Monday, 22 September 2014

New Show for Autumn

Short notice but I put a display together for Thornley Woodlands Centre and hung it today, basically a last call for my Red Kite 10th Anniversary Celebration Tour : -

Most of the pictures have been shown around various venues in Newcastle, Washington and Gateshead over the last year and have run their course as display items, also a lot of the frames are showing signs of wear and tear, therefore prices have been reduced, in the hope of raising a bit of revenue towards a new stock of frames for the xmas selling show at Newcastle Library at the end of November with my good mate Bob Laine :-)

A good selection of Red Kite prints and originals on display . . .

. . . with one wall dedicated to other wildlife

Twenty Nine pictures in all, but any sold will be removed at time of sale, so get along quick to see the whole show. In fact with opening times of 10am - 2pm weekdays and 11am - 4pm weekends it's a cracking little outing if you have just an hour or two to spare. What could be better than an Autumn ramble through Thornley Woods on a chill day, following the Tommy Craggs sculpture trail, then warming up with a nice cup of tea in the Thornley Centre café, where you can browse my pictures at your leisure. And don't forget, a percentage of sales is donated to the Centre and goes towards safeguarding the local wildlife :-)   

Thornley Woodlands Centre (with exhibition space and café)
and the new Green Man Sculpture by Tommy Craggs

Carved from the remnants of a diseased Beech tree, the green Man
makes the entrance to Thornley Woodlands centre unmissable
and marks the start of the sculpture trail.

And another picture of my display taken from the café area.

What are you waiting for ?


Thursday, 18 September 2014

That'll Do Nicely . . .

Very pleased to say that the North East Art Collective Gallery (in Eldon Gardens Newcastle)
and the ONLY gallery in Newcastle-upon-Tyne to stock my range of Wildlife in Character originals and prints has won a competition to find the top 100 Small Businesses in the UK :
In their own words :

"We entered a National competition sometime ago called  Small Business 100. It is run by American Express and to cut a long story short, WE WON..  This means we are one, of only 100 featured businesses, chosen from throughout the U.K, to be promoted on the run up to Small Business Saturday, which is held on 6th December . . .On December 6th all American Express card holders will be given a 10% discount on purchases in North East Art Collective which should generate lots of extra sales."
Like I said above, they stock a selection of my originals and prints (as well as the work of around 130 other local artists) so with Christmas in mind (sorry to mention the 'C' word already) there is no better place in the City Centre to pick up an original gift to show someone how much you care.
So Saturday December 6th is designated as Small Business Saturday, and I shall be present in the Gallery (along with many other artists) to chat about my work and hopefully sell, take orders and commissions.

Visit the North East Art Collective website at and see the magnificent selection of artists, media and subjects, with prices to suit all pockets.
Should you call in and not see a specific picture of mine on display, enquire at the desk and they will contact me to sort out your request, no problem.