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.
Our Studios are great places for artists to get together too, because with so many venues closed and events cancelled, it's never been more important to strengthen creative communities.
Please visit our Artists' Studios in other areas, including Northumberland/Scottish Borders and Durham/Teesside/Yorkshire.
If you're interested in joining our Studios please get in touch via our Contact page or email
Click on the artists' photographs to open their Tin Shed page to see more of their work or visit their websites, studios and shops via the link in the button.
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."
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.
Roger Dobson's paintings often portray a person....or two. Some are real and others fictional. His individual style leads into a whimsical world mixed with underlying poignancy.
Roger has exhibited at the Royal Academy of Art Summer Exhibition 2018, and also at the Royal Scottish Academy
of Art Open Exhibition 2018.
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.
Judith Davies, who is based at Lime Street Studios, in Newcastle, takes her inspiration for her ceramics and artwork 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.
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 her English Garden Collection. A range of floral artworks and homeware gift range
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, especially water and trees.
Karen also teaches fused glass making.
Artist Ray Quickfall is self taught and eventually 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join us for just £25 a year and be part of our growing community of artists. You'll be listed here with link to your own website or shop, take part in two of our online art fairs for free, stage online exhibitions, share your news and features in our Spotlight On section, have your work shared across our social media pages and get priority booking for our other events.
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.
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 to camera clubs, restores old photographs and works on commissions.