Altogether Lowry produced a fascinating group of more
than thirty drawings and paintings of the Berwick area. These
successfully convey variations in the mood of Britain's most popular
artist and range from familiar, busy, enclosed street and yard scenes (8
and 12) to composite panoramic 'dreamscapes' (13) ; from stern
symmetrical architectural compositions (9) to joyous beach scenes (5 and
16); from slight, smudged, pencil sketches of milling crowds (7) to
boldly outlined, careful drawings of derelict industrial buildings (1).
Berwick-upon-Tweed, in short, inspired some of L S Lowry's most
interesting, finest works .
Copyright Edwin Bowes 2003