Thursday, 7 August 2008

Essex and Suffolk Landscapes

If you live in East Anglia, don't miss this exhibition of Essex and Suffolk landscape paintings by Mersea artists David Britton and Andrew Hester at the Cinema Gallery in Aldeburgh.



I've known David for 20-odd years, ever since I first saw a small black and white photocopy of a photo of his large canvas Low Tide, Mersea Island (above) and I thought - 'I must have that!'. When I first met him, he was living and painting in the, to him, rather alien environment of Sheffield. But now he is back in his beloved native landscape of north-east Essex, living on Mersea and once again creating vast, haunting canvases which capture the big skies and the special play of light on land and water in Essex/Suffolk border country.




You can read more about David here.






All images copyright David Britton. Portrait by Jonathan Doyle.

6 comments:

Susie Vereker said...

Nothing to do with E Anglia (though I admire you pics), but here's another covers link that may interest you.
http://www.booktrade.info/index.php/showarticle/15906

Sorry own blog off air at the mo. Blogger is looking into it.

Jane Badger said...

Oh, lovely - all that sky!

KSV Woolfoot said...

These are really beautiful. How big are the canvases? The subject would seem to demand size...

Juliet said...

The Low Tide one is 4 x 3 foot. The horizontal ones are between 4 and 5 foot wide.

Juliet said...

Suzie - thanks v much for the link. And good luck with your blog - what a nuisance!

C. B. James said...

Beautiful and quite big, too. ;-)