Category Archives: Originals

New original paintings in the style of LS Lowry

Sean Durkin is a very popular artist who paints in the style of LS Lowry. Even more remarkable is his father, who famously stole L.S. Lowry’s painting of the Old Town Hall from Middlesbrough Art Gallery. This was in protest at the gallery’s closure on a Sunday, which he considered prohibitive to working-class access to art. Read More

Sean now acknowledges his father and this story by always including a figure of a policeman and a robber as well as showing the time ( ten to two ) when the theft was discovered on any clocks in all of his paintings.

He has also produced a book based on the memoir of his grandfather, Peter Durkin, growing up in interwar Middlesborough which is brought to life through Sean’s illustrations of the names and places he depicts in his artwork. A copy of this book – The Most Famous Man On Marsh Road – is included free with every original painting or limited edition purchased from us.

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Colourful and atmospheric paintings of the sea and sky

New original paintings from Hamish Herd in his unique innovative style.

Born in South Africa and now based in the United Kingdom, Hamish has been passionate about art since his earliest memories and has always been actively involved in the creative process.

After studying a Bachelor of Arts degree with Art History as his major Hamish started his career teaching Art at Secondary school level. It wasn’t long before he became a full time Professional and 25 years later is still passionate about producing excellence in every work.

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Stunning paintings of sailing boats scenes

From a very early age, Essex born John Horsewell was aware of the love of art in his family, so it was as natural to pick up a paintbrush as it was for him to walk, since both his grandfather and both his parents are professional artists.

His paintings are executed with both brush and palette knife, which gives them a very noticeable texture, quickly communicating the pleasure of viewing the location. Johns works are painted with great flair, both in colour and execution, which gives them an air of excitement, thus providing the viewer with an invitation to “walk in”.


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Atmospheric and Evocative Original Paintings of the Sea and Sky

New original paintings from popular artist Hamish Herd.

Born in South Africa and now based in the United Kingdom, Hamish has been passionate about art since his earliest memories and has always been actively involved in the creative process.

Hamish works in both the sculpture and painting disciplines and draws on his faith for inspiration in every piece of Art.

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Popular fashion brands meet well known cartoon characters

Gary McNamara has a successful illustration background covering the last 30 years. From the age of 23, Gary has worked freelance as a commercial illustrator for many of the biggest publishing houses in the world, focusing mostly on extremely well-known children’s characters.  More recently, Gary has concentrated more on his figurative painting, exploring and experimenting with various mediums to create depth and movement in his work.

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Vibrant and dynamic new original sailing paintings

Simon Wright was born in West Yorkshire in 1974. From as early as he can remember, he has always been drawing and painting, and it’s been my sole passion all my life.

In his work he try’s to bring the elements of illustration and fine art together to hopefully create a style, which is totally unique and appeals to a varied audience.

He enjoys working from, realistic to abstract and everything in between. He works predominantly in oils and acrylic. He is always grateful that he’s able to make a living out of my love of painting.

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