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Latest News & Events

Latest Events

You can find details of the events and markets that I will be attending in 2019 here!

Newcasle Central Station - Love Art North East Art Market

November 01, 2019

I'll be at Newcastle's Central Train Station for the Love Art North East Art Market on the first Friday of the month - running from the February to December 2019. So, the first Market is on Friday 1st February and we'll be there - under the clock - from 9:30am - 18:30pm.

Brancepeth Castle - Christmas Craft Fair

November 22, 2019

I'll be at the fantastic Brancepeth Castle Christmas Craft Fair running from Friday 22nd November to Sunday 24th November 2019. Come along and join me and a host of other fantastic traders to find those special gifts on the run up to Christmas. The fair opens at 10am and closes at 5pm on Friday and Saturday, but opens at the later time of 12 noon on Sunday.

Entry is £3 for adults, £2 oap's, and children free when accompanied by an adult.

Durham Christmas Festival

November 29, 2019

Come and join me and more than 250 other independent traders at the wonderful Durham Christmas Festival running from Friday 29th November to Sunday 1st December, held in and around the World Heritage Site of the Cathedral and Castle and throughout the City Centre.

As well as the market, there'll also be children's entertainment including fire eating and juggling on Palace Green, static birds of prey, Christmas storytelling, facepainting, sandart, the annual Children’s Lantern Parade and much more. 

 

Always a highlight of the Festival, the Lantern Parade will leave the Market Place on at 3.45pm on Saturday 30th November, winding its way up to Palace Green behind the Chester-le-Street Salvation Army Band, and arriving at the Cathedral in time for the St Nicholas Service at 4.10pm.

Tynemouth Market

I attend Tynemouth Market from time to time  - and It's often a good place to catch me if you are interested in chatting to me about commissions and/or my artwork. When I'm due to attend Tynemouth, I'll post details on my Social Media pages and on here to - so do keep a look out and by all means get in touch to arrange to meet me there.

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Latest News

Keep up to speed with all of my latest news including;

New Blogs, new products and stockists and when and where you can find my original and limited edition art work on sale.

It's good to share

August 11, 2019

I'm very greatful to the exceptionally talented artist Ellisa Hague who has added me as a guest artist on her website. Please do take a moment to click on the link below, head over to her website, have a look at Ellisa's work and indeed the other talented guest artists too.

https://ellisahagueoriginal.com/

In 2018 & 2019 I'm running a series of monthly interviews with local North East based Artists & Artisans. This month, get to know the hugely talented Victoria Harbertson of Toile Print Emporium.

I'm super excited to launch a new range of mugs using 8 of my art designs. There's something for everyone I hope; Elephants, Cows, Black Labradors and Pugs...

I'll be adding to this range over time too. So if you've any suggestions for the collection, then please do get in touch.

Do you fancy finding out a little bit more about me?

September 27, 2018

I was interviewed recently by Sarah Ellis of Sarah Ellis Coaching as part of her fabulous Career Inspo Blog Series. 

 

The Inspo series aims to provide something for everyone,  whether you are searching for your passion or looking for guidance and insight from those in your chosen industry. The series includes interviews with Chief Executives, inventors, property moguls and artistic entrepreneurs and this month it was my turn.

If you're interested, you can read the full interview on Sarah's site by clicking here!

Workshop - Drawing Animal Portraits with Matt Smith

February 08, 2019

Delight & Wisdom, a fab art materials shop located at the Market Square in Corbridge who also run a series of Art Workshops with local Artists and Artisans have asked me to run a Pet Portrait workshop on Friday 8th February 2019 11am - 4pm.

The workshop will offer you an opportunity to use a range of the materials that I use to produce my portraits (charcoals, chalks, Pierre Noire's, graphite and carbons) and to have a go at drawing your own pet too. 

The workshop includes lunch and materials are provided for you.

You can find out more and book on to the workshop by calling Delight & Wisdom on 01434 632 818.

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