Here is my remaining 2021 EXHIBITION. FREE ENTRY AND A WARM WELCOME AS ALWAYS.

NORFOLK WILDLIFE TRUST CLEY MARSHES 29th Sept - 12th Oct 10.00-4.00 

PLEASE NOTE -  'WATERCOLOUR WORDS. FIFTY YEARS', JOHN'S ACCLAIMED MEMOIR IN AID OF SIR NORMAN LAMB'S WELLBEING FOUNDATION, BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED WITH PAINTINGS AND FILLED WITH FIFTY YEARS OF STORIES WILL ALSO FEATURE IN ALL THE EXHIBITION. JOHN WILL BE PLEASED TO SIGN AND DEDICATE A COPY FOR YOU AT A SHOW OR IN AN ONLINE ORDER. 'WATERCOLOUR WORDS' NOW HAS ITS OWN DEDICATED WEBPAGE.

  A UNIQUE GIFT PERHAPS!?

 NEW MONTAGES OF THE NORFOLK COAST

You can now purchase John's new montages online as they now feature as a specific product in the shop. They comprise of John's most popular images in and around the villages of Blakeney, Cley and Sheringham and there is a general one of the Norfolk coast. 

Gift vouchers now available online

You can now purchase gift vouchers for a loved one, friend or colleague to be redeemed against John's prints and original watercolours. Prints may be exchanged for gift vouchers online and both prints and originals may be exchanged personally from John at an exhibition.      

Watercolour Commissions

John completed his commissions for 2020, including another fine garden,a farm estate, coastal golf links,railway studies, a super yacht and several pieces for which John is well known, the coastal landscape and people of North Norfolk.

He extends his most sincere thanks to those kind, generous and supportive patrons who commissioned work and looks forward to more challenges in 2021.

John's current focus is to record the quiet corners of wayside, woodland and coast in the form of new watecolours that form his 2021 collection to be exhibited at the venues described above, subject to the Corvid-19 government guidelines. Please note that some of these paintings are now available online for a limited time and may be found in the Shop Section as Original Watercolours.

If you wish to surprise someone with an original watercolour for a special occasion, including a personalised greetings card of the painting, please get in touch and with a bit of notice, it can be done.

Recent and forthcoming projects and exhibitions

During winter 2008 - 2009, John completed a series of watercolours based on studies of the Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina for his many friends, patrons and members of The World Methodist Council. This resulted in the publication of a Devotional Guide to Lake Junaluska in which the watercolour images formed the basis and inspiration for visitors to Methodist conferences, retreats and seminars.

To view these images visit the web site of Lake Junaluska.

During 2010 and 2011 John  continued to hold solo exhibitions along the Norfolk coast and during the winter of 2011 completed a number of commissions for notable patrons. In 2012 John has accepted an estate study, planned eight shows and continues his support of students through mentorship and the Wells MaritimeTrust. He has a close working relationship with Scira Offshore Energy and in April 2013 spoke about his work at the official opening of their new operations centre on Walsingham Estate. There is now a permanent collection of John's original watercolours at the centre, known affectionately as 'The Hurst Wall'. 2014 and 15 has seen John complete an estate study for Liam Botham, a collection of six Cley studies and the Tidal Transit fleet in Wells Harbour for Leo Hambro. After the 2015 Autumn shows finished, John tackled another estate study in Devon and confirmed his 2016 exhibition fixtures with a new venue in the form of Oddfellows Hall, Sheringham.

2017 was another busy year,after a series of very successful exhibitions, culminating in several interesting and varied commissions. These have included an estate study in Essex and a composite watercolour of Maidwell Hall School,Northamptonshire, designed to be published as fine prints in support of the school charity.Finally, for 2017, John completed a 'full imperial sheet' watercolour of Salthouse as a private commission and another composite of Aylsham watermill and finalised his 2018 exhibitions by creating new watercolours with 'site specific' content for each exhibition.

In 2018, Johns completed a successful exhibition at Cley marshes for the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, this year being his 11th annual show there.Exhibitions have also taken place at Blakeney and Sheringham, where both new and old patrons very kindly acquired new watercolours. The Maidwell Hall School project was completed by the school acquiring publishing copyright in order to produce prints for their charity projects.John is grateful for this support and proud to be associated with a fine establishment.

In 2019, five exhibitions were held on the Norfolk coast, with each one attached to a charity, these being The Norfolk Wildlife Trust, St Nicholas Church Blakeney, Beeston Church and The Oddfellows' Hall, Sheringham. John is pleased to be associated with these communities.

In 2020, due to the pandemic,just one exhibition took place, the final show in the Church Rooms, Blakeney Quay, due to it being converted to another use. After so many happy and productive shows there, we all leave with sadness and genuine dismay. Most of the last year has been taken up with a major private estate study, completed just before the first 2020 lockdown. During the rest of 2020 to the March 2021, John has been completing the narrative and graphics of his final publication, Watercolour Words. Fifty Years'. This book of memoirs is a celebration of John's 50 years of making watercolours to a professional standard and is aimed at supporting young people who suffer from daily difficulties associated with mental wellbeing. Sir Norman Lamb wrote a wonderful Foreword and his charitable wellbeing foundation has been chosen to be the principle beneficiary. Copies will be available at all exhibitions and unline from April 2021.

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