Clifford catches the light

Craster Boats by Cliff Blakey.
Craster Boats by Cliff Blakey.

Catching Light – New paintings by Clifford Blakey, The Old School Gallery, Alnmouth, Saturday, April 9 to Sunday, May 8.

ONE of the north’s foremost landscape artists, Clifford Blakey, makes a welcome return to The Old School Gallery in Alnmouth for this, his fourth consecutive spring solo exhibition of new paintings.

Running until the start of May, you can see a rich variety of his new paintings. His romantic vision of Northumberland is a place where coastlines rich in castles and fishing villages are beaten by storms, where rolling hills are blessed by a wild natural beauty and dramatic skies are ever present. It is a vision of a place he knows and loves well.

Clifford said: “As an artist, I find myself catching light from the darkness. Like being a collector, I store up experiences of how light flows across the earth, then, I put paint on to a surface to create a story from the colours I have witnessed in the light.”

Clifford is a life fellow of the International Guild of Artists and a member of the British Watercolour Society. He was trained at Newcastle University completing Master of Fine Art course in 1986. He has had numerous solo exhibitions and has shown at The Royal Academy Summer Show, Singer and Friedlander Sunday Times Watercolour Competition and the Royal Institute of Watercolour Painters exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London.

For details ring The Schoolroom Gallery on 01665 830600 or visit