The Art of Simon Bartram
24 April - 12 May 2013
Simon Bartram is a profoundly talented artist, whose ability springs from his northern
roots as a fine artist to a lucrative and increasingly successful career as an author and book illustrator. We are proud to throw a spotlight on the dual aspect of his creativity as an increasingly sought-after artist, who has quietly gained serious respect from collectors and publishers alike. Born in Jarrow and living in Newcastle, Simon draws inspiration from a rich heritage. His fine art paintings pay homage to heroes like Stanley Spencer, and engage us in a gritty urban realism of Newcastle life. As a whole-hearted supporter of Sunderland AFC his work is inspired by the energy and passions of his Tyneside home.

Alongside this we highlight his work as an author/illustrator and creator of Bob Man on the Moon. This impressively successful series attracts an international audience and has pinned Simon on the international publishing map. In both disciplines technical mastery and rich ability affords Simon virtuosity of execution and a uniqueness of vision, infused with intuitive sensitivity and the infamous northern humour. We commend his work to those with illustration and fine art collections.
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Illustrating Alice
18 March - 3 April 2013
To coincide with boutique publisher Artist's Choice Editions we are pleased to exhibit the artwork of John Lord Lord and his illustrations for Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass.
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Jane Simmons celebrates 15 years of Daisy
4 - 20 April
Jane Simmons is truly one of the most fascinating artists we have the pleasure of working with. Having spent a lifetime travelling the world on both land and sea Jane is rich with stories filled with the ark of animals befriended along the way. It is no surprise that her artwork is filled with the warmth, colour and vivacity of the Mediterranean sun, which make her books so universally and enduringly popular with both adult and child alike.
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Babette Cole's Valentine's day
14th February 2013
Celebrate Valentine's day with these fantastic paintings by Babette Cole
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