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Here at Bridekirk Fine Art, we house a variety of artistic prints. We mainly focus on local Northeast England artists, and they never fail to amaze us with their variety in style and medium. Among our most popular artists are Alan Smith Page and Anthony Marshall. Their work is brilliant and varies in style and location. If you’re looking for high-end artistic prints of these amazing artists, you know where to find them!
The best part about art is delving into the depths of the people behind the art. So, let’s take a stroll down artist lane and learn a little bit about Alan Smith Page and Anthony Marshall, and just what makes them such brilliant artists.
Alan Smith Page is truly an artist to be noted. He has a wide range of art and dabbles in different mediums. His career progressed through interior design and graphic design. In fact, he was so good at it that he was appointed Head of Graphic Design at Newcastle School of Art and Design. It’s all just been uphill ever since! As of 2000, Alan has been identified as a professional artist and his work has been featured in many of the Northeast’s leading galleries.
Alan has a wide range of styles and modes of painting that he works with. He finds himself leaning more towards an impressionist approach, however, he also has a keen interest in the abstract. He has multiple styles of painting, owing to the influence of his background in “commercial art”, where versatility is essential to stay relevant.
He says, "Although I am interested in a variety of subjects such as still life, landscapes and the human form, my fascination with street life and the urban landscape is a major focal point. I simply love painting and drawing everyday activity of people in the City; crowded streets, markets and people shopping. I find constant inspiration from these subjects."
Apart from his clear interest in still life, and figurative drawing and painting, he mostly paints subjects that draw in his interest. Some of his recurring motifs are timber buildings, chaotic boatyards, street scenes, architecture, street furniture, cars, and street signs. All these symbols point to a rich and colourful Northeastern life!
Alan loves to switch it up with his media. He works with both acrylic and water colours. His view of watercolours has always been “fast and loose” compared to his controlled acrylic style, and he says, “Watercolour will do the work for you if you let it”. He reiterates that you shouldn’t be a bully and just leave the watercolours alone to work their magic.
Speaking of magic, many people appreciate Alan Smith page for this exact artistic magic of his. Apart from his work being present in many private collections, his work has also been featured in “The Artist” magazine as well as “The Artists of Northumbria” by Marshall Hall.
Owing to his popularity as an artist, our collection of Alan Smith Page prints happens to be one of the best-selling. Like we mentioned earlier, he sticks to an impressionist style and captures the world around him in this way. Apart from this, he also places a focus on the surreal, giving an amazing mix of magic and reality to anyone who sees his work.
Some of his most remarkable work is featured on our online shop, and you can browse through the collection of Alan Smith Page prints and select one that suits your style. His varying style makes it easy for anyone to pick out a print, because there’s something for everyone in his art.
If you’re interested in pictures and paintings of historical buildings, you’d love the haunting aura of his painting titled “Alnwick Castle”. If you prefer a more surreal and colourful style, you’d do well with a print of “Autumnal Estuary- Byker”. If you love colourful and busy pictures that make more sense as you keep looking at them, you’d fall in love with “Boatyard in Blue” and “Boatyard in Red”. The two distinctions of colours are really what sets these prints apart!
Anthony Marshall was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1952, and now lives in Northumberland with his family. Anthony has been painting for many, many years, but it wasn’t until the early 90’s that he started showcasing his work in exhibits and achieving considerable success.
He’s held several solo exhibitions at Browns Gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne, one of which was sponsored by the Allied Irish Bank. In fact, the bank also has a collection of his work in their Newcastle branch. The University of Northumbria also has a collection of his paintings in their new business centre. His work can also be found in many private collections, including those of the Duchess of Northumberland.
Being a humble artist who’s hungry for knowledge, he is continually developing his understanding of form and colour using Acrylics. This lets him take his painting to the point where he’s satisfied with his initial aims. Though his influences are very diverse, they are strongly grounded in colour.
Anthony Marshall’s work reflects his love of colour and design, and his style reflects a spectrum of Figurative to Landscape. Some of his work is very colourful and abstract in nature, so you’ll find yourself lost in the beauty of his work.
In March of 2003, he travelled to Berlin with members of the Newcastle-Gateshead Initiative to represent the Northeast of England at a massive tourism convention. At this convention, he completed a painting of Tyneside, while it was filmed and broadcasted on local television.
Anthony has always been interested in the figurative, particularly dance. Which is why his paintings leap out and dance with colour. He is very interested in contemporary dance and has focused on the diverse styles of the Harlem Dance Company and modern Flamenco.
In 1999, he became a member of the National Acrylics Painters Association and then won the President’s Award the next year.
Owing to the colourful and abstract nature of his art, Anthony Marshall pictures are among the most popular on our website. The way he plays with colours ensures that there’s an artistic print for pretty much everyone.
We have some of his most amazing work on our online shop, and you can very easily browse through our large collection of Anthony Marshall pictures and pick out one that suits your palette.
If you like figurative and colourful art, you’d love his artistic prints of “Melon Eaters” and “Melon Man”. These prints are very attractive to look at, mixing in figurative with surreal in a lovely blend. If musical prints are what you’re into, his colourful picture titled “Manhattan Quartet” would be perfect for you. If you want a lovely mix of coastal and green art, you’d really like his surreal picture titled “Dunstanburgh- Shoreline Poppies”. If you’re a lover of all things abstract and surreal, you’ll be able to find multiple pictures in one in his piece titled “Dunstanburgh”. This colourful gorgeous print has so many elements to it, all melded together in a beautiful dance of colours.
Now that you know more about two of our very popular artists, we’re sure you’re eager to purchase their prints. You can find anything you like from our wide collection of Alan Smith Page prints and Anthony Marshall pictures. Bridekirk Fine Art is the best option for all your Northeast artistic needs!