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Wednesday 11th September 2019September Series Feature, Tyne Valley Express

Thank you to the Tyne Valley Express for this feature about the latest six watercolours showing in my gallery this month. Visitors to the gallery are very welcome.
 
 
 

Posted on September 11th 2019 on 09:59am
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Monday 02nd September 2019Coalcleugh in the Snow

This is my latest painting, the last of six new paintings currently on show in my gallery which I have finished off over the last few weeks.
 
 
Coalcleugh in the Snow
 
 

Posted on September 02nd 2019 on 03:41pm
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Tuesday 20th August 2019Quarry Man's Cottage, Carrara

It was late October when Alison and I spotted this cottage in Tuscany, in the quarry from which Michelangelo bought his marble. It was a bright day, extraordinary in October, according to the locals, and the light was outstanding. This little house has survived several devastating earthquakes.
 
 
 
This is one of six new originals showing from next week in my gallery, and is also available as a print.

Tuesday 20th August 2019Belmount Farm

 For over 35 years, I have watched Belmount Farm slowly deteriorate. Wherever I have been in the world, this farm and the surrounding landscape have stayed in my mind, and I have returned to painting it once more. There was a rainbow in the sky on this day, and a fine drizzle coming down all around it.
 
 
This is just one of six new originals that I am showing in the gallery from next week - a rare opportunity to see such a body of my new work. 'Belmount Farm' is also available as a print.

Tuesday 20th August 2019Turkish Window

‘Turkish Window’ was painted quite recently – though I worked from a photograph I took when I was visiting Dacca with Alison a while ago. A memory of a place can nag at me until I paint it, and this was such a case.
 
 
 
The landscape in Turkey was dotted with small farmhouses for seasonal workers and this abandoned cottage, with its glimpse of a view, compelled me to paint it. This is part of six new paintings that I am showing in the gallery from next week. 'Turkish Window' is also available as a print.

Tuesday 20th August 2019Colt Crag Reservoir

There's a unique chance to see a range of six new paintings in my Prudhoe gallery right now. I’ve never released so many watercolours at once, as each takes months, or even over a year to complete. Health problems I had earlier this year made it impossible for me to finish the paintings until last month.
 
 
 
‘Colt Crag Reservoir’ is one painting that I worked on for some 18 months. Colt Crag is north of Corbridge, near Colwell. This painting is available as a print also and you can see it in the gallery from next week.

Tuesday 20th August 2019Limestone Brae

This atmospheric building also featured in my painting 'Old Barn', which I painted some 10 years ago. The room with that window in it in this building was still intact when I saw it last. This image is one that has stayed with me and in fact I was interested in buying this house at one point.
 
 
 
This painting is available as an original watercolour and a limited edition print and you can see it in my gallery from next week.

Saturday 27th July 2019My First Prudhoe Art Trail

 I very much enjoyed the first Prudhoe Art Trail, and the businesses all along Front Street really got behind it. Dozens of people visited the gallery every day and walked along the trail, enjoying paintings, wood turnings, glass and sculpture displayed in many of the shops and cafes.
 
 
Prudhoe Painters
 
Thank you Claudia Quayle, artist, for the photos of Prudhoe painters in my gallery. Claudia is on the right of the photograph below of the launch event.  The other photos feature artists in other Prudhoe shops and cafes.
 
We hope that this will become an annual event in the town. 
 
 
Prudhoe Art Trail Launch, Cafe no 22
 
 

Friday 12th July 2019Prudhoe's First Art Trail, 13 - 20 July, Tomorrow!

Prudhoe's first Art Trail begins tomorrow, showcasing both artists from in and around Prudhoe and Front Street's many independent businesses.
 
This article in the Journal tells you more and features Claudia Quayle's painting. The gallery is acting as hub to the event and we hope it will be one of many!
 

Posted on July 12th 2019 on 11:27am
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Monday 08th July 2019Planning Prudhoe Art Trail

 
I am very pleased to be taking part in Prudhoe's very first Art Trail, 13 - 20th July.
 
The public can walk all along Front Street and see the artworks in the shops, library and cafes.
 
 
My gallery at 45 Front Street is acting as the hub of the event, providing information, maps, meetings with artists such as Claudia Quayle, and also selling artworks. Claudia's painting is below.
 
All artworks in the Trail are for sale and all artists are based in or around Prudhoe. The gallery will be staffed 10 - 4 every day. The event is being run by the Prudhoe Community Partnership.
 
 
Art lovers need to follow the boot logo to find the Trail and the artworks - the shopkeepers will display posters of the boot and there's the map.
 
 
I look forward to seeing you there!
 
Paul
 

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