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South Moor Lodge Miners Banner Durham Gala 2017

South Moor Lodge Banner

South Moor Lodge Banner ( Durham Miners Gala 2017 ) My little part of my villages history ( Hopefully ) Back in early 2016 after been asked to repaint and restore the original South Moor No.2 lodge banner that is now on display in the local primary school Greenland Community primary. I was approached by the members of a group who had formed on the premise of creating a new banner to be taken to the 2017 Durham Miners Gala. As a life long resident and a South Moor lad been offered the chance to help in the creation of a new banner for my village was a great honor. […]

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Smooth Masonry used to bring magic to primary school, Leyland Paint Case Studies

After Entering a picture in to the Leyland Paints #PaintPotSelfie competition on Twitter i was approached by Leyland paints to ask if i would like to be involved in a Case study of there products. This week the article was published on the website so i thought id share it in this blog. Enjoy   SMOOTH MASONRY USED TO BRING MAGIC TO PRIMARY SCHOOL 21 Jun 2016 County Durham painter Lee Ferry of Custom Artwerk has praised the quality of Leyland Trade’s Truguard Smooth Masonry paint after using it to transform seven plain walls into colourful learning tools at Greenland Community Primary School.   County Durham painter Lee Ferry has […]

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The sky’s the limit ( Local Press )

Custom Artwerk has been helping to raise children’s aspirations as part of a project at their primary school. Youngsters at Shield Row Primary School, near Stanley, have been thinking about what they would like to be when they grow up and the skills they would need to achieve their dreams.Professionals from different jobs have visited the school to deliver talks, including an airline pilot and a yoga instructor.One day, pupils were encouraged to attend school dressed in the uniform of the job they hope to do. Artist Lee Ferry of Custom Artwerk has helped create a display illustrating the children’s hopes and ambitions and this will be updated as they […]

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Subliminal Education (Back To School)

“We are looking for a sign writer.“ Well thats how it started with a phone call from Joseph Swan Academy in Gateshead “Is this something you can do?“ they asked. So what started with adding a bit of sparkle to a unused area of the school suddenly grew in to transforming a rather drab looking school into something that grabs your attention and secretly teaches the pupils without them noticing (Subliminal Education) as I like to call it. Although it started with a quote for a small wall in a exterior part of the school that job was soon put on the back burner and another one took over as […]

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Those Gates (Newcastle United)

 Toon Army Toon Army (NUFC Gates) Ring Ring….. Ring Ring went the phone at 08:30 bit of an early start for a day working from home. Hello… Hi Is that Lee… Yeah sure is what can I do for you?….. Hi this is John were looking for someone who can paint a Newcastle United Crest. So to cut a long story short. I take this call regarding painting the NUFC Crest on some gates, ok I can do that no big deal done a few NUFC crests on walls no big deal but they also want St. James Park picking out in gold on the letters that are already on […]

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Darth Ernest (Street Art)

Well its not every day that you get to paint a 20′ high Sith Lord on a gable end of a Cafe/Bar in the middle of Newcastle’s Art District that is Ouseburn But thanks to the eagle eyes of some dear friends thats exactly what i ended up doing. It really started out as a giggle but became reality after the great north east weather destroyed a Morley poster that the man himself pasted on to the side of Ernest in Ouseburn After seeing a post via the powers of Facebook i commented on the picture that was asking for ideas for new artwork for the side of the building. So […]

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Shutter Speed (Shop Shutter Artwork / Mural)

This was my first venture in shop shutter painting and what a place to start . The Desolate Streets of South Moor……….. (nah seriously im a moor lad born and bread and will always love the place even though its now worse than Mos Esley space port on a bad day) So anyway heres how it came about a good friend Kelly Matthews of mine has a nice little photography business Kelly Matthews Photography  (you would never guess the name would you hahahah) She wanted to bring abit of a sparkle to the shop front, Dropped me a line and i came up with this So we ran it by […]

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