Northumberland is and inspirational place to live and
work and as a result Northumbrians are motivated to be
creative in many different ways…
Below are a selection of the best!
We are proud to welcome ‘Illustrated by Kiera Frances’ and her collection of quirky creatures. Here is a little bit
about how the story began.
If there’s one good thing to come out of lockdown, it’s Kiera Frances. In an attempt to restore calm and serenity
during the recent pandemic, Kiera picked up a discarded Sharpie marker and started doodling.
Influenced by the avant- garde cubism movement, Kiera was drawn to a more geometric shape in her drawings, all
of which are free hand. She draws upon her countryside surroundings to combine the two, creating a vibrant
collection of quirky characters. In using personification, Kiera brings the everyday to life. Her prints are packed with
colour and verve, making them highly appealing.
Kiera says “Growing up in rural countryside, it’s no surprise that animals feature strongly in my work. I wanted to
translate my background into a collection that above all else was FUN. I feel most alive when I’m in natural
surroundings and I hope my prints echo that dynamic. “
Born in Northumberland, Kiera still resides there, living with her husband, 2 children and dogs. Her pastimes
include hill walking, exploring the coastline and spending too much money on red lipstick. Bold in more ways than
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Abstract sharpie art
Designed in Northumberland
Prints, Totes & Ceramics
Made to order (allow 1 week)
Cheryl Dunn is a Northumbrian abstract artist specialising in resin art,
creating unique artisan rustic cheese and charcuterie boards, which
can be used as chopping boards too, as well as placemats, coasters,
wall art and home decor.
A midwife who loves creating art. The products Cheryl creates reflect
the beauty of the Northumberland coast, starry skies and beautiful
sunrises. A stock of items is always kept however, her order book is
always open for custom colours and pieces of art.
Further details and prices of boards are featured below:
All products can be purchased by contacting Cheryl directly or via her Etsy shop.
Items can be custom made with specific colours in mind. Although please bear in mind, custom made products can
take up to 3 weeks to allow time for curing, sanding, oiling and drying.
All boards go through a two-step process of hand-sanding, then a further process of polishing and oiling.
Delivery to alternate addresses and gift messaging available.
Free UK shipping. Shipping outside the UK will be calculated upon ordering.
Board sizes and pricing:
Piccolo (small): £35 29cm x 17cm Depth: 1.5cm
Grande (large): £60 52cm x 20cm Depth: 1.5cm
Extra Grande (extra large): £80 65cm x 25cm Depth: 1.5cm
Wall art, placements and coasters will be priced individually
on photographs (available within the posts and photos on
Facebook business page).
Etsy shop: CherylDunnResinArt
Facebook: Cheryl Dunn Resin Art
Polly Sutherland - Animal Portrait Artist
Polly Sutherland is a self-taught artist based in rural North
Northumberland with links to Newcastle. After gaining her
degree from Edinburgh University, she started drawing as a way
of relaxing, and art quickly became her passion. This has
developed from a passion to her choice of work.
Animals are Polly’s main source of inspiration. She loves to
engage with, capture and express a pet’s individual character in
pencil, charcoal, pastel or oil paint. She has set up ‘Aslan Art’ a
bespoke service offering animal portraits,other commissions and
illustrations to the discerning customer.
Polly is available to discuss your individual preferences primarily
via email and she is available from Monday to Friday between 9
For more information please visit:
Blending African Art and UK Landscapes.
The Raphael Tetteh Art Studio is owned by professional artist, Raphael Tetteh.
Raphael "Ralph" Tetteh has been painting portraits and landscapes for over 20 years.
Upon relocating from his home country of Ghana to the rural county of Northumberland in 2014, he has been
inspired to blend traditional West African painting techniques with iconic UK landscape and architectural imagery.
Raphael welcomes commissions for both portraits and landscapes, he also sells prints and original artworks.
Raphael works primarily with acrylic and canvas.
Raphael lives in Morpeth, Northumberland with his wife Rebecca and their two young children.
For commissions or general enquiries you can contact 07739633801 or direct message through our
Instagram Page Rapahel_Tetteh_Art
To shop prints go to:
Alnwick Arts Centre
Bondgate Within, Alnwick, Northumberland
Tel: 01665 606777
Local artist Fiona White opened the Alnwick Art & Crafts
Centre in October 2017 to provide arts and crafts sessions to
people of all abilities and ages. Fiona has been teaching in
Northumberland for nearly 30 years and her commitment
and enthusiasm has helped hundreds of people to develop
and improve their skills and to discover talents they did not
know they possessed!
Classes are informal and friendly, and all are welcome.
Fiona's classes and workshops include Beginners Art,
Acrylics, Watercolours, Mixed Media, Candle Making, Soap
Making, Clay work, Cell painting. We also have friendly tutors
offering Calligraphy, Dressmaking, Felting, Crochet, Knitting,
French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and more.
click here to visit Alnwick Arts Centre FaceBook page
ROOMS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR HIRE
If you’re looking for something a bit different…
Introducing Pixie and Padfoot
(from Becci Jobson Textiles and Art)
Creator Becci says “I’ve been trying to get back to being creative since 2012 when I finished my fine
art degree, but life got in the way. I have slowly found my way back and finally started sharing my
work during lockdown. It cemented everything I already knew, I needed to find my happy and
pursue it, no hiding and no going back!
I adore nature and the body of my work channels that love into one off pieces that other people
The animal heads were born at university in 2010 when I wanted to make an entire textile wolf and
tell the story of 20 thousand years evolution into the domestic dogs we share our lives with today,
but I realised I wouldn't have time and so I compromised with just a head but I just wish I'd had the
confidence to continue. As you can see, I also paint with acrylic and I also write poetry. One day I
hope to leave my office job for absolute good, focus on my real passion and create so much more!!
Shop & Office Opening Times;
9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday
*Classes run 7 days a week
Bank Holidays - closed
Brian D. Powell is an artist and original founding member of "The Three Brusketeers."
Along the way ... Brian also happened to revolutionise the search and rescue industry. As a fire officer, designer,
thinker and inventor he is directly responsible for some of the most profound health & safety advances the
western world has seen.
Brian Powell is not your average everyday inventive genius, he is simply one step ahead as a creative thinker, more
than that, Brian is a man who understands the importance of acting to implement change. In addition to a
distinguished career saving lives, Brian helped to raise a family. He then took time to see a bit of the world,
recording those memories through his art and recording these in a 124-page full-colour booklet, available now,
direct from the publisher via his Facebook page :
Brian D Powell - Watercolour Artist