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Exhibition: The Tyne Art Fair at The Old Low Light


From 20th October to 24th December 2017 we will be hosting the Tyne Art Fair.

This exhibition will feature work of some of Tyneside’s most talented artists.

Jim Edwards

Best known for his depictions of iconic buildings and bridges of the North East of England. His Newcastle Cityscapes are some of the most recognisable art to come out of the region in recent years. His work falls into two genres, contemporary cityscapes and abstract paintings inspired by manmade forms and buildings. Both styles follow a theme of architecturally inspired structures and dominating linear form.

Anthony James Hall

Born in Newcastle, Anthony now lives in Northumberland.  His latest work a series commemorating the Ship Building Industry in the North East was inspired by a documentary about the de-construction of the Industry.  During his childhood, he would observe all of the men going to work at the Neptune Yard at the bottom of Walker Road where he lived.

Bob Turnbull

Based in Seaton Delaval, Northumberland, Bob Turnbull works from a small purpose built studio within his home. Northumberland-born, he has been both a semi and professional artist for over 40 years, after studying Fine Art at King’s College (now Newcastle University)

An experimental artist who moves from almost photographic to semi-abstract and prefers to paint local industrial, harbour and shipping scenes .with the occasional sea and landscape.

Josie Nichol

I am a self-taught artist living in the North East, where I am inspired by the beauty and tranquilly of this amazing part of England

I have been painting for over 25 years, and started out by painting Northumbrian Castles in watercolour for my daughter’s school to raise funds on sports day. Little did I know that I would be still painting today and loving every minute.

David Holliday

David Holliday has been working as a professional artist for just over 20 years. He is best known for his twilight cityscapes, rugged landscapes and more illustrative images of wildlife.

Using his preferred medium of watercolour, David has a distinct, bold style.

With the use of intricate line work and fresh, rich colours, he manages to capture a jewel-like quality to his paintings.  

Kevin Day

 More commonly known for figurative narrative works which have gained him success and collectors as far afield as Australia, Italy and USA. He also prefers to work as his influences did such as Sargent, Anders Zorn and paint everything around him whether it be a mountain scene painted on site or a cup on a table. Most of which maybe don’t make it to exhibition, the point being that it becomes an addictive practice in capturing light and feel of a scene and convert onto a rectangular blank space (canvas). Never satisfied or ever complacent he always practices this being driven by capturing the world around.

Joanne Wishart

Character, charm and colour…….and lots of it. North East artist Joanne creates pleasurable works of art inspired by the British coastal environment. 

“I love the seaside and the North East coastline and thrive on capturing the character of our harbour villages, fishing boats, lighthouses, donkeys, beach huts and seabirds within my paintings. My aim is to make people smile and remember those wonderful family days out by the sea”. 

Peter ‘Deetz’ Davidson

A self-taught artist from Northumberland, born in the mining town of Ashington before moving to Ellington aged 11.

I have been known as Deetz all my life and I now sign all my prints with my nickname 

Growing up in these areas dominated by mining and strong community spirit was a massive influence in my early work. 

Recently my style has developed into showing the humor and maybe less obvious beauty in our great region 

I hope you enjoy my take on life in the North East of England

Alan Smith PageApart from an interest in still life, figurative drawings and painting Alan mostly paints subjects that attract his interest – amongst these are timber buildings, chaotic boatyards, street scenes, architecture, street furniture, cars and street signs.

His watercolours have always been ‘fast and loose’ yet his acrylics are somewhat more controlled. “Watercolour will do the work for you if you let it” he claims. “Don’t be a bully! Leave it alone to do its own magic”

Bernie Wisniewski
Bernie was born in Scotland, and currently lives in the North East of England.Having had no formal art training, his paintings come from the soul rather than a text book, and they demonstrate his own individual style .He paints in acrylics and oils, images that are vibrant in colour and exciting in their composition.He quotes his own sources of inspiration are the Scottish Colourists, French Impressionists, Fauves, red wine and blues music (in any order).

Anthony Marshall

Anthony Marshall was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1952 and lives in Northumberland with his family. Although he had painted for many years, it was the early 1990’s when he began to exhibit his work and achieve considerable success.

His work reflects his love of colour and design and the subject matter covers the Artistic Spectrum from Figurative to Landscape.

He is continually developing his understanding of form and colour using the unique medium of Acrylics. This allows him to take the painting to a point where he is satisfied that his initial aims have been achieved. Although many of his influences are diverse, all are strongly grounded on colour.

James Raymond Campbell

Known to friends & family as “Ray” I am a 67yr old Watercolour Artist based in Blyth in the North East of England.In the past I studied Display & Exhibition Design at Newcastle College of Art & now that I’m retired I am really enjoying getting to grips with what can be a difficult but rewarding medium.As a proud Northumbrian my work is based mainly around some of the spectacular views to be found in rural & suburban Northumberland.

Edwin Blackburn
Edwin Blackburn was born in Northumberland, England. His work is in private collections throughout the UK, USA and numerous countries worldwide.

August 2016 saw the tall ships visit his home Port of Blyth. Edwin was honoured to be appointed official artist to the Blyth tall Ship Project. 

Whether it is picturesque or industrial imagery his work displays an understanding of the maritime genre. Rivers, harbours and estuaries, the sea and coastline together with the vessels that inhabit them. Water, capturing its movement, reflected light and the effect of the ever-changing mood of the weather, the crucial elements of marine painting.

Roy Francis Kirton
My current work is exhibited in Newcastle, Northumberland, Edinburgh and intermittently in London. I have had work accepted by the Royal Institute of Watercolour Painters on three occasions in the past ten years. This work was exhibited in the Mall Galleries in London
My main work is in the Watercolour medium and is often described as ‘Architectural’; however I have recently spent time with the Painter – Ann Oram, at various schools in Scotland. This has proved to be an influence on my use of colour and subject matter. I hope that this will influence my painting in a positive way in the years to come. 

John Coatsworth

A popular local artist, born in Newcastle and also a Freeman of Newcastle. He is a self – taught artist and illustrator, whose main interest has always been Fine Art.After years of painting traditional style John was always searching for something different and totally original. After experimenting by mixing Fine Art and Graphics, he stumbled upon this original style Curvation ( sometimes known as ‘Bendy’) whilst working on a small scene of Newcastle. All the other works in this original style were derived from this point in time. John has been working with this new style for over 12 years on mostly town and cityscapes. 

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