New to the Gallery we have Painter Jac Seery Howard who lives on the Durham coast.

After a 30 year career teaching art, she has now retired to become a full time art practitioner with a diverse range of skills. It was Jac’s life studies in watercolour and graphite that caught our attention and we are pleased to be displaying a series of these works. The studies show a skilled simplicity of using line and brush.

Jac says: ‘ It does me good to strip away all the complicated materials and processes and get into the life studio with only a model paper and brushes. Drawing involves looking, looking helps you see, and seeing evokes wonder’