Date published: 28th June 2017

North Norfolk District Council’s public art gallery is pleased to welcome local artist Frank Halliday, who is displaying a collection of his watercolours at the council’s Cromer HQ.

‘Landscapes in Watercolour’ has been inspired by the beautiful light of North Norfolk, according to Frank, who lives in Cromer.

The collection includes paintings of famous Norfolk landscapes, as well as work from further afield, including London, Vienna and Istanbul.

Frank, who ended up in Norwich after a business career that took him all around the country, said: “The painting courses I ran took me on a regular basis to North Norfolk, and I fell in love with the place so much that seven years ago we moved to lovely Cromer.

“I never tire of seeing the changing light along the coast, and that drives me to paint more and more. Now, thanks to North Norfolk District Council, I am exhibiting 50 watercolours, many from around this area, and I can share my passion with those people who love art.”

Cllr Maggie Prior, NNDC Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture, said: “It’s great to see our exhibition space being used to display such wonderful work. We all know how wonderful the skies of North Norfolk are, and the way Frank has used this theme as the inspiration for this display is fantastic.

“Please do come and see Frank’s exhibition – and if you are an artist yourself, why not apply to show your work in our gallery?”

The exhibition runs until July 17 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.

Any inquiries about the paintings, which are for sale, should be made to Frank on 01263 511394.

Last updated: 16th August 2017