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War, Birds, Artefacts and More

Newcastle-based artist Simon Terry casts his arty gaze over a wide-range of subjects in a new show in Gateshead.

It’s a mystery to me why some artists only concentrate on one type of subject matter. I’ve no such qualms with Simon Terry, however, as his work takes in everything from wildlife to museum displays to World War II imagery with everything in-between. Simon says of his work: “All very eclectic as I have always been interested in using disparate sources, and often combine these within one painting. To depict the character of these different sources I tend to paint realistically. I have been influenced by British Pop Artists, especially Blake and Caulfield, and the British Neo-Romantics such as Nash, Sutherland and Ravillious.” And those influences are in full-effect at this stunning show, which is a culmination of 10 years of work. GM

Simon Terry, until 18 June, The Gallery, Gateshead Central Library. gateshead.gov.uk/gatesheadalive