Saturday, 22 February 2014

Red Kites Retrospective

2014 is the 10th Anniversary year of the start of the Northern Kites Project (to re-introduce the spectacular red kite into the lower Derwent valley), and also the 5th Anniversary year of the setting up of Friends of Red Kites, (the volunteer project to monitor the re-introduction and keep it in the public eye) set up when the initial project ended in 2009.

During this time I enjoyed a good relationship with the project and did a lot of work both with NKP and Gateshead Council, namely the interpretation panels placed throughout the valley, the frieze along the front of Tesco in Rowlands Gill and lifesize Red Kite models for Thornley Woodlands Centre and the Swalwell Information building. I also exhibited watercolours and digital prints both with the NKP and on my own at numerous venues in the area.

So this year I'm having a bit of a Red Kite Retrospective, re-issuing prints of my watercolours and digital compositions, and will be exhibiting a selection of these (plus some new red kite-themed work) at planned exhibitions at Newcastle Central Library in May, Washington Wildfowl Centre in June and the FoRK/NKP celebration event at the Sage Gateshead in July. (More venues may be announced in due course).
Prints are reasonably priced and for sale on-line, see GALLERY I and SHOP for details.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

North East Art Collective

Great News this week !!

I'm very humbled that some of my work has been accepted by the North East Art Collective in Eldon Gardens Shopping Centre at the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, so there are now a few of my 'Garden Bird Character' originals and prints up for sale there.

It's a gallery I've wanted to get into since I first visited nearly two years ago, as in my opinion it's the best Gallery in Newcastle City centre, with over 100 northeast artists on display including Mary Ann Rogers, Kevin Day and Jim Edwards. Such an eclectic mix of style and subject matter, there's something for everyone and every pocket. Pop along and be inspired!

North East Art Collective
45 Eldon Gardens
Newcastle upon Tyne

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