GENERAL ART

The "earth" without "art" is just "eh"

The purpose of life is washing the dust of daily life of our souls.  Pablo Picasso.

ANGEL IN THE SKY named by Artist
Derwent pastels on blue mountboard
Angel Exhibition at St Michaels & All Angels - Sunderland.
CHRIST CHURCH - GREAT LUMLEY
Donated to Church
Watercolour on Bockingford 16 x 12"
FUN ON THE SLEDGE 
Watercolour on Bockingford 16 x 12"

CHRIST CHURCH - GREAT LUMLEY

Watercolour on Bockingford 16 x 12"

CHRIST CHURCH is very special to me. Mam and Dad got married in 1956 and had their photo taken under the 'JD 1859' stone. My Great Uncles who were killed in WW1 have their names on a plaque on the lychgate.

Greece

GREECE

Derwent pastels on card

OPEN DOOR 
Watercolour on Bockingford
PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE
Named by Roseanne Gratten
Watercolour on Bockingford
PRAYING HANDS
Gifted to Father Paul,
Christ Church - Great Lumley
SCOTLAND
Watercolour on Bockingford 16 x 12"
STEPS
Watercolour on Bockingford
THE BLUE DOOR
Derwent pastels on cream card

SCHOOL GATE

Donated to 'The Snooks' - Great Lumley which was formerly in Infant School

https://www.facebook.com/TheSnooksLumley/

THE SCHOOL GATE

People walk past, they don't notice the gate,

But those who've walked through, there's a past to relate.

Happiest days, some people say,

To others a misery to endure every day.

Next time you walk past a school gate on your travels

Spare a thought who's walked through 

And what mystery unravels,

We all have fond memories of days spent at school

Heads stuck in books or playing the fool

We look back in time, all sitting in class

In the blink of an eye, schooldays gone in a flash

Remember school friends, whether near or far

Our days spent at school, moulded us as we are

So thanks to the teachers, for the lessons they taught

They helped to prepare us for lifes battles we fought

Throughout our great nation,

To get where we are, you helped lay the foundation

So next time you pass, stop at the gate

It all started here, to make our lives great!

Copyright Malcolm Barnes   

THE BOND
named by Janice Birbeck.
Charcoal on black card 16 x 12"
Gifted to Jan & John Meyer - Illinois, USA
Remember me......
THE DANCER
Watercolour on Bockingford 16 x 12"
A Lady saw this in her dream.
WINDERMERE
Watercolour on Bockingford 16 x 12"
BACKSTREET NAPLES
Watercolour on Bockingford 16 x 12"
WOMAN IN THE PLANTATION
Acrylic on acrylic paper 16 x 12"
BOSCOMBE
Gifted to a friend
Watercolour on Bockingford 16 x 12"

THE ARCHWAY

Watercolour on Bockingford 16 x 12" 

A PRETTY PLACE

Watercolour on Bockingford 16 x 12" 

BOXING AT CATTERICK GARRISON WW1
Charcoal on black card 16 x 12" 
FINCHALE PRIORY - Nr Great Lumley
Donated to friends for funeral.
HOLLAND in the style of Blue Delft
1st picture painted, watercolour on photocopier paper. To keep forever.
ON THE ROCKS
Watercolour on Bockingford 16 x 12" 
ROUGH SEAS
Watercolour on Bockingford 16 x 12" 
STARRY NIGHT in the style of Van Gogh
Acrylic 16 x 12" 

“This morning I saw the countryside from my window a long time before sunrise, with nothing but the morning star, which looked very big”

~Vincent Van Gogh

GUIDING HAND

Named by Arthur Cole

THE HARBOUR
Watercolour on Bockingford 16 x 12"

HOME GUARD

Named by Pauline Codd

Charcoal on black card 16 x 12"

FARMHOUSE DOOR 
Watercolour on Bockingford 16 x 12"
GREAT LUMLEY METHODIST CHURCH
Donated to Church
PARENT AND CHILD
2B Pencil on card 16 x 12" 
SALMONELLA BONGORI
Durham University
TERRACE STREET
Derwent pastels on grey mountboard 16 x 12"
THE CRICKETERS 
Named by Billy Costello
1905 Billy Costello was a photographer who worked for Eden Colliery where he worked on the coal face as a Hewer. 
THE LONLEY COTTAGE
Sepia Watercolour on Bockingford
THE VILLAGE LANE - COTSWOLDS
Watercolour on Bockingford 16 x 12"

PRAYING HANDS

Donated to If You Care Share Foundation

Who listen and support the emotional wellbeing in young people and those affected by suicide.

https://www.ifucareshare.co.uk/

A charity very dear to us all in our village and beyond.

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