Centre of Britain Hotel & Restaurant, Main Sreet, Haltwhistle, Northumberland NE49 0BH

Tel: 01434 322 422  Fax: 01434 322 655  Email: manager@centre-of-britain.org.uk

ARTISTS AT THE CENTRE OF BRITAIN

SIMON TERRY

A longstanding friend of the Centre of Britain, Simon has given many lecture sessions

on art and artists  at our residential study weekends. He is based at Felton,

Northumberland and is a part time lecturer in Art and Art History in sites

throughout  the County, and  is now teaching basic lino printing.  He has  prints in

Galleries, in Alnmouth and Hexham. Simon is a regular guest instructor at the

prestigious Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

When we opened the Hotel, Simon was commissioned by us to create the Triptych

on the long wall in the Garden Suite.  Each painting in the triptych is a collage

depicting the three great epochs of the town's history:-

 

            ROMAN    REIVER      INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION.   

Finally, the fourth, large painting was commissioned with the remit to show how the past epochs now combine to present, perhaps the best basis for the future, new epoch of Haltwhistle as a tourism objective, appealing to visitors from all over world.

Not aiming to depict any particular scene, the painting combines symbolic architectural, historic and landscape features of Haltwhistle and the surrounding area.