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 info@loveartnortheast.co.uk

Click on the artists' links to visit their websites, studios and shops.


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, creating her bold, energetic, semi-abstract works using multiple layers and expressive mark making. Annie is available for commissions and also creates smaller pieces for sale.

Email: rubyannied@icloud.com


Textile artist Donna Cheshire specialises in appliqué and freestyle machine embroidery making artwork inspired by the coastal and landscape features of Great Britain.

"My aim is to capture the beauty and special qualities of the landscape, drawing attention to the rich variety of scenery to be found here and encourage others to cherish and protect this heritage."

Email: lovetextiles@yahoo.co.uk


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....the ripples, channels and indents the sea gives up to land.

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


Glass Artist Karen Griffiths has been working with glass for a decade from her studio at North Shields. She's often commissioned to create bespoke pieces. One of them 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.

Email: karensglassart@aol.com


 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

"The colours and mood of the ever-changing waves and light are fantastic". 

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

Email norma-art@hotmail.com


Photographer Phil Benton specialises in landscapes, landmarks and wildlife.

Based in Gateshead,  ill health led him to take up photography as a hobby. He went on to win a number of prizes for his pictures and to eventually set up a business. Phil now sells his work, gives talks to camera clubs, restores old photographs and works on commissions.

Email: phil@philbentonphotography.com


Self-taught artist Josie Nichol has been painting for over 24 years. She gets most of her inspiration for her sea and landscapes, from the region's coastline 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 to create a homeware gift range

Email: jl_nichol@hotmail.com


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


Artist Ray Quickfall is a self taught.

 He received a BA in find 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 also uses oils and acrylics. 

Email: alacart@hotmail.co.uk


If you're an artist or maker and would like to join any of our Studios please message us via the contact page to find out more.


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

Based on the North East coast at Whitley Bay, she takes much of her inspiration from the surrounding landscape. Its sharp craggy features, soft moss, heather, cup and ring marks, the moon and sacred symbols. "My work is about the feeling of a place, a time, or a memory", she says.

Email: jq@quinnjacqueline.co.uk


If you're an artist or maker and would like to join any of our Studios please message us via the contact page to find out more.

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