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Four Marine Paintings

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  Four paintings of boats and small ships. From top: Sheringham Crabber 38 x 56cm Aldeburgh Beach Boats 38 x 56cm Hut No.11, Aldeburgh 38 x 56cm Tug Boat and a Crescent Moon 28 x 38cm The first painting was shown at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours 2018 exhibition.

Beach Ripples

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 Beach Ripples Watercolour 38 x 56cm A painting of the spectacular expanse of Burnham Overy Staithe beach at low tide.

888 AD The First Settlers on the Island of Great Yarmouth

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  A new project: I have written a story about the first people to settle on what was an island, where Great Yarmouth stands now, in the year 888. Two Saxon brothers decide to build houses on the island of Gernemutha, and take their families across to live there. They will be better placed to take advantage of the herring fishing in the autumn. But there are many problems to be overcome, and danger lurks at all times: although East Anglia is ruled by a Dane, King Guthrum, still Viking raids persist until the time of William the Conqueror. An illustrated children's book will hopefully see the light of day before Christmas! Top: Herewulf Gathers Mussels in the Great Estuary. Watercolour 38x56cm                                                                                            Lower: The Island of Gernemutha, Seen From the East. Watercolour 13x18cm

Cromer Beach Dusk

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  Cromer Beach Dusk Watercolour 56 x 76cm

Boats, Beaches & Barns Book at reduced price

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" Boats, Beaches & Barns of Norfolk and Suffolk " This lavish 180 page hardback coffee-table book is now listed on Amazon UK at the reduced price of £22.20 + postage (Total £25.00) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Boats-Beaches-Barns-Norfolk-Suffolk/dp/0995625409 The book features much of the artist's output from the years 2005-2017, and begins with an engaging Foreword by Ed Balls, former Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, and now a popular broadcaster.

IEA Open Exhibition

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Dusk on Aldeburgh Beach Watercolour 38x56cm This painting, and the one of Wells Quay in the previous post, will be featuring in the IEA Open Exhibition , opening in Holt, North Norfolk, in a week's time. 'IEA' is the Institute of East Anglian Artists, and this year's show is once again being staged in Holt, at The Gallery , a beautiful and prestigious venue, which has been the subject of a complete refurbishment. The Private View will be next Friday, 4-7pm, after which the exhibition continues until Tuesday 12th November. Open daily 9-5pm, and 11-4pm on Sundays.

East Anglian Group of Marine Artists Exhibition

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Two Skiffs in the Yard (top) watercolour 56x76cm Cromer Boats and Tractors  (sold)  watercolour 38x56cm Two watercolours shown in recent exhibitions, including those of the East Anglian Group of Marine Artists (EAGMA), and Eastern Contemporary Artists. The one of Cromer has sold, and is now living in Texas. The larger one, (top), shows two beach skiffs used on Great Yarmouth beach in the early 20th Century. They were built circa 1912, and were used for fishing from the beach in winter months, and for pleasure rides for holidaymakers in the summer. They are preserved at the wonderful Time and Tide Museum in Great Yarmouth.