Allendale Forge Studios
Market Place
Allendale Town
NE47 9BD

October 2017

Haydon Local Artists show

Haydon Bridge Community Centre
Ratcliffe Road
Haydon Bridge

Sunday 25th June to Saturday 1st July 2017

Portraits of the Syrian crisis

B & D Studios
Floor 3 Commercial Union House
Pilgrim Street
Newcastle upon Tyne

Saturday 3rd June to Sunday 30th July 2017


The Allendale Forge Exhibition was my first solo exhibition, and it went well. I sold six paintings, including one to Christina Mingard an artist I admire.

Some remarks from the exhibition:

“Really beautiful colours. My fave is the leaves.”

“Wonderful colour and subject matter.”

“Beautiful work – such an evocative colour tableaux. Well done on a delightful and inspiring exhibition!”

The Allendale Forge is in the heart of Allendale, a village in the foothills of the Pennines, known for its Tar Barrel New Year’s celebrations. The Allendale Forge Studios have a shop with products made by local artists and crafts people, and a welcoming tea room.

This is an annual community art show in Haydon Bridge, organized by the Haydon Art Group. Haydon Bridge is the home of 19th Century artist John Martin who enjoyed significant influence in the art world of his time: The Haydon Bridge community, being proud of this son of the village, holds an exhibition of the work of local artists every year.

This was a collaborative exhibition to raise awareness for the Refugee Aid Network (RAN)

The lead artist was Lindsay Harley.