The vintage art of Sally Latimer celebrates the beauty of the North East

PUBLISHED: 11:43 25 February 2013 | UPDATED: 22:20 26 February 2013

Sally Latimer

Sally Latimer

Alnwick artist's new work celebrates the beauty of the North East

Artist Sally Latimer created these mugs, bags and posters after she returned to the North East and moved to Alnwick. Her Northern Section range was inspired by vintage railway posters and time spent in Barter Books, the bookshop housed in the towns former railway station.

Sally, who was born in Whitburn and has since lived in Devon, Italy, London and Edinburgh, moved back to the North East almost three years ago. The mother-of-two said: I wanted to create big, bold images in bright contemporary colours which mirrored the elegance and style of posters from the heyday of railway advertisements, in the 1920s and 30s.

Northumberland has a wealth of beautiful and inspiring locations and has a very special and distinctive atmosphere, with its huge skies and dramatic vistas.

I wanted to produce something that would celebrate how fortunate we are to live in the area, and to try and capture that beauty for both Northumbrians and visitors alike.

The range includes high quality bone china mugs and eco-friendly canvas bags, and all Sallys designs are hand painted with the posters produced by printers in Northumberland. She now has plans to create posters and gifts showing other locations around the North East.

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