Truenorth studio opens in North Northumberland
PUBLISHED: 08:35 03 May 2010 | UPDATED: 17:07 20 February 2013
A holiday visit convinced artists David Green and Ann Bushell to change direction
A unique artistic duo have opened a stunning studio with spectacular coastal and country views of Northumberland to showcase their paintings, photographs and sculptures. The Truenorth studio in the north of the county, opposite the A1 turn-off to Holy Island, is run by landscape photographer David Green and partner Ann Bushell, a watercolour artist and sculptor. It is in the grounds of their picturesque cottage near the tiny hamlet of Kentstone and marks a landmark milestone for David and Ann, who were so impressed with the dramatic natural environment of Englands most northerly county that they moved from the Yorkshire Dales to set-up business here some three years ago. David, a former geography teacher, is a traditional photographer who uses slide film only.
Everything is converted from slides into stunning images for greeting cards, calendars and prints. There is no digital work where images can be distorted, altered and manipulated. His landscape photographs feature scenes of Northumberland, Yorkshire and the Lake District. Ann, a fine arts graduate from Sunderland University, produces foundry cast bronze animal sculptures which are in numbered limited editions only. The majority of Anns work is for commissioned orders.
Anns watercolour paintings range from dogs, cats and horses to farm livestock and machinery.
David said: We came to Holy Island on holiday and were so taken by the wonderful scenery and empty roads,
that we decided to set up home and business here.
Northumberland is a magical county with an ever-changing environment that offers spectacular opportunities for stunning photographs. The opening of the studio is a huge step forward for us. At last we have a place where we can work as well as welcome visitors.
It is certainly a big change from the confines of the cottage and apart from being light, airy and spacious, it has the added bonus of having spectacular far reaching views of the countys coast and countryside.
We hope it will be an added
attraction to the artistic landscape of Northumberland. Ann, says that Englands most northerly county is a haven of tranquility. Northumberland
is an inspirational backdrop. It may be peaceful and quiet but there is also a lot going on to make it the perfect setting for creative work.
We absolutely love it here and consider it our adopted home.
The Studio is open to visitors most days, except when David and Ann are away exhibiting at shows. Up to July they are exhibiting at The Royal Highland Show 24 - 27 June The Great Yorkshire Show 13 - 15 July
Other events will be added to the list on www.annbushell.co.uk Telephone 01289 381355, mobile 07811 275256 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for opening times.