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Thursday 05th December 2019Great Whittington Fell - Progression

'Great Whittington Fell' is the painting Countryfile filmed me painting, and they asked to see this progressive sequence of the work developing. The window is probably an old pantry window and the abandoned building is just north of Corbridge and Stagshaw, near the Errington Cofffee House.
 
 
The image on the left is the finished painting and print. In fact, when I returned to Great Whittington Fell with Countryfile for the filming, in the strong light of day, I saw that the stone had a slightly greener tinge, and I needed to rework it. The painting and prints are now on show in my gallery in Prudhoe.

Posted on December 05th 2019 on 02:27pm
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Saturday 30th November 2019Countryfile - Great Whittington Fell

This is the painting that will feature on Countryfile tomorrow at 17.20pm - Great Whittington Fell.  The Countryfile team filmed me exploring the abandoned building, near Corbridge.
 
 
This is the Countryfile website right now, which outlines the show tomorrow.
 
 
 
 

Posted on November 30th 2019 on 03:04pm
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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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Friday 15th November 2019One to Watch, Living North

Thank you Living North for choosing 'Frosty Morning, Knitsley' as a One to Watch and writing this piece about my work and gallery in the magazine.
 
 
 

Posted on November 15th 2019 on 01:20pm
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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.

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