Friday 22 November 2013


My friend Henri from WorkArt called round this evening to collect these three paintings. They'll be installed in the offices of Brewin Dolphin in Newcastle for the next six months and I'll be paid a fee for their hire. It's a good arrangement that has worked well for me in the past.

View from the Keep (Oil on canvas, 36 x 48 in)

High Level (Oil on canvas, 36 x 36 in)

The Side, with Snow (Oil on canvas, 36 x 36 in)

Tuesday 19 November 2013


Swimmer (Oil on board, 12 x 12 in)

Rooting about in the studio the other day, I came across this painting.

Painted around 20 years ago, it was never shown anywhere before today because the subject didn't like it. 

I think it's safe to show it now.

Saturday 16 November 2013

Gateshead Art Society Annual Exhibition 2013

The preview of the Art Society's Annual Exhibition at the Shipley Gallery went well today. A good turnout, including some old friends I was able to chat to and catch up with. But the financial climate was demonstrated by the lack of red spots; usually there's a decent scattering at this regular event, even if it's the cheaper paintings that go, but not this year. Only two red spots.

Still, apart from two hung in a darkish corner (I've asked if the lights can be adjusted), it was good to see these seven of my submitted eight pictures hanging in a good gallery.

St James's from Windmill Hills

Clouds over Holy Island

Sunset, Holy Island


South Tyne Valley Landscape

In the South Tyne Valley

Venetian Balcony