Artist Walter Holmes studied geophysics at London's Imperial College in the late 50's, but art was his real love.. He had his first solo exhibition in his native North East of England in 1971 and became a full-time artist almost a decade later after quitting his "proper" job.

Since then his work has been exhibited across the UK and is held in private collections around the world.

Walter says his paintings are the narrative of a life-long obsession with light and how it impacts on everything around us, from foliage to stone, on water, cloud and haze.

See more of Walter's work below. Click each image to open and enlarge.

If you're interested in any of these pieces please email telephone 01661 801302 or visit

Bolam Sunset l

Bolam Sunrise 

Sunrise at Bolam Lake in Northumberland. The light captured beautifully in this pastel and gouache. 

Corbridge - Oil on Canvas


Pretty piece in pastel of the well-known church at the centre of Corbridge in Northumberland.

Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle

This vibrant acrylic is the view of the castle from the road at Bamburgh in Northumberland. 

Bamburgh Beach

Bamburgh Beach

This gorgeous pastel painting of Bamburgh Beach with its famous castle.

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Marsden Bay_

Marsden Bay

Pastel of the beach and rocks at Marsden Bay, South Shields.

Seaton Sluice

Seaton Sluice

This pastel capturing the light and the colourful boats often moored at this Northumberland spot.


Grey Street Pigeons

Line and wash piece by Walter of the ever-present pigeons in Newcastle's hub


Cullercoats Cliff House

Cullercoats Cliff House

This pastel piece of Cliff House at Cullercoats on Tyneside.

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Durham from Prebend's Bridge

Durham from Prebends' Bridge

A view in oil of Durham Cathedral, which is a world heritage site.

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