John Newman watercolours


Welcome to my website, I am John Newman . I live in the Noosa hinterland on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast in Australia and draw and paint this beautiful country I live in.

I have a heart for beginners.  Many people have told me that they  tried watercolour painting and gave up as they found it too difficult. It is my intention to produce free short watercolour instructional videos especially for  watercolour novices to help you master this wonderful medium and share in the pleasure it can bring to your life.

For the moment the site is simply a showcase of my work. If there is no size or price near an image it is sold, however please feel free to have a look, I hope you enjoy it.

13 thoughts on “John Newman watercolours”

  1. John, you have been a profound influence and such a marvellous mentor on my art journey. Words can not express my gratitude to both you and your lovely wife Debbie.
    Lisa Jorgensen.

  2. John do you offer prints of your lovely houses? I lived and worked in Brisbane for a few months, and have returned to the USA. Keep up the wonderful work.

  3. Hello
    Where can i see a collection of original paintings please? Do you have a shopfront or online shop with prices? I can’t find your contact page to discuss
    Thanks heaps

    1. Hi Sally, Debbie and I have just moved to New Zealand and are still travelling. We are planning to settle here permanently. I sold up all the work I had in Australia and it will be some months before I am settled enough to start painting again so just at present I cannot offer you anything.
      It is my intention to get a lot smarter with my online marketing to make it easier for people to acquire my work. I will make myself a note to contact you once I am up and running in my new studio.
      Thank you very much for your enquiry
      Best regards John

  4. Hi John, I have just started with the Mary Valley Rattler, we are scheduled to re-open in the first week in December which is very exciting. I have just come across three fabulous pictures of both the Gympie Railway Station and two at Kandanga. I was wondering if we were able to use these pictures and if so do you have them in a higher resolution as I would love to blow them up.

    Please let me know whenever you get a spare minute.

    Kind regards,
    Corinne Mikkelsen

    1. Thanks for your enquiry Corinne. I’m delighted to hear that the Rattler has been able to get sufficient funds to enable it to operate again! In February I moved to live in New Zealand and dumped a few hundred prints including the remaining A4 size stock of four different images of the Mary Valley Rattler. However I gave away to a friend my stock of a few hundred A5 folded letter cards which used to sell well at Kandanga when the Rattler was operational. They are the same four images reduced to card size. I will contact her and see if she is interested in selling them to you wholesale(she has a little shop). They come in a pack of four different images with envelopes and a slip saying how wonderful the artist is. I had to write that myself nobody else could think of anything good to say. My friend or I will be in touch.I have not yet set up my studio but down the track (no pun intended) I could paint some watercolours of the Rattler suitable for prints.
      Cheers John

      1. Hi John. Thank you so much for your response above! I work with Corinne at The Rattler and have a couple of very quick questions I was hoping you could help with. Is there a way I can contact you privately/directly? – Thank you in advance. Michelle

  5. Hi John
    Am interested in purchasing copies of your Townsville drawings. Can you tell if there is a way to order?


  6. Hi John,

    I’d like to speak to you about using one of your paintings on a book cover – please would you email me when you have a moment?

    All best,

  7. Hi john, just wanted to ask if you had done a painting called autumn glory 1968. My great nan had it for years and years and it passed down to my nan who had also looked after it for years. Shes recently passed and now we have this beautiful painting and would love to know if it was your work? 🙂

    1. Thanks for your enquiry Emma, sorry about your Nan also sorry to tell you the painting you mention is not one of mine as I did not begin painting until the late eighties. Good luck with your search. Cheers John

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