South Shields born artist Ron Thornton will be signing copies of his highly successful book 'The River Tyne-from sea to source' during a 'Wine & Sign' evening at the Central Library in South Shields next Wednesday (12th March).
Everyone is invited to go along on the 12th March between 7.00 and 9.00, view the paintings, meet the artist, have a glass of wine and buy a signed copy of the book.
The exhibition of 75 original watercolour paintings on which the book is based ran very successfully at Bede's World in November and December last year and the first print run of 3,000 copies of the book sold out in less than a fortnight after going on sale in November.
A further 3,000 copies have been printed and distributed to booksellers in the area including the Central Library in South Shields, where copies of the book, with a foreword by Robson Green, are now on sale at £16.99.
Also featured in the Library is a small selection of paintings from the original exhibition. These can be seen in the Café area on the lower ground floor of the library between 9.30-3.30 Monday to Friday and 9.30-12.30 on Saturday. The exhibition runs until Saturday 15th March with selected prints available for purchase.
For further details contact Hildred Whale on 424 7865.