South Shields watercolour artist Brian Patterson has been painting on and off for most of his life. Changed work patterns as a maths teacher a few years ago, meant he had a bit more time to spend on his art.

Brian paints mainly in watercolour to help capture the subtleties in the lights and the seascapes. He occasionally also uses pencil.

His  main subjects are birds on the river, views of the sea and local landscapes. He also likes to capture local focal points at different times, with various sunsets or sunrises when the light changes.

Brian goes out every morning to capture the latest shot for his next painting.

He says he feels very lucky to be doing what he's doing.

Please browse a selection of Brian's work below Click on each image to see more and enlarge.

You can see more on his website. To make a purchase or get more info contact the artist directly

Sunrise at South Shields

Sunrise at South Shields Framed original watercolour of The Groyne at South Shields £210

View of the Tyne Bridge

View of the Tyne Bridge Original watercolour of Newcastle's iconic landmark bridge. £180

Stormy Seas at Seaburn

Stormy Seas at Seaburn Original watercolour of the pier and sea at Seaburn in Sunderland. £140

Ullswater at First Light

Ullswater at First Light Original watercolour of this stunning view across the lake in Cumbria. £210

Bridges on the Wear

Bridges on the Wear Original Watercolour Framed £210

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