An Online Exhibition - Along the Shores of the North Sea

May 1, 2021 - October 1, 2021

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This is a selection of paintings that were inspired by visits to several locations by the North Sea in England and Scotland. Some locations such as Great Yarmouth in Norfolk and the coast of that county, I have used many times over the years, as I lived there for ten years in the 1990s. Before then I had long association with the county, resulting in the earliest painting included, which is, The Carnelian from 1976, shown at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge that year.

Yarmouth is featured, I lived close by that seaside town, and was much taken with visits to the seafront especially after hours, painting seafront locations which culminated with Under the Pier painted in 1993, an important painting to me for its experimental methods used then.

The coast of Essex is featured, especially Point Clear, which I used in the late 1980s and early 1990s. A memorable day spent on the Bass Rock in the Firth of Forth in Scotland, among the large nesting colonies of Gannets and other seabirds, is represented by the painting Voyage to the Bass Rock from 1987. Other locations shown are Berwick on Tweed, and places on the Suffolk coast, which also includes my very latest painting from this year, Landguard Point.