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Morston Marsh

by Lionel Wilde

In my work I aim to capture and convey the very personal impression that I experience when walking along the coastal marshes and woodland. I favour an Impressionist approach, which sought to represent the underlying sense, the 'soul' of its subjects beyond its external reality. I feel that precise detailing is less important than conveying the essence of what I feel about a scene.

I prefer to work on canvas, using acrylic paints because of their rapid drying time. I seek the same spontaneity of feeling that I experienced when first selecting the scene. Therefore during the initial stages I have to work very quickly to establish the main elements of perspective through the progression/recession of the space, light, colour and mood. I will spend as long as necessary to develop this first work into the finished painting.

Although I have studied art all my life, I prefer to work instinctively rather than through academic learning. I respect, but subscribe to no fixed rules, progressively developing my work through experimental experience. I try to bring to my finished work the first spontaneity, the 'wow' factor that I felt when I first selected a scene.

Visitors are always welcome to our studio and small private gallery by prior appointment.
Telephone 01328 830 525, or e-mail me at

Currently my work can be seen at:

The Flint Gallery

Mark Elliot
Furniture showroom at
Holkham (Wells-next-the-Sea)

The Wiveton Bell

D'Inacios Brasserie

I was born in 1938 and for as long as I can remember I have loved to paint. I gained the first distinction at GCE 'A' level in Art in London and wanted to paint full time. I was advised first to enter a profession, so I studied Architecture. During my career I painted and sketched for recreation, but it was not until I retired that I began to paint as I had always wanted.

When almost by accident during the mid-80's recession my wife, the artist Brenda Scott and I 'discovered' North Norfolk we were instantly struck by the deep sense of peace and unity, the vast, embracing openness and quality of light, colour and space of the coastal marshes that are particular to this beautiful coast. Here, a person can be refreshed and re-discover themselves. We retired to the beautiful village of Binham in 2002.

I exhibit regularly and take part in Norfolk Open Studios each year. I give demonstrations and personal painting tuition.

The wonders of North Norfolk

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **My wife and I live in the beautiful, quiet conservation village of Binham in North Norfolk not far from the coast with its stunning beaches and marshlands. Binham has two shops and a welcoming pub where the publican, Steve, makes his own award winning beer. Binham also has an 11th century priory church.

We offer a self-contained, well equipped, self-catering annexe attached to our home for two persons. It is all on one level, making it suitable for the less abled user. It is comfortably furnished to a four star standard, with a small private garden and off-road parking. An extra walk in shower room is also available on request. Ideal for a peaceful holiday any time of the year.

I am pleased to offer painting tuition for our guests.
For details, please telephone Brenda on 01328 830 525,
or email,

The village of Binham is close to the north Norfolk coast and within a few minutes drive from Blakeney, Holkham, Morston, Burnham Overy Staithe - beautiful areas that I love to paint.