Peter Quinn RWS, RSW: New Work

Tue – Fri, 10.30am – 5pm; Sat, 11am – 4pm

Preview 23 November, 5 – 7.30pm

Gallagher & Turner

An exhibition of watercolour paintings capturing the colour and character of street life by Royal Watercolour Society and Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour artist, Peter Quinn.

Peter Quinn is an artist who seeks subject matter in the everyday. Through confident draughtsmanship and bright, gem-like colour, he captures the spirit of place. This exhibition of new work takes us on a journey through colourful Venetian waterways, to the cafes, ice cream vans and tabaks around Europe, then back closer to home, to Seahouses Harbour.

As much as formal shapes and arrangements of colour and shade, Peter delights in architectural detailing and mismatch, plant pots, cigarette dispensers, washing lines and passers-by.

Peter graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1986, and now lives in Newcastle upon Tyne. He has a doctorate from the University of Sunderland, has written on the art of the North East of England and is the current Chair of the Bewick Society. He is a member of the Royal Watercolour Society, with whom he has shown at the Bankside Gallery since 1999, when he was an award winner; and in 1995 won the Armour Award for an outstanding watercolour at the Royal Glasgow Institute.

This year, Peter has been invited join the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour. He exhibits in Newcastle, Glasgow,
Malta and London.

All works are for sale.

30 St Mary’s Place Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7PQ

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24 November 2023—27 January 2024


  • Tue 10.30am – 5pm
  • Wed 10.30am – 5pm
  • Thu 10.30am – 5pm
  • Fri 10.30am – 5pm
  • Sat 11am – 4pm
  • Large-format print
  • We have ground floor access but there is a step at the front door: we will happily offer support if needed.
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