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Thursday 13th February 2020Madeira

‘Madeira’ is the result of my first visit to the island with my partner, Alison, in 2018. It’s an extraordinary island. Just 14 x 70 miles in size, it’s packed with zones of different terrains. The light is clean and bright and everything from bananas to bougainvillea grows in the fertile land.‬
 

Posted on February 13th 2020 on 03:55pm
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Thursday 13th February 2020Red Grooves, New Original and Print

This old house sits in Teesdale, between Westgate and Langdon Beck. 'Red Grooves' is surrounded by drift mines and backed by a long, deep scar that could have been formed by a melting glazier. It could either have been a farmhouse (there are crumbling remains of outbuildings too) or a mining manager’s house, as iron ore, coal and lead were all mined in that area. Both original and print are for sale.
 

A little further down the valley lies Flushimere and Flushimere House, which I have also painted.

Posted on February 13th 2020 on 03:44pm
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Thursday 30th January 2020Tyne Valley Express Feature

Thank you to the Tyne Valley Express for this piece about my work and my appearance on BBC's Countryfile.
 
 
 

Posted on January 30th 2020 on 01:03pm
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Friday 22nd November 2019Great Whittington Fell, Countryfile

 Countryfile filmed me painting in two Northumbrian locations - the show will be screened on Sunday 1st December. One location was this old building just north of Corbridge, above Stagshaw, near the Errington Arms - many of you will recognise it.
 
 
Great Whittington Fell
 
Matt and Dan from Countryfile filmed me painting from the inside of the old building, looking out through a window to the north. The second location was Wall Fell Farm and they also filmed me in my Prudhoe gallery.

Posted on November 22nd 2019 on 12:22pm
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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.

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
 

Monday 08th July 2019Sky Blue Summers in Northumberland

Thank you Tyne Valley Express magazine for this interview about my painting 'The Blue Porch,' the Gallery Bed and Breakfast above the gallery - and summers in Northumberland.
 

Friday 10th May 2019The First Prudhoe Art Trail

Prudhoe Community Partnership at the Spetchells is organising the first Prudhoe Art Trail in the town. It’s a great idea and I will be helping with hanging the work. They are looking for talented artists from in and around the town to take part and over 20 businesses are keen to exhibit work so far. 
 
Interested artists are invited to send jpegs of their work and an artist’s statement to spetchells@prudhoe.org .
 
 
These notes below from Prudhoe Community Partnership are helpful.
 
  • Some 20+ central Prudhoe businesses are keen to display artists’ work so far, from cafes and shops to the library and Waterworld. We seek to increase footfall to those businesses and also artistic engagement from those enjoying the work
  • We plan to secure a pop-up shop as showcase and headquarters, and to run related events from there
  • We are looking for a variety of artistic styles, media and genres, of good quality, from artists from Prudhoe and the surrounding area – two-dimensional paintings, drawings and prints and also textiles
  • Artists need to provide at least four pieces of work, framed and ready to display
  • Artists are invited to send jpegs of their work and an artist’s statement to spetchells@prudhoe.org
  • Renowned watercolour artist Paul Stangroom, who has a gallery in Prudhoe, will be overseeing hanging, which will take place on the Thursday and Friday before the trail. Work can be taken down on the Monday afterwards
  • Preferably, artists should be able to attend the shop/premises where their work is displayed occasionally, to talk to the public about their practice and work
  • Prudhoe Community Partnership will be selecting the work and pairing it with the premises
  • We will be promoting the trail and the artists’ work through press releases and social media
  • All artworks displayed are to be for sale
  • We hope that the Art Trail will also become an annual event
  • Artists are responsible for insuring their own work
  • We welcome expressions of interest by 28th May

 

 

Posted on May 10th 2019 on 09:06am
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