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NEWS

February 12, 2018

HOUSE OF SMUDGE IS NOW OPEN!

Around a decade ago he began exhibiting and selling work at venues like the McGuinness Gallery at Bishop Auckland Town Hall, The Bob Abley Art Gallery at Spennymoor Town Hall, Spennymoor Settlement and Discovery Museum in Newcastle. His work also hangs in the four-star Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham.

February 10, 2018

THE GRAND OPENING OF THE HOUSE OF SMUDGE

Exciting news is coming! We are proud to announce the grand opening of the House of Smudge, art gallery and preview exhibition at 46 Fore Bondgate, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7PE. On display will be a variety of originals, prints, limited-edition runs, greeting cards and much more! Please check back later to see further developments!

October 14, 2015

RAMSIDE HALL HOTEL COMMISSION

ARTWORK by a council handyman is adorning the walls of one of the region’s top hotels after its owner spotted his talent in an exhibition.

When John Adamson, of the four star-rated Ramside Hall Hotel, near Durham City, saw an exhibition of John Smith’s work he was instantly impressed.

March 21, 2015

ARTISTIC TRIBUTE TO SCHOOL

TWO artists have produced their own tributes, in very different styles, to a beloved school building following its demolition.

John Smith and Neil Grayson both used their creative talents to commemorate the former Tudhoe Grange School, in Spennymoor, County Durham, after it was pulled down last month.

October 07, 2012

THE MAKING OF SMUDGE

By day, he works for the council. By night, he caresses canvas with his artist’s brush. Rachel Meek meets an up-and-coming artist whose paintings conjure up memories of life on the streets of the North-East

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