Fresh Paint

Friday 23rd October 2020

For most of this week I have been busy with a large commission . Throughout the clients have been kept informed of developments via email. Each stage has been photographed and sent to keep everyone up to date. Opposite you can see a detail of the textures and colours being used.

To enquire about a commission please contact me by email initially.


While waiting for layers to dry I also worked on a 50 x 50 x 4 cm canvas.

I undercoated the canvas in acrylic inks and then worked on top with acrylic paints, allowing the brighter undercolours to show through where desired. The painting below is called Shoreline; To Ross Sands. It can be found by following this link

Friday 16th October 2020   While the gallery has been closed for the past two weeks, I have used the time to move on with some commisions. After discussing the briefs with the clients, I draw out the piece before commencing the work

Once I have reached a certain stage, I usually present the painting to the customer via email. If satisfied, I varnish and string, ready for collection. If the customer requests changes, this is when I do it.

All in all, it becomes a collaboration, between artist and client.

If you are interested in talking about a commissioned painting, ontact Mick via the website.

New Prints.  

Monday 12th October 2020


I'm pleased to have received the first set of prints from the paintings that I started during the "lockdown".

Seven new prints, all artist's proofs, have been added to the limited edition section.
For more information about each print just click on the image.

I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoyed painting them!



Isolated: Morning Lights, Bamburgh.



Isolated: Boulmer Solitude.



Isolated: Night Fades, Causeway.



Shoreline: Bamburgh Morning.



Isolated: Summer Storm.



Shoreline: Morning Echoes.


Isolated: Morning Reflections.



And don't forget to enter our competition to win a print of Isolated: Summer Storm.
Just sign up to recieve my newsletters for your chance to win.

Bye for now, Mick.

Hello and welcome to my first Fresh Paint page.

This page, unlike the e-newsletter which is more seasonal, will be updated regularly with new items - paintings, artists, staff changes and general developments in the gallery.

Unfortuantely, due to Covid 19, we have decided to close the gallery for now.
I will still meet clients by appointment only so please use the contact page or email directly to arrange this.

We look forward to welcoming you back before long.


This week I have been working on a series of small canvases, having just completed a larger commission.
Below you can see the process in action.




The first photo shows the canvases undercoated in vibrantly coloured acrylic inks

The second photo shows the canvases after I have toned down the inks with acrylic paint.The amount of paint/water on the brush allows varying strengths of undercoat to emerge.

As I mentioned in my opening newsletter, I am offering a free print of this painting to the winner of the new website launch competition.
To have a chance of winning just sign up to the newsletter via the link below by 31st October 2020 and you'll be entered into the prize draw.
The winner will be chosen independently and the result will be announced on here on 1st November '20.

Bye for now, Mick.

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