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Norman Cornish, one of the north's most famous artists, has turned 94 today.
Recently his family found thousands of previously unseen sketches and paintings at his home in County Durham.
Some were in old notepads, others on pieces of rolled-up brown paper.
Norman, doesn't usually do interviews anymore but he granted us a rare visit to talk about his work.
One of the north's most famous artists is celebrating his 94th birthday today and he has a new exhibition.
Norman Cornish has very strong connections with Cumbria.
He exhibited at Tullie House in Carlisle in 1950, also working closely with the Cumbrian artist Sheila Fell.
Lori Carnochan reports: