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ISBN: 9781906690359
AUTHOR: Louise & Nicola Chambury
James Chambury: Colour Light & Shade
James Chambury: Colour Light & Shade
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James Chambury (1927–1994) was born in the East End of London, one of his mother’s thirteen surviving children. Mired in the poverty of the Great Depression the family disintegrated, with brothers and sisters being separated, some never to meet again.

Discouraged from thoughts of anything other than manual work, James’s obvious artistic skill was greeted not with encouragement but with disapproval by both family and teachers.

Later, bombed out of their London home, the family moved to Essex and in 1943 James, aged 16, was taken on as a messenger for The People newspaper in Fleet Street. Recognising his talent from sketches he’d seen, his boss encouraged James to attend evening classes at the Central School of Arts and Crafts. In the 1950s, after a brief spell in the RAF and by now working as a commercial artist, James married and started his own family.

Continually driven by a desire to paint, in 1967 James gave up his commercial work and moved his family to Essex. Gradually he found his voice and his audience as an artist, drawing and painting all aspects of the Essex and later the Suffolk and Norfolk coastline, as well as the inland scenery of East Anglia and beyond. All of his pictures show his concern with the effects of light on the landscape.

For the remainder of his life James continued to develop as an artist, enjoying considerable success both at exhibitions and through commissioned works. This book, lovingly compiled by his daughters, reflects the long years of struggle through which this important artist triumphantly emerged into the light.

Imprint: Halstar. ISBN 978 1 906690 35 9, hardback, 238x258mm, 144 pages. Published Noember 2011.

Brian RyderBrian Ryder - £24.99
The countryside of Norfolk has for centuries challenged artists to paint its wide landscapes, seascapes and incomparable skies. And while many have tried, few have wholly succeeded. Brian Ryder is among the fortunate handful of contemporary painters who the public recognise as successfully capturing both the physical quality and the essential atmosphere of the places he paints.
Tony Garner's Enchanted LightTony Garner's Enchanted Light - £24.99
Including over 120 pastel paintings of superb skill and delicacy, this book portrays the quintessential character of Norfolk and The Broads, in particular the skies, the sunsets and dawn vistas, for which East Anglia is renowned. With commentary by Adrian Hill, the reader is provided with a fascinating insight into the artist’s early years, his continued passion for teaching others, and the motivation behind his work today.
James Fletcher-WatsonJames Fletcher-Watson - £34.99
This inspiring new book celebrates a lifetime of work by artist James Fletcher-Watson who is widely regarded as one of the leading British watercolour landscape painters of his time. A passionate believer in maintaining the pure English watercolour tradition, James Fletcher- Watson has done more than follow in the footsteps of the great masters he most admired, such as Cotman, Bonington and de Wint, he has earned a place alongside them.
John Hurst's Norfolk Coastal ColoursJohn Hurst's Norfolk Coastal Colours - £39.99
John Hurst began painting the changing Norfolk Coast in 1972, when first exploring Cley Marshes and Blakeney Point on one of his many bird watching trips. When John was commissioned to paint the nearby Kelling Estate as an extension of his coastal studies, the stage was set for this unique and captivating publication. These are ‘The Norfolk Coastal Colours’.
80@80 - Michael Morgan80@80 - Michael Morgan - £34.99
This book celebrates the eightieth year of a remarkable artist. Michael Morgan’s watercolours are among the most collected in the UK and are more sought after now than ever before. Here is an artist, working in what is acknowledged as one of the most demanding mediums, who is always experimenting, creating innovative and challenging images, and who continues to work with undiminished vigour.
Lost Norfolk LandscapesLost Norfolk Landscapes - £24.99
This superb book contains over 150 paintings and drawings that evoke the landscape of Norfolk as it was in the first fifty years of the last century. Compiled by Simin Butler FRSA almost exclusively from a single collection of works by Horace Tuck, few of the paintings have been seen by the public and none have before been published.
James Wright's East AngliaJames Wright's East Anglia - £24.99
This refreshingly honest book relates the circumstances that propelled James Wright's along his journey to become a renowned landscape artist. It gives fascinating glimpses into his character and shows his determination to succeed against all odds
Trevor Chamberlain - England & BeyondTrevor Chamberlain - England & Beyond - £34.99
This superb book by Steve Hall and Barry Miles will not only appeal to Trevor Chamberlain’s existing army of collectors and followers but also to the many thousands of artists worldwide who struggle with the everyday problems of light, tone, composition and colour in their own works, things Trevor seems to portray so effortlessly in these outstanding paintings.
Edward Wesson - The Master's ChoiceEdward Wesson - The Master's Choice - £39.99
Seldom has the work of a single artist been presented in such a stunning collection with such fondness and authority. By Barry Miles & Steve Hall with a foreword by internationally-known artist and television personality Alwyn Crawshaw, this will be a volume for the countless devotees of Edward Wesson to treasure.
Norfolk's Hidden LandscapesNorfolk's Hidden Landscapes - £24.99
Felix Bernasconi ARCA dedicated much of his long life to capturing in paint the scenery of his beloved Norfolk. From the 1940s onwards he spent weekends and holidays creating hundreds of paintings and sketches of scenes which today perfectly evoke the county as it used to be.
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