Poster Winner

Luke McTaggart

Luke is a landscape painter from Amble, Northumberland. He is currently in his final year of study for a BA in Fine Art at Northumbria University, Newcastle. Luke won the poster winning artist in 2020, but then owing to Covid pandemic, the festival was cancelled. So, we are delighted to have Luke’s painting of Alnmouth adorning our poster for this year’s festival … and of course Luke will be exhibiting his work on 18th & 19th June 2022.

Luke’s subject matter is the landscape in and around his home town, Amble. With a strong attention towards light and atmosphere Luke aims to create paintings steeped in a sense of place and the specifics of a location. He says ‘As I delve deeper into the medium of landscape painting I find that more and more I am not seeking to recreate the mere appearance of a place but an approximation of how it really feels to be there.’

Find out more about Luke and his passion for painting by visiting his website. Just follow the link below.