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Date published: 9th February 2018

North Norfolk District Council is proud to be hosting an exhibition by local artist Ros Copping, with her oil paintings on display at its offices in Cromer.

Ros, who is “enchanted by the North Sea”, said: “This is an exhibition of 10 paintings that record the eroding sea defence metal at East Runton over the winter of 2016-17, and memories I have pinned to a shoreline. The backdrop of a physical environment is subject to change as time passes. However, in our memory, places can stand still.”

Ros moved from London to Cambridgeshire when she was young. She said: “Missing the diversity and cultural circus made me reflective, and joining a small but jolly community in a flat land with huge skies made me expressive and curious.”

Later, after a teaching career, she moved again.

“I moved to the North Norfolk coast to focus more fully on continuing and developing my own understanding of how people live, and how I can record times places and memories,” she said.

“I spend my afternoons and evenings out and about, walking with my husband or on my own catching glimpses. I think of myself as very lucky to have been able to draw and paint all my life and earn my living by being creative and practical.”

Cllr Maggie Prior, NNDC Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture, said: “These are fantastic paintings, and we are delighted to be able to display Ros’s work. I’m sure visitors will be as impressed as I am.

“If you are an artist yourself, why not apply to show your work in our gallery?”

The exhibition – called Edges – runs until March 9 at the NNDC offices gallery in Holt Road, Cromer.

The 1st Floor Gallery is open to the public 8.30am-5pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10am-5pm on Wednesdays; and 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 the opportunity to see a variety of artists’ work. Six exhibitions are held annually.


Last updated: 9th February 2018