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Seaside special

The Granary Gallery in Berwick are taking a deep dive into the work that LS Lowry made on his many visits to Northumberland coastal areas.

Of course, Lowry was best known for the many industrial paintings he made of Manchester and surrounding areas, but he also began visiting the north-east in the 1930s and would make regular return visits to the region right up until his death in 1976. He was fascinated by the sea – and seaside towns – and once commented: “I have been fond of the sea all my life, how wonderful it is, yet how terrible it is.” This tension can be seen in many of these works and 20 of them are on show at this exhibition including ‘On the Sands’, pictured. There will be oil paintings, as well as drawings in pastel, charcoal and pencil, both from public and private collections.

Lowry and the Sea, until 13 October, The Granary Gallery, Berwick, maltingsberwick.co.uk

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