Date published: 22nd August 2017
North Norfolk District Council’s public art gallery is pleased to welcome local photographer Paul Macro, who is displaying a collection of his pictures at the council’s Cromer HQ.
The Inspired by Norfolk exhibition highlights the sights of the Norfolk coast with its dark winter skies, rough seas and fiery sunsets.
“The sights, sounds and smells of the Norfolk coast are woven into my soul and my happy childhood is a bright tapestry of memories,” Paul said.
“I’m a Norfolk man, born and brought up in Norwich, and seaside holidays at Burnham Overy Staithe played an important part in my childhood.
“Several times a year, at all times of the year, my family spent holidays and weekends in our caravan, where the beauty of Norfolk’s unspoiled beaches and wide skies provided the backdrop to our other world, where there was peace and contentment and sibling harmony.
“My passion for Norfolk’s dark winter skies and rough seas, fiery sunsets and tough, wind-slapped greenery was born from an early exposure to these beauties – before I knew they were beautiful.”
Paul is proud that his work has helped local charities, and he has received orders for his charity calendars from every continent. The RNLI, Nelson’s Journey, Break and Red Balloon are amongst the charities that have benefited from his support.
“My life has been shaped by the landscape and the people of Norfolk and this is my way of giving a little bit back,” he said.
Cllr Maggie Prior, NNDC Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture, said: “This is another fantastic display, and it’s lovely to see our exhibition space being used for such wonderful work. Paul brilliantly combines his natural skill and the wonderful Norfolk landscapes in his work.
“Do come and see Paul’s exhibition – and if you are an artist yourself, why not apply to show your work in our gallery?”
The exhibition runs until September 13 at the NNDC offices gallery in Holt Road, Cromer.
The 1st Floor Gallery is open to the public at 8.30am-5pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; at 10am-5pm on Wednesdays; and at 8.30am-4.30pm on Fridays.
NNDC seeks to offer free opportunities to local artists to display their work in the well-lit gallery, and in turn provides staff and visitors to the building the opportunity to see a variety of artists’ work. Six exhibitions are held annually.
Last updated: 22nd August 2017