Spanish City Exhibition

October 21, 2021 3 min read


Artists Contributing: 

Chris Anderson - Velomentary

Velomentary is the artwork of Chris Anderson from Whitley Bay. Chris combines his love of cycling with a passion for the places we fell in love, the places we go to unwind, the iconic landmarks and forgotten hidden gems in and around the north east. Chris’ artwork is influenced by the advertising and graphic design era spanning from the 1930s up to the dawn of digital graphics. He now uses modern digital print techniques to capture the feelings of yesterday’s graphic art.

Lizzie Carins - Blinkin' Imp

Blinkin’ Imp aka Lizzie Carins is an illustrator, screen printer and designer maker based in Northumberland. Her quirky, stylised designs are inspired by the North East including maps of Northern Towns and cities, illustrations of local wildlife and other regional themes. 

Painting pf Spanish City, Whitley Bay

Lizzie's artwork is available framed as part of our Spanish City exhibition for £68 and as a limited edition unframed linocut print for £35.  

All sales from Lizzie’s artwork will be donated to The Bay Food Bank

Kate Miller - By Kate Miller

Kate, working from her home studio in Newcastle upon Tyne creates stunning prints and collages inspired by the plants and places she find's nearby in the beautiful countryside of Northumberland. 

Lisa Kirkbride - Lisa Kirkbride Designs

Lisa Kirkbride is an illustrator, surface pattern designer and graphic designer based in sunny Whitley Bay. Her illustrations are bold, vibrant and fun and influenced by her graphic design background and her love of Scandinavian designs and 1950s vintage patterns.

Painting of Spanish City, Whitley Bay

Emma Holiday

Emma's paintings are vibrant and expressive, capturing the vitality of a moment in time. She paints outside and can be found kneeling on the ground with her board and paint box and often cycles or walks to find the right spot. Working outside and directly from life, helps her to capture the look and feel of the landscape on that particular day. Emma loves embracing the challenge of painting in all weathers and in different or unusual places, never painting from photograph's. 

Jessica Kinnersley

Jessica Kinnersley is a local textile artist whose work explores memory, narrative and landscape (a result of walking her dog in all weathers and seasons!).  She is inspired by found “treasures”, sourced from charity shops and Tynemouth market, which often inform the scale or theme of a piece.  Lovingly repurposed; Jessica works predominantly with vintage linens and papers, layering textures, stitched musings and printed images, to create nostalgic, slow-stitched textile art.

Corrine Lewis-Ward - Powder Butterfly 

Corrine was born in London but moved to the North East 21 years ago. After studying photography at Northumbria University and then at Sunderland University, she knew that she wanted to use her creative skills in a distinct way. Mixing new technology with traditional artisan techniques. 

Jonathan Gray

For Jonathan he is driven to produce art by his passion for creating lines when putting pen to paper. He love to draw the outlines with fine liner pens first before adding smaller details into the work such as windows and lamp posts. Jonathan says that this way of working is quick and means that you can create a rapid energy and movement within the work, which he strive's to achieve in all of his  paintings. His  favourite artist is Norman Cornish and he proved a big influence on Jonathan's work. 

Laura Edgar

Laura work's in the mediums of textiles and mixed media, exploring an eclectic mix of vintage textiles, recycled clothing, paint, ephemera and haberdashery and hand embroidery to create original textile artworks, prints, handcrafted fashion accessories and cards. She is fascinated by texture and the ephemeral changes to light, texture and colour by the elements on our sea and landscapes.

Natalie Yates - Northern Sky Design

Natalie (Nat) runs Northern Sky Design, a glass and design studio based in Rowlands Gill in the Derwent Valley. She turned her hobby into a profession a couple of years ago when a friend helped her to buy her first kiln and has been making glass creations ever since. The work is centred on the wonderful landmarks and special places we have in the North East but she also take’s inspiration from her love of the outdoors and nature. Nat says glass is a fabulous medium but can present many challenges and she continues to improve, learn and search for its possibility’s which is reflected in her evolving work and collection. When not in her studio Nat loves to explore the local countryside with her dog and family.

Sarah Farooqi

Sarah grew up on Teesside and worked as a graphic designer in Glasgow, then a primary teacher in Blyth. After falling in love with Northumberland she settled in Morpeth and rediscovered her passion for drawing and watercolour painting. Now based at Gallery 45 in Felton, Sarah paints landscapes, townscapes and illustrated maps. Commissions are always welcome, as are visitors to her studio.


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