It just so happens to be Valentines Day on Sunday, and I have a Gallery full of gifts to spoil the love of your life. Why not pop in to my Studio Gallery this Saturday, and choose from a selection of original paintings and limited edition prints.
Open this Saturday 13th February,
from 11am - 4.30pm.
59 Lime Street, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ.
Back in the Studio, feeling a bit worse for wear, following a weekend in Wales. A flying visit for my brother's 40th Birthday. Here's a painting I did for him, 'Orion Over Dwyryd Estuary'. A little reminder of our childhood home, taking in the viewpoint we used to walk the dog late at night, just so we could have a sneaky cigarette.
The Dwyryd Estuary is situated in Snowdonia, right next to Portmeirion, which you cant make out in this picture, hidden by trees in the middle ground. We used to live just above 'The Village'.
Anyhow, back in the studio, 2 day hangover finally cleared. Much work to be done...
I won't be in the Gallery tomorrow (Friday) or Saturday, as I'm off to Wales for the weekend.
I'll be back at my 59 Lime Street Studio Gallery from Tuesday. Thanks
I came across a brief time lapse I made, skimming through my third commission sketchbooks, and I thought I would share it. It's crudely done, but I'm hoping to document all my sketchbooks over the coming months, which I'll share on my website.
I always talk about how crucial sketchbooks are to my working practice, helping to refine an idea. From a rough thumbnail sketch to a refined commission biro drawing. The first thumbnail sketches aid the ideas process, problem solving, working out basic compositions. If I'm working on a commission for someone, I'll take the sketches a stage further, mainly to give a clearer impression to the client of the proposed ideas, more than I could achieve with a basic thumbnail sketch. The biro drawing also help me work out the tonal balance of the image, before I commit to the finalised painting.
Happy New Year Everyone! I'm back at my 59 Lime Street Studio Gallery, after the Christmas break. I'll be in today till 4.30pm, if you were after any paintings, prints or greetings cards. This painting of Red Quayside was meant to have been finished before Christmas, but it's taken till now. The first painting of 2016.
Last day in the studio before I become a professional mince pie scoffer. Plenty of painting, limited edition prints, small biro prints, and beer by Newcastle Brewing Ltd.
Pop along for any last minute Christmas presents. Thanks.
Finished framing a few small biro sketch prints, ready for my last day in the 59 Lime Street Studio Gallery, before I finish for Christmas. I just need to hang them now. Pop in if you want to buy one, £30 each. I'm expecting them all to go over the weekend, but I'll be getting some more made up in January.
There's also a gallery full of paintings and limited edition prints, and beer by Newcastle Brewing Ltd. plenty on offer.
Saturday 19th December, 11am - 4.30pm
Jim Edwards Studio Gallery, 59 Lime Street, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ
Latest commission of Whitley Bay, left the studio yesterday. I'm currently working on another painting of St Mary's Lighthouse (2nd biro sketch)
As this Saturday 19th December will be the last day my Studio Gallery will be open, this year, I thought I'd make an event of it. I'll be selling my latest paintings and prints, as well as a limited number of small biro sketch prints. And I'll also be joined by Newcastle Brewing Ltd. who'll be selling their beer alongside my artwork. Which is apt, as they use my images on their beer labels. The local brewery is run by Mike and Leo Bell, who just so happen to be my father...-in-law and brother-in-law. They'll have some brand new beers for Christmas, including: Satsuma IPA, Vanilla Rum Porter, and Saison Barillas - a collaboration with Ouseburn Coffee Company.
Jim Edwards Studio Gallery
59 Lime Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
Saturday 19th December, 11am - 4.30pm
A few photos from this years Ouseburn Open Studios. A big thank you to anyone who came to my Studio Gallery at 59 Lime Street. An even bigger thanks to those who bought a painting or limited edition print, you made my day.
As November comes to an end, I've finally finished a personal sketchbook project I began at the start of the month. 30 Days of November, to produce a biro drawing for a every day of the month. And treat it as a departure from my cityscape / landscape work, and instead get lost in abstract forms.
Drawing is such an integral part of my working practice, helping to refine an idea, from the initial thumbnail sketch to the realised painting. Aside from my biro drawing of cityscapes and landscapes, the majority of my sketchbooks are full of thumbnail sketches of abstract forms.
For this project I wanted to take these crude abstract doodles a stage further, refining them in a larger format, giving more attention to structure and tonal contrast. Here are the 30 sketches
It's just a bit of rain, don't let it put you off coming down to The Ouseburn Open Studios. It's the last day today, and I'll be in my Studio Gallery at 59 Lime Street till 5pm. Hope you can make it.
The image is 'Low Newton to Dunstanburgh', available as a limited edition print. £230 mounted / £310 framed
Here's an article in today's The Journal about this weekend's Ouseburn Open Studios. Oh look, it's me.
Latest painting of 'Tynemouth'
(31 x 32'' canvas)
The painting will be available this Saturday, for the Ouseburn Open Studios, from my 59 Lime Street Studio Gallery. Limited edition prints (print run 145) of the painting will also be available.
The Ouseburn Open Studios banner is finally up. Just a few more days left till I open my Studio Gallery at 59 Lime Street.
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th November, 10am - 5pm.
If you're brave enough to go out in the rain, and swim with the fishes, you're more than welcome to take some shelter at my 59 Lime Street Studio Gallery. I'll be open from 11am - 4.30pm today, thanks.
Page editorial in the December issue of Living North Magazine, in the Living With Art section
Good luck to the runners today at the Great South Run. I hope the wind is kind, it was crazy windy, the year I was down in Portsmouth, watching the event, getting ideas for this painting.
I shall be sitting for most of the day.
This Sunday, Newcastle Brewing Ltd., will have its official launch at my 59 Lime Street Studio Gallery. It just so happens that the team behind Newcastles newest microbrewery are my father-in-law and brother-in-law. And you may have noticed they're using my images for their beer bottles. Mike and Leo will be in my studio gallery, selling their core range of IPA's and Pale Ales. Come down and celebrate their official launch, find out how it all started, and what plans they ha...ve for the future. perhaps take some beer away with you.
Sunday 18th October, 11am - 7pm
Jim Edwards Studio Gallery,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
Above the Bridges II (2008)
I'm donating this painting to the Art Takeaway for Refugees, an art auction in aid of refugees coming to the North East of England. Many North East artists have donated work to this worthy cause. All the artwork will be auctioned off on 3rd October, at Ernest
Good luck to all the Great North Runners today!
Can't believe it's been 10 years since I was commissioned to paint the triptych for the Great North Run, and somehow got roped into running as well.
Finishing off a few paintings for the 21st Birthday exhibition at the Old Courthouse Gallery, in the Lake District. Here are the two paintings, Return to Ambleside and Ambleside Rooftops. The exhibition begins on the 12th September (I think, will have to double check).