Fish Quay drawing by Old Low Light volunteer presented to MP

A pastel drawing of North Shields Fish Quay by Linda Kay, a local artist and volunteer at the Old Low Light Heritage Centre, has been presented to Tynemouth MP, Sir Alan Campbell, to mark his 25th year in Parliament.

The drawing was presented to Sir Alan at an event organised by the Tynemouth Constituency Labour Party.

North Tyneside councillors Brian and Carole Burdis bought the painting from an exhibition, ‘Things Seen’, by Linda which took place at the Old Low Light for four days over the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday.

Linda, a founding trustee of the heritage centre, displayed around 100 paintings and drawings in the exhibition. Twenty-five per cent of all sales went directly to support the heritage centre.

She said: “I was delighted when Brian and Carole selected the Fish Quay drawing and am honoured that it has been presented to Sir Alan to mark his lengthy service as our local MP.”

Linda has a background in graphic design and for more than 25 years ran her own successful company. Her early training, long before computers became the main design tool, provided a grounding in everything from photography to life drawing.

Now retired, she is a keen walker and cyclist, and uses these opportunities for capturing and interpreting images whilst she is out and about, sometimes sketching or taking a photograph to store a valuable visual memory.

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