Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2019. Episode 5, Tyne Bridge, Newcastle

I was selected to participate in the Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2019. It was a wonderful day of painting plein aire in a pod with 8 other contestants. I can now show my picture of the day as the programme has aired and can still be seen on Sky Arts channel.

I used collage to create the picture and was pleased with the result in four hours. I brought the picture back to the studio and couldn’t help creating a more refined crisp collage from the observations on the day. I was able to review my colour palette and find a more refined way of describing the bridge.

Plein aire drawing for the collage in the competition.
Collage created on the competition day.
The studio version of the collage created after the competition

If you would like to see how the picture developed in the show the timelapse of the collage can be seen at