Durham Cathedral and Riverbanks - on sale now at Seasons framers in Durham City. Six more prints to be found on the walls inside - mainly local views of the area - eg Penshaw Monument, Angel of the North, Palatine Centre, Durham Cathedral etc.
I am so sad to hear today that Crook Hall & Gardens will be closed to the public in future as they have ceased trading. This is an absolute gem of a site - beautiful house & gardens & has provided a wonderful gallery. To say they will be missed is an understatement. My solo exhibition for July/August will now be cancelled. All good thoughts go to Maggie and Keith Bell & to Anna Kidd who has helped me with my own exhibitions & Durham Art Club. We will miss you all, and wish you all the best in the future.
Selection of my cards are now available through the new Spring Mistletoe House catalogue to be found at mistletoehouse.co.uk
Well, the Brushos are finally launched into the world! See six for sale at Nicky Jones, Furniture and Interiors, Corbridge. Thanks, Nicky, for your time and encouragement - love your shop, quirky and classy at the same time!
A very interesting and successful weekend at Brancepeth Castle. Our thanks, of course, to Luke and his wife, for all their efforts in staging it. Hundreds of people through the door, and a lovely atmosphere throughout - just a pity the weather didn't decide to be as cheerful! This picture is of Karen Kirby, who bought 'Lumiere, Orange' standing outside the castle. Please see the Photos . .
This is a huge and quite prestigious event where I will be sharing the walls with some very well known local artists - I will be submitting ten original framed paintings, and will have browsers of prints and other mounted originals Very worthwhile afternoon out - the castle is a lovely setting and provides a huge gallery space for all kinds of art. Worth a trip!
Exhibiting soon with two friends, Paoi Wilmer and Deryck Simpson, at Ustinov College, Durham. Come and see us - informal gathering with drinks and snacks - no onus or pressure to buy! Why not come and look .. you never know!
TALENTED amateur artists are excited that their work is going on display in a historic North-East setting. The Deerness Art Group, based at Framwellgate Moor, in Durham, will be showcasing their artistic talents at Ushaw until June 22. full article . .
St. Mary's was the most extensive I've been engaged in and was a fabulous backdrop for my work. Family and friends were invited, wine and cheese was generously laid on with the evening made complete by the choir.more photos . .
This painting was done specially for the exhibition at St. Mary's Church in Norton, at the request of Reverend Martin Anderson, who is engaged in a complex programme of work around the topic, and will be using the painting in various ways as a stimulus to discussions and meditations throughout the region.
A solo Exhib of paintings at St. Mary's Church, Norton over the weekend of 3rd to 6th May 2019 (Bank Holiday) All welcome.
Ushaw is again inviting artists from Durham to participate in its Christmas selling exhibition. Artists working in all mediums can submit up to three works, with at least two guaranteed to be exhibited. The exhibition will start on November 24th.
Great to meet friends & family on the opening Saturday & talk over lunch at the cafe. This exhibition has been held with three other friends, Phyll Bryning, semi-abstract paintings mainly portraying Gunnerside in North Yorkshire, Deryck Simpson, largely in acrylics, from animals, flowers, landscapes & Mike Swinney, landscapes & flowers, lately featuring bold pastel work. more here . .
July is a great time to hold an Exhibition, and the Cafe on the Green, opposite Durham Cathedral is a lovely space to offset the paintings. Unfortunately, the weather this year was so fantastic that most people sat outside all the time - so this was the only downside to the event! Next year - note to self - pray for rain! more here . .
Meet at Nettlesworth Community Centre , Front Street, Nettlesworth, Chester-le- Street, Co. Durham, DH2 3PN, anyone who is interested in looking us up or joining should use our website, deernessartgroup.co.uk, which gives all our details.
Durham. Thursday 1st March to Monday 30th April. The work done by members of the Group is of a very high standard, and should make quite a splash in the exhibition. Always worth visit to this beautiful mediaeval house and gardens on the banks of the Wear.
Friday 8th to Thursday 28th June. Exciting event for the group,to be held in the restored Richmond Station. The station boasts several good quality small shops within it - eg booksellers, home made ice cream, good quality bakery etc, and a lovely cafe. The Exhibition area is on the open Mezzanine Gallery.
Solo exhibition from Monday 2nd July to Tues 31st July. Again - lovely location on Palace Green, great cafe with lovely food (and lovely art??) Come and have a look at what's new in the paintings this year. There will be Original paintings of different sizes and prices, and prints of different sizes too.
Calendars for sale £6. Buy here . .>
My forthcoming exhibition this summer is in the main exhibiting space at Crook Hall, on the banks of the river in Durham. The exhibition will run throughout August and September, timed to coincide with the gardens being at the height of their display. This is a perfect venue for my paintings, which of course centre largely around plants and flowers. The Hall itself is well worth a visit - beautifully designed and added to over the centuries. more here . .
June 1st to 30th. Another two of my paintings will be on display and for sale at the cafe on Palace Green, next to the Cathedral. This is part of Deerness Valley Art Group's display.
Very exciting news, this will be my first solo exhibition and the display space is the whole church! Opening on Friday 16th June - 25th June, as part of the church's community outreach drive, entitled 'local talent'. We also have plans in hand for other activities to dovetail with the exhibition- eg 'messy church'. more here . .
Launch at The Witham. The exhibition is called Romance and Roses and runs until the end of Feb.
Look out for the exhibition of Romance and Roses at the Witham Gallery, Barnard Castle Thurs 2nd Feb to Sat 25th Feb. I will be exhibiting several original paintings here. The exhibition is based on the subject of 'love' in its widest interpretation, with Valentine's Day at its heart. There will be other interactive activities for families happening in the Gallery over that period, which should provide for an interesting visit! Come along and have a look - free entry!
Launched our new range of greetings cards at Tynemouth on 9th Oct and they seemed to go down very well. Cards available from the artist.
Entered Rainton Village Show Art Competition Sat 17 Sept Received 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in the watercolour section. This is a great annual event which helps bring the village together - showing everything from art and photography to vegetables and flowers, cake-making etc.
Tynemouth Station, Sunday 21 Aug. Lovely sunny day at the station. Met and chatted with lots of interesting people - especially the artist Bob Turnbull who was very helpful to me, suggesting possible places to exhibit etc - and whose wife bought a print!
Sunday July 17. Great day finding out how life at the station works! First time I've sold here. Much hustle and bustle setting up the stalls at around half past eight in th morning to be ready for customers from nine. Lots of friendly stall-holders around, and customers willing to chat about the pictures on sale, their upcoming decoration projects and which pictures might tone in with them�etc. etc. All very interesting! Thoroughly enjoyed the day.
Fri 1st July. Four pictures in the exhibition . Lumiere 1, Delphiniums, Sunshine Garden and Autumn Squall. Quite exciting watching the exhibition hung, as there were paintings from many of the Deerness Valley Art Group.
Three paintings on display here. This is me outside the window, which featured 'Lumiere 2'.