Our Best Newcomer of 2015 is a Geordie. Kathleen Howitt hails from Cramlington just outside Newcastle. Kathleen is an artist in many senses of the word. She likes manny different forms of arts and crafts. One of her many hobbies is photography, and Kathleen puts her Fujifilm HS 50 EXR bridge camera to good use. With an impressive 43 X zoom range, Kathleen has taken lots of great shots since joining the group in April 2015.

Below is a small selection of Kathleen's photographs, encompassing a wide range of subjects, from Landscape to Architecture to Portraits to Street Photography. We Look forward to seeing more of her work in 2016.