Afternoon tea and painting

A wonderful day out was had by all at Jesmond Dene House Hotel yesterday. Fifteen artists signed up for an afternoon of watercolour painting followed by afternoon tea in the garden. This event was arranged by the Laing Art gallery to complement the ‘Enchanted Gardens’ exhibition presently on show in the gallery.

Sold artwork

Sold this artwork a few days ago. It was a watercolour I painted many years ago. It had featured in an article in ‘Artists’ magazine. The article was called ‘Grandma’s woods,’ because the watercolours were inspired by my time playing in a wood near my grandmas house when I was a child. The woods were beautiful, but just a little spooky.

New quirky tree paintings in acrylic

I am embarking on a series of acrylic paintings of trees, from imagination, to place as a backdrop to my stand at Patchings. This is the first completed painting. The painting below is about half way completed. I am really enjoying working with acrylic using spray cans and metalic colours in addition to my normal painting kit. I will post progress regarding the painting below soon as well as new artworks created for the show.

Painting for patchings

I am busy finishing off artwork to place in portfolios on my stand at Patchings Art Festival on the 12th to 15th of July. This is the first time I will be attending with an artists stand. In the past I was working as a painting demonstrator, promoting products for Tynedale Fine Art products, mixing mainly with the materials manufacturers and distributers. I am looking forward to meeting new collectors and both professional and amateur artists who will be at the Festival.

Here is one of my latest quirky watercolours completed in the last few days.

To lean more about Patchings Art Festival visit their website:

For anyone interested in art it would make a fun day out. I would love to see you there.


Portfolio show

My Portfolio show at Wylam was enjoyed by all who attended, judging by the positive comments and the number of artworks sold.

I really enjoyed the day, meeting up again with several old friends who had made a special trip to see my work and chatting to new collectors.

I will be doing other portfolio shows in the future. If you were unable to attend this event, you will have other portfolio shows you can come to in the next few months.

At each new show I will be placing additional ‘new’ artwork in my portfolios.