For centuries artists have found inspiration in the Norfolk landscape. The legacy of the
great John Crome and John Sell Cotman has passed seamlessly through the centuries down
to Munnings, Seago, and now to their modern contemporaries.
The artists whose work appears in this book are part of this long tradition. Their images have
been selected to portray something of the varied range of contemporary work being created
in Norfolk today. Each in their own distinctive way, captures the essence of the county.
diversity of styles included here is deliberate, as is the variety of the media in which each artist
has chosen to work; traditional watercolours and oils vying with acrylics and mixed media
The artists whose work is selected are among literally hundreds of present-day painters and
photographers who are inspired to capture the elusive qualities of light, atmosphere and
character that make Norfolk so special. They have been chosen as they are among the best
known in the county and most have their homes and studios here.
What these artists also
have in common is their link with the Picturecraft Gallery in Holt whose innovative approach
to promoting the best in regional art has put them
at the forefront of commercial galleries for almost
Address books tend to be well used and have a long
life. Along with important contact details, they keep
track of the user’s friends and acquaintances, tracing
their lives over time and from place to place. And,
if properly attended to, an address book eventually
becomes something of a journal in itself, and an
essential part of the household management.
Whether bought for your own use, or received as a
gift, this address book with its superb illustrations will
provide years of pleasure.
Imprint: Halswood Stationers. ISBN 978 0 85717 031 6, hardback, 214x230mm, 112 pages. Published May 2010.