's one of my favourite places. I can feel a set of 'Dene" paintings coming on!