The top of this truncated lane exits onto Palace Green. Short summary of Durham Cathedral from Court Inn This pine wood forms the backdrop to the artist's garden. This church with it's Romanesque tower dating back to the 13th century, sits at the highest elevation in the village. The covered seating gives shelter and great views down the coast to Teesport to the weary traveller. This interesting bay window faces onto Palace Green.
Founded by Elizabeth the First in 1571 for the education of the clergy, the College alumni include T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) and twice British Prime Minister, Harold Wilson . This image was taken prior to shading in the figures. Those interested in purchasing should contact Stuart for an updated image.
The magnificent castle and Cathedral dominate the skyline above the river on a bitterly cold winters day. The medieval rose window as seen from the Bailey was installed by the Architect James Wyatt in the 18th century ostensibly to replace an original 13th century example. I loved the almost abstact quality of the domes in this view. However, we certainly didn't enjoy the long and vertiginous hike from the port to see! them! I always wondered what lay behind the imposing Castle Gatehouse. And so I sneaked into the courtyard one sunny afternoon in the hope of taking a few snaps for later use. I was quickly discovered by a security guard who after a gentle reprimand, escorted me back to the gate. This ancient water tower is situated in the College precinct between the Chorister School and former Cathedral Kitchen. This commissioned painting was produced to commemorate the passing of a Durham man who's ashes were deposited in the river in 2019. This the third of the Villa Cimbrone paintings depicts a sunny hidden cloister with charming twisted columns.  The entrance to the castle on a bright autumn afternoon. I loved my original version of this painting so much, that I decided to give it another go in order to kick start a new series for my 2016 exhibition.

Stuart Fisher Watercolours

Artist and award winning designer Stuart Fisher has exhibited his watercolour paintings across the region and as far south as Bath’s prestigious Rooksmoor Gallery. Shortly after his birth in Nuneaton Warwickshire in 1954, Stuart's parents moved to Peterlee New Town where he still lives today with his wife Anne.

Stuart believes that a large section of the art buying public are poorly served by the art market and are hungry for the return of traditional painting. He therefore specialises in the production of architectural watercolours within which he aims to imbue the atmospheric ambiance typical of Turner with the technical brilliance of his artistic hero, Sir William Russell Flint.

A career in architecture spanning almost 34 years culminated with his multi award winning design for Durham City's Science Learning Centre North East. This was followed in 2005 by what he terms 'an escape from the tyranny of the right angle' and the subsequent launch of his professional artistic career early in 2010





Original Watercolours for Sale

I was fascinated by this giant mechanism during a trip up the Thames in 2019.

The Thames Barrier
Watercolour
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The Cathedral Central Tower can be seen behind the Church of St Mary's The Less which was founded in 1140 and was principally for the soldiers of the garrison which manned the city walls.

Durham Cathedral, St Mary's The Less
watercolour
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