In the lovely little town of Warkworth with its imposing castle looking down on the high street is the Fenwick Gallery. Owned and run by Dorien and Nicole Fenwick (mother and daughter) there is something here to appeal every one. Whether it is the beautiful art work of landscapes and animals, lovely handmade jewellery or the often quirky ceramics there is a wealth of variety and skill on display. The artwork in our Red Room is all from the Fenwick Gallery.
Mick Oxley’s work is some of the most emotive in this area. His use of not just colour but texture as well adds to the overall “feel” of his paintings. His paintings vary from expanses of seascapes with a tremendous feel of movement, to his landscapes and impressions of local landmarks, many in darker shades alsmost giving the impression of an oncoming storm. We have loved his work since we first saw it and are proud to own a large original as well as two limited edition prints. We cannot recommend visiting this gallery enough.
Only two doors down from Market Cross is the studio/gallery of Olivia Lomenech Gill. Her work is thought provoking and often has a story behind it. Recently she has been known for her illustrations for War Horse and Where My Wellies Take Me by Michael Mulpurgo and is currently working on his latest book. Although more a studio than a gallery you can go to look at the works displayed on the walls (and buy one if you see something you like) and see Olivia at work on her latest project. Olivia has most recently drawn the illustrations for J K Rowlings newest book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them
If you are visiting Bamburgh Castle you should definitely go to the gallery they have on site. Open during the summer months, it showcases the art of Peter Phillips artwork shows the diverse landsacpe of Northumberland as well as some quirkier pieces such as the high street of Bamburgh. There will be something for everyone here.