Every month Loveartnortheast features three of our artists.
We regularly update our pages so please follow the site to find out more about the artists and their work.
Artist Darren Cairney, originally from Selkirk, but now lives on Tyneside.
He works mainly in dip pen, ink and acrylic.
Darren says his inspiration for much of his work comes from the region’s magnificent buildings and constantly changing landscape.
Darren is a regular at our monthly Friday Arts' Steamers at Newcastle Central Station and Art Market inside Grainger Market.
He'll also be at our 2018 Artfests at Grey's Monument.
See our Events page for more information.
John is a printmaker, based in Country Durham.
He uses an etching process to produce his original prints. This involves making acid-etched metal plates, which he then individually inks before printing onto paper, using a traditional hand press. which makes each piece a true limited edition print.
He takes his inspiration from the landscape and architecture of the North East, where he lived as a child, and returned to after 25 years studying and working in London.
John took up printmaking after many years of working with traditional black and white film photography.
John says "I enjoy the process of printmaking; the control over the image through the complex process of masking and aquatinting, acid etching, engraving, inking and hand-printing. It can can be quite a challenge because of the inherent unpredictabilities of the process."
John's work can be seen regularly at all our monthly and annual events. See our Events page for dates and venues.
Karen Griffiths, has always painted, but turned to glass making and silver smithing, which she studied at Sunderland International Glass Centre. Now she often incorporates her painting skills into her glasswork using very fine crushed glass. She says it's a bit like painting with tea leaves!
Karen works from her studio in North Shields, creating kiln-fused dichroic and bullseye glass jewellery and art, including unique sculptural pieces, tiles and dishes, often influenced by the North East coast and surrounding countryside.
She says working with glass enables her to achieve unusual textures and amazing depths of colour not aways possible with paint.
Karen is a regular at our Art Market inside Grainger Market, Spring and Summer Artfests and our Christmas Arts' Fair at St Nicholas Cathedral. Please see our Events page for more info.
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