Exhibition - New Views on Norfolk II - 12 July - 2 August

Six sought-after artists, known internationally for their work as illustrators in the world of media, express their personal love of Norfolk.

12th July 2014 - 2nd August 2014

The exhibition of some 20 works – nearly all specially produced for the exhibition follows on from the first New Views on Norfolk exhibition in 2013. The pictures exemplify the vibrancy, energy and eclecticism that has become The Gallery Norfolk’s trademark since it opened in summer 2012. With limited edition prints, drawings, watercolours and wood engravings (and prices starting at under £75) the exhibition offers accessible, exciting work – both originals and limited editions – by established names.

All the artists have connections with Norfolk and two of them live in the county: Paul Bommer recently moved to Cromer from London, and his screen prints unite an irreverent sense of humour with a rich sense of time and place; Toby Morison, admired for his fluent, evocative drawings and watercolours, made a trailblazing career in London and New York before returning to live and work in Norfolk, where he grew up.

Londoner Sarah McMenemy spent her childhood holidays in North Norfolk and all the charm and confidence of her style is captured in a colourful view of Cromer’s seafront that has proved one of The Gallery Norfolk’s most popular prints. Whitstable based Karen Radford uses nature as the starting point for her abstract prints, she holidays in Norfolk and has used the Norfolk coastline as the creative inspiration for her new prints in the show.

Julia McKenzie – based in South London, but a frequent visitor to Norfolk, where she has close friends who are also artists – creates intricate images that transform motifs from nature, sometimes combining them with elements from maps; Andy Lovell, who makes his home in land-bound Gloucestershire, but enjoys making frequent visits to Norfolk, produces evocative, subtly-hued prints that, in the artist’s words “are distilled from paintings and drawings done on location, imprinting a memory of mood, form and place”.

limited edition print
collage and mixed media
original drawing