Teacher’s hidden art to go on show

The unknown artwork of a former teacher that was discovered after he passed away this year will go on show this weekend.

When Ashington teacher Desmond ‘Des’ Hudson passed away, his family were amazed to find more than 100 watercolour paintings hidden away in a cupboard under the stairs.

David Sinclair, who has helped organise the exhibition, said: “The images portray Des’ deep love for Northumberland.

“We’re calling the exhibition: From Under The Stairs, Des Hudson 1926-2015, and this treasure hoard of paintings will be on display from this weekend.

“Des was a well-liked teacher in Ashington for decades so we’re hoping for a big local turn out.”

The paintings include famous scenes from across the county, like Bamburgh Castle and Dunstanburgh Castle.

From Under the Stairs, Des Hudson, will be on display from Saturday, September 5, at The Little Gem Arts and Crafts Gallery, Woodhorn Lane, Newbiggin.

The exhibition will be open from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and 11 to 4pm on Sunday.

The show is free, with free parking and everyone is welcome to attend.