Spennymoor Town Council

Edwin Blackburn



Established as a marine artist, his work is in private collections throughout the UK and numerous countries worldwide. The late 1990’s extended his local and British interest to include American maritime history, East coast whaling ships, West coast lumber schooners. This resulted in Edwin’s work being sold via Christie’s Maritime Auction in New York.

Edwin’s work displays attention to detail and an understanding of the maritime genre. He still retains some interest in landscapes but is happiest painting the sea and coastline, rivers, and the vessels that inhabit them. He enjoys the research and challenge that is required to portray ships, capturing water and its movement, reflected light and the ever changing mood of the weather, the crucial elements of marine painting.

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The town of Spennymoor, and the villages of Byers Green, Kirk Merrington and Tudhoe, are in the North East of England, situated on high land above the south side of the Wear Valley between the City of Durham and Bishop Auckland.

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Spennymoor Town Council,
Town Hall,
County Durham.
DL16 6DG