A SENSE OF PLACE, by Gordon Highmoor. Published by Wanney Books and available from the author, tel: (0191) 281 1116. £20 (+£3 p&p). Softback. 

THIS book offers a comprehensive collection revealing the artist’s paintings and drawings of his native Northumberland. They capture the special atmosphere of the landscapes he has studied over many years and include a series of works completed when he was living in Newbiggin, where he drew people and places, the pit and the pub, children at play and various local characters.