Artist Support Pledge

I’m using this fantastic support network scheme to sell work and buy work by other artists via Instagram.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many artists around the world have found themselves without work, teaching, technical support and gallery work. Exhibitions, open studio events and sales have disappeared. In an attempt to help alleviate some of this stress @matthewburrowsstudio has instigated the #artistsupportpledge
The concept is a simple one. You post images of your work to sell for no more than £200 each (not including shipping.) Anyone can then buy the work. Every time you reach £1000 of sales you pledge to buy another artist’s work for £200.

So make a pledge and post your work with the #artistsupportpledge and follow the #. keep updated on news and further opportunities @artistsupportpledge. Repost and tell your friends, colleagues and collectors. Stay well and live generously.

Click here for artworks for sale!

Take care

Keep safe

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Ouseburn Open Studios 23 and 24 November 2019

I’m at 36 Lime Street – and will be in my (open!) studio on both days from 10am – 5pm. See new work and discover what I’ve been making this year!

many dahlias – acrylic on canvas 2018

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Drawing Courses 2020 at Newcastle Arts Centre

I’ll be running two different day-long drawing courses on Saturday 22nd February and Saturday 8th April 2020. Details online – book through Newcastle Arts Centre.

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Masham Gallery’s “Illustrated Garden” exhibition looking lovely!

Bees, flowers, birds and plants galore, by artist printmakers including Janis Goodman, Matt Underwood, Vanessa Lubach, Caroline Barker, Pam Grimmond, Louise Bird and me. On until 1 July

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The Late Shows – Friday 17 May 7-11 pm at 36 Lime Street

I’m in my studio tonight for The Late Shows with new work, work in progress and my SHOP! 36 Lime Street, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ

Work in progress…
tulips in the garden, watercolour and ink
bluebells, forget-me-nots and wallflowers, acrylic on gesso panel
Camassia, bluebells and wallflowers, acrylic on gesso panel

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Spring Open Studios, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne 2019

chrysanthemums, acrylic on board 2018.

Five studios in the Ouseburn are opening for Spring Open Studios, 23 and 24 March. Find me at 36 Lime Street, NE1 2PQ. We’ll be open from 10-5.

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Open Studios at 36 Lime Street November 24 and 25 2018

New paintings on show for Ouseburn Open Studios November 24 and 25 2018 at 36 Lime Street

The studios are open from 10am till 5pm, and I’m on Level 2.

many dahlias with nasturtiums 95 x 75cm

detail of ‘many dahlias with nasturtiums’, acrylic on canvas

The challenge – stop nature in its tracks.  Trying to represent the living plant when it’s not alive any more.  Dahlias rescued from the imminent frost, cut from Halls of Heddon dahlia nursery in Northumberland.  Nasturtiums rescued from my garden.  Flowers changing and growing and moving and fading by the hour demand focus in the short daylight hours of October and November.

single dahlia, acrylic on canvas

dahlia and chrysanthemum, acrylic on board

white dahlia and chrysanthemum, acrylic on board

single red dahlia, acrylic on canvas

Three dahlias, acrylic on board

white chrysanthemum, acrylic on canvas 25.5 x 25.5cm

parrot tulips, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60cm

parrot tulips with anemones and catkins, acrylic on canvas 60 x 30cm

ripe tulips with butterfly ranunculus and blossom, acrylic on canvas 40 x 50cm

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Summer Open Studios 30 June and 1 July at 36 Lime Street, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne

I’ll be opening up my studio door from 10-5 on Saturday 30 June and Sunday 1 July for this big Ouseburn Summer Open Studios event.  Find me on Level 2.  Lots to see, including our “Process 36” exhibition in our gallery space which launches our summer programme and provides an insight into the methods and processes involved in the creation of high quality work designed and constructed in our building.

bowls layou

original drawings fired on porcelain bowls


big blooms ink DL

big blooms, ink and watercolour painting £330 framed

delphinium on paper

delphinium, acrylic painting on paper 


strong red chrysanthemum, ink and watercolour on paper £265 framed


greetings cards galore!

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Open Studios 2016 at 36 Lime Street, Ouseburn

Preview evening is Friday 25th November, from 5-8pm

Then Saturday and Sunday 26 and 27 November from 10-5

36 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ

hope to see you then, more info here

I’ll have new paintings and prints, jewellery, hand drawn ceramics, hand made cards and more.

Check my Instagram  and Twitter feeds for updates!

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Open Studios Spring Salon!

March 19 and 20  2016


36 Lime Street, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ

36 Lime Street studios are opening up this weekend, for our Ouseburn Open Studios Spring Salon event, on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 March, from 10-5.  It’s free entry and most of the studios are open, including mine on Level 2.  There’s a fundraising raffle with a £100 voucher prize, and beautiful letterpress prints as tickets.
Hope you can make it down, I will be there from 1pm on Saturday (my studio will be open from 10) and all day on Sunday with new prints and drawings to see, some hand stitched books, one-off cards and a little sale of some mounted screenprints.
Find out about courses coming up and my participatory work in creative learning in the community and galleries – Lanterns, satellites, cardboard cities, batik, pop-up books and more.
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