About this picture
A delightful watercolour painting of the historic village of Blanchland by Richard Hobson.
This beautifully observed painting shows all the hallmarks of a fine draughtsman. Blanchland was one of Hobson’s favourite painting locations.
The painting shows the famous hotel in the centre of Blanchland, The Lord Crewe Arms.
signed bottom left and dated ’70’
Image size: 25.5 cms x 38.5 cms Framed size: 40 cms x 53 cms
About the artist
Richard HOBSON (1945-2004)
Hobson began his career designing furniture and interiors in London before returning to Newcastle, undertaking similar roles for Swan Hunter’s Shipyard in the late 1960s.
He went on to study the Conservation of Easel Painting at Gateshead College, becoming Conservator at the Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, a position he held for 31 years alongside his successful career as a professional artist.
A major exhibition of his industrial paintings went on show at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle in winter 2016.