Sunday, 9 January 2011

L.S. Lowry

The artist L.S.Lowry visited Berwick whenever he could, staying in the Castle Hotel beside the railway station. Lowry visited Berwick many times from the mid-1930's until 1974. Often he would take the small paddle steamer ferry from Berwick across to Spital where he would set up his easel and paint. The Berwick Lowry Trail identifies the sites of eighteen of his finest paintings and drawings of the town and allows you to follow in his footsteps and stand where he painted. A leaflet about the trail is available in the Town’s tourist office. In all Lowry produced more than thirty drawings and paintings of the Berwick area. When staying in the Castle Inn he developed a bit of a soft spot for the receptionist and often gave her little pencil or charcoal drawings. Unfortunately she was not impressed and threw them away! Have a great day.

1 comment:

  1. I didn't realise that Lowry had frequently visited Berwick. I only ever associated him with the industrial towns of the north.
    I often use his paintings with my pupils, as a starter for creative writing!
    Shame that lady threw away his drawings!!! Mind you there were plenty of people who were not impressed with his art!!


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