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Walter Holmes (b.1936)
Royal Navy Frigate moored on the River Tyne at Newcastle



Walter Holmes (b.1936)

The Wallington Gallery welcomes Walter Holmes.

Walter is now providing paintings unique to The Wallington Gallery web site and to hang in the gallery. 

As a native of Northumbria, Walter Holmes has a wide knowledge of the area, especially the coastline and rivers, the sandy beaches (e.g. Tynemouth, Embleton etc), the rocky headlands, (Dunstanburgh), the castles, (Bamburgh, Alnwick, Lindisfarne), the fishing harbours, (North Shields, Seaton Sluice, Craster, Seahouses).

Apart from a few years in London, Walter has always lived in the North East (Wallsend, Whitley Bay and now Ponteland). He knew the local rivers, Tyne, Wear, Blyth and Coquet when they bustled with the old industries of ship-building and repairing - tugs pushing big ships around, colliers moored at staithes and fishing boats, even quite big trawlers, at North Shields.

His drawings cover the period of decline and redevelopment, especially of the Tyne at Newcastle and Gateshead with the Millennium Bridge and the Sage blending in with the older quayside buildings and Tyne bridges to which the Cutty Sark Tall Ships events have added colour since the mid 1980's. 

Other paintings by this artist:

  • Tall Ship in Charlestown Harbour, Cornwall
  • North Shields Fish Quay
  • The Sailing Ship Cuidad De Inca and The Marques at the Quayside, Newcastle
  • The Tyne
  • Bamburgh Castle, Evening
  • Newton by the Sea and Dunstanburgh
  • Seahouses
  • Newcastle Bridges, Fireworks
  • Violinist Tuning
  • Cullercoats Bay, Northumberland
  • View from Mariner's Point, Tynemouth
  • Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland
  • Minehunter on the Tyne
  • Roman Wall at Crag Lough, Winters Evening
  • Tall Ship on the Tyne with Swing Bridge and High Level
  • Sunderland. Looking West along the River Wear
  • The Spanish Tall Ship 'Cuidad de Inca at the Quayside, Newcastle
  • Lindisfarne Castle, Northumberland
  • Sunset on the River Tyne
  • North Shields and Low Lights
  • Danmark,Leaving the Tyne
  • Fishing Boats, North Shields
  • Corbridge, Northumberland
  • Tynemouth
  • Seahouses, Northumberland
  • Warkworth Castle
  • Tall Ship entering the Tyne 1986
  • Corbridge, Northumberland
  • Hexham, Northumberland
  • Craster Village, Northumberland
  • Hexham Abbey
  • Marsden Rock
  • Alnmouth, Sunset
  • Bamburgh, Evening
  • Beadnell
  • Crag Lough, Winter
  • Shipping off Smith's Dock, 1970's
  • Snow at North Shields 1960's
  • Tall Ships, Tower Bridge, London
  • Tynemouth Priory
  • A Stroll on Tynemouth Sands
  • The Tall Ships on The Tyne
  • Boats moored at Seahouses Harbour

Artwork Tags: Marine | Northumbrian | Pastel | Townscape

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