Hello and Welcome!
Hi, and welcome to my art website, a place where I showcase some of my artwork.
Painting and drawing has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember as a hobby, although I followed a career in many other areas, including a managerial role in Public Relations for a large global company. I only returned to painting in earnest after taking early retirement in 2006 following a personal loss, and discovering that I could find a certain degree of solace in my painting.
Art therapy has long been recognised as a way of switching off mentally from the worries and stresses of certain aspects of life, taking the mind into a place of peace and serenity. The beauty of it is, anyone can do it!
Please feel free to send me your comments/questions, and I will respond as soon as possible. Please use the Contact Me page of this website, or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
COQUETDALE ARTS CENTRE
I'm once more a member of this wonderful, volunteer-run charity Arts Centre and Gallery in Rothbury, Northumberland, with several of my original framed paintings, mounted prints and greetings cards on display there.
The Gallery is usually open to visitors and customers from mid-March until mid-December in a normal year, however because of Covid-19 restrictions this has been disrupted, and it will now be open from Monday 13th July 2020 until further notice, apart from during lockdown number two 5th November until 2nd December 2020. They now hope to be open throughout winter this year and into next year.
A little bit of prospective news is that it may be possible to start ordering from the Gallery online from their website, but the possibility of this is in the very early stages of discussion and may not happen, as there are lots of things to consider with this, not least of which is staffing from a limited number of volunteers.
Updates and as when possible.