Welcome to The Tin Shed's Tyneside and Wearside Art Studio.

This is where you can meet artists and makers living and working across these vast and beautiful areas. Browse from the lists below and click on the links to visit their own websites to see more of their work and visit their shops. It's a great way to support these small independent businesses.

 If you're interested in joining our Studios please get in touch via our Contact page or email info@loveartnortheast.co.uk


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Gillian English is a glass artist based in Gateshead. 

She takes her inspiration from the Northumbrian and Cumbrian countryside, her garden and her travels.  She loves getting colour and contrast into her work.

Gillian creates work for commission as well as for sale.

Email: ge.handmadeglass@gmail.com


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Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, artist Annie Kennerley finds much of her inspiration in the stunning landscapes of Northumberland and Catalonia.

She works in oils, acrylics and mixed media on canvas and board.

Annie is available for commissions and also creates smaller pieces for sale.

Email: rubyannied@icloud.com


roger Dobson - Artist

Roger Dobson's  paintings often portray a person or two. Some are real and others fictional. His individual style leads into a whimsical world. 

Roger has exhibited at the Royal Academy of Art Summer Exhibition 2018, and also at the Royal Scottish Academy of Art Open Exhibition  2018.

Email: R.dobson48@btinternet.com

Jacqueline Quinn Abstract art

 Jacqueline Quinn creates paintings and original monoprints drawn from her love of colour and texture.

Based at Whitley Bay, she takes much of her inspiration from the surrounding landscape.

"My work is about the feeling of a place, a time, or a memory", she says.

Email: jq@quinnjacqueline.co.uk



Josie Nichol Artist

Self-taught artist Josie Nichol has been painting for over 24 years. She gets most of her inspiration for her sea and landscapes near her North Tyneside home. Working mostly in oils, she also uses other mediums for other subjects. 

Josie recently completed a range of floral artworks and homeware gift range

Email: jl_nichol@hotmail.com


Ray Quickfall

Ray is self taught and received a BA in fine art at the age of 63. Born in Newcastle, his love for his home city and the surrounding area is reflected in his work, including the book Quays to Newcastle, which he wrote and illustrated. He paints mainly in watercolour but occasionally uses oils and acrylics. 

Email: alacart@hotmail.co.uk


Desayne Art

Anke Sayn Rainbow creates quirky, unique metal jewellery and object art. She uses sterling silver and mixed metals, as well as other natural resources such as sea glass, sand and old pottery.

She donates partial profits from her North East landmarks collection to local charities to support the homeless.

Email: desayn.art@gmail.com


Kate Miller Printmaker

Kate is a printmaker who's based in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

She uses linocut and collage, often printed from real leaves and plants, to create her final pieces.

Her work falls into two categories, one that's inspired by places around the North East and the other inspired by nature.

Email: bykatemiller@outlook.com


Brian Patterson watercolour artist

South Shields watercolour artist Brian Patterson has been painting on and off for most of his life, but it's only recently due to career changes, that he's been able to concentrate on it.  He goes out every morning to capture the latest shot for his next painting. Brian's main subjects are  views of the sea and local landscapes. 

Email: info@caer-urfa.uk


Frank Briffa artist St Matthew 29,oil on canvas 153cmx122cm.

 Frank, who is based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, has been painting full-time since retiring as a college lecturer.

His work has strong associations with music.

 He says the paintings that result may be based on an entire piece or to just a few bars from a large work.

Born in 1947, in Egypt, he studied at Hornsey School of Art in the early 60s.

Email: briffafrank2@gmail.com


Karen griffiths glass artist

Karen Griffiths has been working with glass for a decade from her studio at North Shields. She is often commissioned to create bespoke pieces. One of them was a fused glass wave wall panel for Edinburgh University's Wave Dynamics pool area. She takes her inspiration from nature.

Karen also teaches fused glass making.

Email: karensglassart@aol.com


Shankar Kashyap - Melattoor station

Shankar, a retired NHS orthopaedic surgeon, now works as a full time artist.  Mostly self-taught, he started painting as a youngster and has exhibited in the UK and India.  

Shankar  paints mainly landscapes and still life in oils and watercolour. As well as raising thousands for charity through his work, Shankar is a published author.



Phil Benton Photography

Photographer Phil Benton specialises in landscapes, landmarks and wildlife.

Based in Gateshead,  ill health led him to take up photography as a hobby and eventually set up his own business.

 Phil also gives talks, restores old photographs and works on commissions.

Email: phil@philbentonphotography.com



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Join our artist community for just £25 a year. You'll be listed in our growing artists' studios, get your own page to exhibit your work with direct links to your own sites and social media pages. You can also take part in our online fairs, exhibitions and special features for free as well as getting priority bookings at our pop-up events. Please get in touch with details about your work via our contact page or email info@thetinshed.co.uk

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judith Davies ceramics

Judith Davies is based at Lime Street Studios, Newcastle. She take her inspiration from the Northumbrian coast. Her unique and very tactile porcelain pieces are influenced by the  movement of water over sand.

Her drawings on oriental paper are layered washes of inks she creates.

Email: judith673@btinternet.com


Marina Morris artist

Marina Morris, has painted since childhood and went on to study at London College of Art.  Seascapes, painted mostly in oil on canvas are now her speciality. Marina lives in Herefordshire, but has a studio on the North East coast where she gets much of her inspiration and holds workshops.

Email: marinamorris59@btinternet.com


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Textile artist Donna Cheshire specialises in appliqué and freestyle machine embroidery making artwork inspired by the coast and countryside.

"My aim is to capture the beauty and special qualities of the landscape, and encourage others to cherish and protect this heritage."

Email: lovetextiles@yahoo.co.uk


Norma Burke Artist

 Artist Norma Burke, has had the chance to indulge in her love of art since retiring.

 Daily walks on the beach near her home at Whitley Bay, North Tyneside provide much of her inspiration

She paints mainly in acrylic on canvas, giving her the colour and textures in her work.

Email norma-art@hotmail.com


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Tyneside-based artist Barrie James is one of the UK's top caricaturists. He can be hired for special occasions, including weddings, birthdays and corporate events, where he creates caricatures, cartoons and bespoke pieces.

Barrie also provides caricatures from photos for personalised gifts.

Email: barrie@barriejamesart.co.uk



Russel Yates is a painter, based on Tyneside.

He works mostly in acrylics, oils and spray paint, using bold lines and burst of colour. Every piece is a one-off.

A large part of Russell's painting relates to mental health issues, disability and pleasure based on his own personal journey. 

Email: miruart@outlook.com