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Date published: 19th March 2018

North Norfolk District Council’s public art gallery is pleased to welcome local painter Dee Evans, who is displaying a collection at the council’s Cromer HQ.

Dee, who has been painting for more than 30 years, moved to Norfolk in 1992. She has spent time in arts administration and ran her own art gallery for a couple of years, showing and selling the work of talented local artists, but since needing surgery in 2000, Dee has been concentrating on her own art. She began to add other media to her watercolours – firstly pastels and then acrylic paint and inks – with the result of achieving more colour and vibrancy paintings.

“My artwork is now mainly in acrylic paint, usually with added texture and in colours which have been invented or exaggerated,” she says.

“It is often inspired by the countryside around the village where I live, with rambles along the rivers and coast – both on my doorstep – providing endless subject matter.

“In addition, I love to paint from my sketchbook, which also accompanies me on foreign travels. This is inspired by the wonderful colours to be found in the Mediterranean landscape, which I don't have to invent or exaggerate.”

Dee’s exhibition will include colourful landscapes and seascapes inspired by the Norfolk coast and countryside, as well as paintings from her foreign travels and some abstract collages.

Cllr Becky Palmer, NNDC Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture, said: “It’s great to see our exhibition space being used for such wonderful paintings. Dee’s work is fantastic, and her skill and passion shines through.

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

The exhibition runs until May 11 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 to the building the opportunity to see a variety of artists’ work. Six exhibitions are held annually.

To find out more or to inquire about buying any of the paintings, call Dee on 01692 678857 or visit

Last updated: 19th March 2018