Artist in Residence appointed for 2022/23

Colin LawsonNews

Durham Regatta is pleased to welcome Linda Birch as its new Artist in Residence, a position she will hold for 2022 and 2023.

The appointment provides an opportunity for a local artist working in any medium to pursue a more active career while enabling us to build up a non-photographic archive which can be displayed and published on the Regatta website, thus promoting interest both in the work of the artist and in the Regatta as a whole.

Based in Hamsterley Linda has a wealth of experience as a painter, author, tutor and illustrator, and enjoys working in a range of media, oils, watercolours, acrylics and pastels. She also writes for Leisure Painter magazine and teaches residential courses at Higham Hall in the Lake District.

Examples of Linda’s work are shown below.