Welcome to my Broadland Art Exhibition 2016.
This online exhibition features many of my most popular paintings old and new. Some new paintings are available to buy, others have never seen before.
Hope you enjoy my paintings and appreciate a beautiful and unique place.
It wasn’t until the 1950s that this was realised, when research revealed that the sides of the deep lakes were vertical and not gently sloping as would be expected of a naturally formed lake.
Over 200 km of navigable Broads and rivers were created by peat digging and these provided essential channels for communication and commerce throughout the 16th century. Norwich was the second largest city in England, its tradable goods of wool, weaving and agricultural produce were exported throughout the world from the port of Great Yarmouth. The waterways of the broads were also used to transport bricks, coal, timber and tiles.
The boats that plied these routes were Norfolk Wherries, with their single black sail, and smaller, square-sailed keel boats before them.
Extra Special Exhibition Offer!
5 Broadland Greeting Cards only £10 including delivery.
Wait for Us ~ The Norfolk Broads (For Sale)
The Broads became a playground for holidaymakers across Britain, all drawn by the romance of a week on the water, enchanted by tales such as Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons, published in 1930.
Ambitious entrepreneurs were carving out a successful business built around the boating on the Broads. These included the Blakes, Hunters, Hoseasons and Richardsons, pioneers of Broads tourism who set the benchmark for a thriving industry which continues in good heart to this day.
But the Broads are not just about boats. It contains more than 11,000 wildlife species, including the bittern, swallowtail butterfly and otters. It also offers miles of walkways, footpaths and trails as well as many cycle routes. Servicing the busy tourist trade is a cross-section of quality hotels, restaurants, pubs and tea-rooms.
The Norfolk Broads, its rivers and the surrounding landscape have been a constant inspiration to artists over many centuries.
John Chrome, Stephen J Batchelder, Charles M Wigg, Charles Harmony Harrison, Martin Sexton, Edward Seago, Jason Partner, David Dane and many others have taken inspiration from Broadland and created an incredible range of paintings from one of my favourite subjects,
The Norfolk Broads.
” Going round the bend ! “