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Bill Hindmarsh (b.1942)
Bere, Ireland

 
Watercolour  9 1/2" x 13 1/2"  Signed (framed)

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Bill Hindmarsh (b.1942)

Bill Hindmarsh has always lived and worked in the North East. He began his working life in the coalfields of Northumberland before moving to Durham; therefore, it is not surprising that he draws inspiration from this. His first success was as an eighteen-year-old apprentice electrician in 1961 when he won a special prize, an easel, at the popular NCB exhibition. His first oil painting was sold to Mathias and Spencer & Sons manufacturers of coal cutting equipment and prints were circulated worldwide.

At this time Bill was asked to join the Ashington Art Group perhaps better known as The Pitman Painters but then as now he prefers to find his own way. This decision to go it alone meant learning the hard way! One major disadvantage may have been slower development in ideas and techniques. However unlike many contemporary followers he still can see when the 'Emperor is without clothes'.

In 2000 he fulfilled his ambition and became a professional artist and has since then exhibited work throughout the region. His work is now in homes across England and a small number in America, Australia, Germany, Ireland and Holland as well as private collections. Local Hospitals, civic bodies and museums have started to buy his work. The House of Lords have purchased two paintings to add to their collection. It has been his work depicting miners that have proved most popular and he is one of a decreasing band of mining artists that still draws on inspiration from his time down the mines.

Bills work is an eclectic mix of subjects and media. Several of his modern minimalist paintings of Northumbria have been obtained by a successful interior designer to complement the restoration of properties. His one man exhibitions include:-

The Botanic Gardens, Durham

National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield

Bishop Auckland Town Hall

Tallantyre of Morpeth

Customs House South Shields

Grey College, Durham University

The Wallington Gallery of Corbridge.


Visit the Bill Hindmarsh website via this link   http://www.williambhindmarsh.co.uk/

Other paintings by this artist:

  • Hunt Tipple
  • Into the Sunlight
  • Grey Street
  • Shepherd On Moore
  • Quayside, Newcastle
  • Durham, Autumn
  • Marras
  • Shift Changeover
  • Washerwomen
  • Start of Shift
  • Keep Me Safe
  • The Fish Lass
  • Long Wall Fillers
  • Seahouses
  • Testing the Roof, Jowling
  • The Hewer
  • The Face Meeting
  • Newcastle Quayside, Sunday Morning
  • The Marble Game
  • The Coal Filler
  • The Stray
  • Killaloe Canal, Co Clare, Ireland
  • Fishing Boats, Connemara, Ireland
  • Dingle Farm, Co Kerry, Ireland
  • Fishing Shed, Staithes
  • Santa Maria Del Salute
  • Canal, Venice
  • Florence
  • Seahouses
  • Morning Mist, Venice
  • Venice Boatyard
  • The Gondoliers,Venice
  • Hewing with early electric lamp
  • The Homecoming
  • Drawing the Goaf
  • Help from the Deputy
  • Jowling
  • Footballers
  • The Durham Miners Gala
  • First Day
  • Elvet Bridge in Winter, Durham
  • Linton Crossing
  • Morning Mist, Durham
  • Owengate, Durham
  • Hewing by Midge Lamp
  • Quayside, Newcastle
  • The Filling Shift
  • The Meeting Station
  • The Coal Filler

Artwork Tags: European | Ireland | Marine | Watercolour

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