Pen9 Ink & Acrylic

Doug and Emma created Pen9 Ink and Acrylic together, making original art inspired by the beautiful Allen Valleys, where they live, its countryside, buildings and wildlife.


Emma crafts hand-painted acrylic slate signs - for everything from hen houses to homes to 'man caves'. She also uses acrylics to paint pebbles, often drawing inspiration from her favourite animals, including otters, cats, dogs and chickens. Both her slate signs and painted pebbles are varnished and waterproof and can be made to order. They can be seen on display in local businesses and friends' and family members' homes.


Doug is passionate about the wildlife and history of the North Pennines and creates original, one-of-a-kind pen and ink drawings inspired by the beauty around him.

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