Paintings and pints

Ron Curran with some of his paintings.
Ron Curran with some of his paintings.

A north Northumberland village has a new art gallery – and its one where you can enjoy a pint while admiring the paintings.

Local artist Ron Curran is exhibiting his works and placed them on sale in Belford’s Black Swan pub.

He has been painting in watercolours since his retirement in 1990.

“I like to work on Northumberland topics, as well as ships, as I am originally from Tyneside.

“I guess the best moment has been when I was selected for the television programme Watercolour Challenge, presented by Hannah Gordon,” he said.

Art fans can look atRon’s paintings from 4.30pm each day and they can be purchased from the pub.