Welcome to my website where I show a selection of my work. In recent years I have drawn inspiration from the harbour of Amble and its surroundings on the Northumberland coast and more recently from the sheltered Isle of Bute on the west coast of Scotland. I like to draw, paint and print to produce abstract and figurative images.

Last year (2018) was a busy one for exhibiting. I had work selected for the 'Ocean' exhibition at Woodhorn, Ashington and had solo exhibitions at the Alnwick Playhouse, the Coquetdale Gallery and the Newbiggin Maritime Centre.

This year I have again had work selected for the Woodhorn exhibition 'Into the Woods', and have exhibited at the Amble Puffin Festival. You might be interested to see an article about my work in this August's 'The Northumbrian'.

I am now exploring new ideas and places and plan to exhibit next July at Newbiggin.

My exhibition at Newbiggin Maritime Centre called 'Exploring Places, Discovering Styles' will now take place from 1 November 2020 - 3 January 2021

NEW EVENT 4-6 August 2022. 'Towards the Light', an exhibition at the Bank of Ideas, Isle of Bute (see poster). A personal exploration of lockdown through text and painting, inviting you to reflect upon and share your own experiences of this time.

The above exhibition on the Isle of Bute proved to be very interesting, with many people sharing all sorts of different experiences, prompted by my paintings. Some of the feedback can be seen on www.buteislandalliance.org.uk

FINAL EVENT for 2022 - ' All Mixed Up!' Exhibition of past and current work. Isle of Bute, boats/harbours, still life, abstracts. Bank of Ideas, Isle of Bute, 27Nov-2Dec 2022 10am-4pm

NEW EVENT 22-23 July 2023 10-5pm
Come and see me at the Isle of Bute Studio Trail.! Venues on line.

Feb 2024 . I had a painting, 'The Price of Fish', selected for the Northumberland Open which is currently running at the Woodhorn Colliery Museum, Ashington. This referenced the previous thriving fishing industry, the present, maybe transitory ,tourism trade and the uncertain future ahead, in the form of the unworldly couple walking towards a bright haze. Obvious nod to climate change and depletion of fish. All painted in cheerful colours!
NEXT EVENT. Isle of Bute studio trail 20-21 July 2024. See online brochure for details.

Larraine Duquemin