North East Art Gallery - Celebrates 3rd Birthday

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North East Art Gallery 

Our North East Art Gallery is 3 years old today!  A massive heartfelt thank you to all of you who have supported us. It feels like we’ve always been here in Cullercoats and I couldn't imagine it any differently. What a journey it’s been so far. The moment you open a lovely art gallery space everyone starts shopping online! Well the pandemic has certainly kept us on our toes and we feel somewhat that there may still be challenging times ahead. But keeping things  positive we are learning every day and are building a community of customers who it’s great to see coming back to our lovely art gallery time and time again. 

Couple Joanne and Ross wishart stand in front of their art gallery window. The shopfront is painted pale blue with paintings hanging in the window.

Cullercoats is certainly on the up with coffee shops bustling and house prices booming. We’ve seen an influx of people relocating to the coast, which is great for business as we have welcomed lots of new visitors to the gallery! 

Art Gallery showcasing North East paintings

My North East paintings have been selling better than ever and some sell even before they make it onto the gallery walls! I’m no longer taking commission to free up my time to develop my own painting practice, but I am building a mailing list called the “Collectors Club”. I’ll be releasing any new paintings here first, so make sure you have got your name down if you are in the market for an original painting from the North East region. 

Joane wishart stands in front of 4 coastal landscape paintings hanging on a gallery wall.

Browse paintings by North East artist Joanne Wishart

Due to the pandemic we haven't had any socials or gallery preview evenings. It hasn't felt appropriate yet to have a gathering in such a small space. But we are delighted that you have been coming into the art gallery to browse my paintings at your own leisure. 

North East landscape paintings

Painting wise I’m working on larger canvases more and more. I’m enjoying the freedom to work big and use bolder mark making. I’m still painting North East views of the Tyneside and the Northumberland Coast but I’m enjoying exploring more landscape paintings at the moment. Currently I’m working on a series from Simonside and the hills of Northumberland. Here’s a sneak preview of my latest northumberland paintings.

Artist stands painting at her easel. The painting is of a purple landscape scene looking out towards the sea.

Looking back at the past year I’m proud of my Tyneside mug collection. There is always a huge demand for local North East and Tyneside gifts and my Dunoon ceramic mugs really hit the sweet spot. They are excellent quality and made in Britain using traditional slip cast techniques. 

Thanks again for following and for all or your support during the last three years and remember if you would like to join the collectors club sign up on the homepage of my website :-) 

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