These paintings celebrate the institution that was Ayresome Park

 Fandulation Oil 50 x 50 £475  Despite the week you had at work the Boro winning at home was what it was all about. Here a player celebrates his goal in front of the faithful at the Holgate end. Limited edition prints are available on this painting now, price £98.00 which includes postage. The edition is limited to 50

Fandulation Oil 50 x 50 £475

Despite the week you had at work the Boro winning at home was what it was all about. Here a player celebrates his goal in front of the faithful at the Holgate end. Limited edition prints are available on this painting now, price £98.00 which includes postage. The edition is limited to 50

 
 
 C0mmunity Singing in the Holgate End Oil on canvas 50 x 50 £475  You could hear the fans from a long way away especially when the Boro scored

C0mmunity Singing in the Holgate End Oil on canvas 50 x 50 £475

You could hear the fans from a long way away especially when the Boro scored

 You Distract Him an We'll Sneak In Oil on canvas 70 x 50 £525  All the lads used to try and get in without paying either by getting a squeeze or the more direct crawling under the turnstile. Some took a run and jumped, one lad hit the overhead beam and knocked himself out. When he came round the turnstile man let him in for the entertainment he had caused.

You Distract Him an We'll Sneak In Oil on canvas 70 x 50 £525

All the lads used to try and get in without paying either by getting a squeeze or the more direct crawling under the turnstile. Some took a run and jumped, one lad hit the overhead beam and knocked himself out. When he came round the turnstile man let him in for the entertainment he had caused.

  Bovril and a Pie at Halftime. Oil on canvas 50 x 50 £475 Prints of this painting can be purchased from Arthouse, Middlesbrough    The pie van used to park next to the Holgate end toilets and the smell of those toilets was an experience. The young lad is asking if they can get a pie.

Bovril and a Pie at Halftime. Oil on canvas 50 x 50 £475 Prints of this painting can be purchased from Arthouse, Middlesbrough

The pie van used to park next to the Holgate end toilets and the smell of those toilets was an experience. The young lad is asking if they can get a pie.

 The Night Match Oil on canvas 70 x 50 £525  Night matches had a great atmosphere, the floodlights crackled and lit the pitch in a brilliant glow surrounded by inky blackness.

The Night Match Oil on canvas 70 x 50 £525

Night matches had a great atmosphere, the floodlights crackled and lit the pitch in a brilliant glow surrounded by inky blackness.

 My First Night Match. Oil on canvas 50 x 50 £475  Kids in the 60s grew up with black and white TV you can imagine the shock of the colours and the shining floodlights when they first saw them

My First Night Match. Oil on canvas 50 x 50 £475

Kids in the 60s grew up with black and white TV you can imagine the shock of the colours and the shining floodlights when they first saw them

  Evicting the Young Ooligan Oil on canvas 50 x 50 £475    A young Skin Head in short denims and Doc Marten boots has been causing a nuisance of himself and is being shown the door.

Evicting the Young Ooligan Oil on canvas 50 x 50 £475

A young Skin Head in short denims and Doc Marten boots has been causing a nuisance of himself and is being shown the door.

  Entering the Cathedral Oil on canvas 65 x 50 £475    A young lad enters the ground for his first night match

Entering the Cathedral Oil on canvas 65 x 50 £475

A young lad enters the ground for his first night match

  The Squeeze. Oil on canvas 50 x 50 Sold    The kids used to hang around the turnstile and ask blokes if they could get a squeeze ( I know this sounds all wrong nowadays ) which meant could they squeeze into the turnstile behind them. If you got a squeeze you had saved your pocket money and you were in. The turnstile men were happy enough with this unless it was a cup match and they were expecting a big crowd in which case there was no squeeze.

The Squeeze. Oil on canvas 50 x 50 Sold

The kids used to hang around the turnstile and ask blokes if they could get a squeeze ( I know this sounds all wrong nowadays ) which meant could they squeeze into the turnstile behind them. If you got a squeeze you had saved your pocket money and you were in. The turnstile men were happy enough with this unless it was a cup match and they were expecting a big crowd in which case there was no squeeze.

  I'll be keeping my eye on you. Oil on canvas £475 50 Limited edition prints available on this painting    A likely trouble maker is given a yellow card before the match has even started.

I'll be keeping my eye on you. Oil on canvas £475 50 Limited edition prints available on this painting

A likely trouble maker is given a yellow card before the match has even started.

 A Sea of Red And White in The Holgate. Oil on canvas £475  When the Boro scored the Holgate end would erupt in celebration, it looked like a rippling sea of red and white scarves.

A Sea of Red And White in The Holgate. Oil on canvas £475

When the Boro scored the Holgate end would erupt in celebration, it looked like a rippling sea of red and white scarves.

 Waiting for the gates to open. Oil on canvas 50cm x 50cm  SOLD   These gates which date to 1904 were taken to the new stadium and incorporated into the car park area.

Waiting for the gates to open. Oil on canvas 50cm x 50cm SOLD

These gates which date to 1904 were taken to the new stadium and incorporated into the car park area.

 Ello, Ello, Ello. Oil on canvas £475 50cm x 50cm This gate was a bit higher and did not quite give the access to the pitch these lads are enjoying so I've used a bit of artistic licence. You can see this painting at Saltburn Framing.

Ello, Ello, Ello. Oil on canvas £475 50cm x 50cm This gate was a bit higher and did not quite give the access to the pitch these lads are enjoying so I've used a bit of artistic licence. You can see this painting at Saltburn Framing.