Artist is honoured by iconic display

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An East Durham artist is set to hang his paintings on Durham Cathedral’s walls for the fourth year.

Stuart Fisher, 60, from Peterlee, has had the “honour” of exhibiting his work in the landmark church for the last three years.

Now he will reveal 16 new works in the Galilee Chapel.

“It is a great honour to have work exhibited at the Cathedral,” he said.

“And that they keep asking me back.

“I have been working on it for the whole of this year – there is a huge amount of work in 15 or 16 pictures – I will be painting right up until the last minute.”

He continued: “The subject matter is different this time in so much that there will be a few images of Venice in water colour and Rome.

“Eight of them will be of the city of Durham and Durham Cathedral, and eight of Durham Cathedral and Italy.

“The first eight will be in sepia and black ink, and the other eight in colour.”

Stuart, who worked as an architect technician at Durham County Council, began a career as a full-time artist about 10 years ago.

Since then his success has grown so much that this exhibition at Durham Cathedral, which will be open for the full month of October, will be attended by Lord Lieutenant of County Durham, Sue Snowdon, and Labour MP for the City of Durham, Roberta Blackman-Woods.

“It is a great honour,” said Stuart.