Seascape artist Lizzie McCorquodale heading for the hills

THIS coming weekend offers the last chance to see an exhibition by seascape artist Lizzie McCorquodale.

Lizzie McCorquodale

THIS coming weekend offers the last chance to see an exhibition by seascape artist Lizzie McCorquodale.

The Crossing Borders Art Weekend marks something of a turning point for Lizzie, who, after finding inspiration from the sea, is now heading off to the hills.

The artist is moving next week to live near Wooler, where she expects to be just as inspired in her work by the atmospheric surroundings.

Until now, she’s been busily at work capturing the Northumberland coast and Holy Island which she can see from her window.

She’ll be exhibiting her sea paintings, as part of the Crossing Borders event, from Friday to Sunday in the setting in her studio in Cheswick near Berwick.

She’s been painting there for the past six years and visitors will be able to see examples of both her large paintings, full of energy and movement in the sea, and her smaller, calmer scenes of views from Cheswick beach towards Holy Island.

Her work has been bought by people from across the UK as well as in Cyprus and Spain.

She says: “This year I have been trying to capture the different moods and colours of the sea and sky.

“I like to use the paint’s watery qualities, before it dries, to depict the movement of the water and waves.

“I find the skies constantly inspiring and feel very lucky to have lived here on the north Northumberland coast where there are so many big, dramatic moments.”

On moving west, to her new home in the shadow of the Cheviot Hills, she thinks her work will take on new influences.

“I am not worried about the move away from the sea as living near the hills will be equally inspiring with Northumberland’s moody and impressive skies overhead.”

The Crossing Borders Art Trail offers art lovers a chance to meet, and buy from, dozens of artists and craft makers from throughout the Borders and north Northumberland

Lizzie’s studio, at East House, Cheswick, near Goswick, Berwick, will be open from10am-5pm from Friday to Sunday.

For information visit www.crossing-borders.org.uk or call 01289 387480. Visit www.lizziemccorquodale.com to see more examples of Lizzie’s paintings.

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