Artist to exhibit his work at local gallery

North east artist Paul Judson.
North east artist Paul Judson.

An exhibition of paintings and ceramic sculptures is being held.

North east artist Paul Judson is holding his first one-man exhibition at the Tynemouth Fine Art gallery.

The exhibition includes delicate watercolours; vibrant oil paintings inspired by the landscape of north east England and Scotland; and ceramic sculptures including ingenious miniature globe landscapes.

The exhibition is now on at gallery in The Linskill Centre, North Shields, and runs until Saturday, October 3. It is open Thursday to Monday from 11am to 5pm. Entry is free.

The majority of Paul’s work is inspired by landscape, using the shapes and forms of nature as the basis for his watercolours and oil paintings.

Paul studied art at Stourbridge College of Art followed by a Graphic Design course at Leicester College of Art.

He followed this with a post-graduate teaching course and went on to teach art and design for 15 years in Leicestershire schools before moving to Durham in 1987 to train for the ordained ministry.

Paul was ordained in 1989 and, between 1996 and 2011, worked for the Durham Diocese.

Paul retired in 2011 and this has given him the freedom to develop his paintings and he has also returned to making ceramic sculptures.

The ceramics, which are hand-built using the slab technique and fired in Paul’s own kiln, are based on the industrial and natural landscapes of the north east.