LANDSCAPE paintings by a geography teacher are to go on display yards from Durham Cathedral.

John Renshaw, a teacher at Durham School, took up painting as a hobby and is now part of a class in Framwellgate Moor.

Today (Wednesday, May 1), he was hanging around 30 watercolour paintings which together make up his new exhibition at Cafe on the Green, formerly the Almshouses cafe, on Palace Green, Durham City.

The exhibition opens on Friday, May 3, and will run until Friday, May 31.

It includes landscapes and townscapes, mostly from around the North-East. All have been painted over the last two years.

Mr Renshaw, 57, of Neville’s Cross, has previously exhibited at Durham School, Durham University’s Botanic Garden and at the Durham Light Infantry Museum and Durham Art Gallery.

He describes his style as loose, free and impressionistic and his works often include contrast between light and dark.

The exhibition is free to view and will be open daily from 9am to 5pm. All the paintings will be available to buy, with prices ranging from £50 to £100.