Norfolk Sketchbook

From my Sketchbooks. No 2
Following on from previous posts relating to my sketchbooks: The Sketchbook and From my Sketchbooks No 1 I have featured here some of the images from my Norfolk sketchbook. The flat, marshy landscape of Norfolk and Suffolk forming part of East Anglia in England is an area that has been much loved by artists through the ages. John Constable, Edward Bawden, John Sell Cotman, Elizabeth Frink, Roger Fry, Gainsborough, Rowland Hilder, Agustus John, Henry Moore, Alfred Munnings, John Piper, Pissaro, Edward Seago, Stanley Spencer and Philip Wilson Steer are just a few of the names among the many who have enjoyed and found inspiration in this place.
This is an area of big skies, a varied and unspoiled landscape, distinctive villages and an architectural style of its own. For four years I followed the lanes and coastline of Norfolk and ventured into Suffolk with my paints, easel and sketchbook and found in its quiet beauty all the reasons why so many had gone this way before me. I have included here a few of the images of Norfolk to give a flavour of the place, there are many more. They were painted in an A4 landscape sketchbook by Cornelissen & Son on cartridge paper and have been a fountain of material for paintings for many years.

Post Published by Tomas King 26-03-2013


Part of our day to day experiences is the mass of promotional material fighting for our attention, so much so that often we become oblivious to its existence. There is nothing new in this and much of it will, in time, become the ephemera of our age, reflecting the tastes and styles of the times we live in. We all know when something was produced in the 30’s, 50’s or 60’s just by the use of typography or illustrative style and when done well, these simple everyday items of promotional material can become objects of beauty in their own right. I have featured here a small collection of bookmarks which I think illustrate this point and speak for themselves.
Post published by Tomas King 11-03-2013