An exhibition of all 52 original paintings from Ron's new book of the North East coastline coupled with appearances by Ron and book signing will take place from the 14th to the 19th December 2009 at Newcastle City Library. The paintings will then continue to be shown at selected galleries throughout the North over the following months. For further details contact Ron's daughter Wendy on 07967 972827.

Book Signings

Book signings are scheduled in Tynedale on October 31st 2009 at 11am at The Forum Bookshop in Corbridge and at 1.30 pm at Cogito Bookshop in Hexham. The Albert Edward Club in Hexham will also host a signing between 7.30 and 9 pm on 2nd November. A further schedule of book signing opportunities for Ron is being organised throughout the Northumbria and Yorkshire region in the run up to Christmas. Email to find out where your nearest signing is.

Meet the Artist

An evening of Ron in conversation with John Grundy, historian and broadcaster, will take place at South Shields library on the 28th October 2009 from 7.30pm. This will also be an opportunity to buy signed copies of Ron's new book: "A Coastal Voyage in Watercolour - The Borders to the Humber" and view some of the original paintings from the book.

RW Thornton videos available to buy

Ever wanted to take up painting but never known where to start?
Ron Thornton's 'Winning with Watercolours' series of DVD's is now available to purchase. Ron explains the tips, tricks and techniques behind creating stunning watercolours.
For more details see the DVD page of this site.