East Anglia “A Different Perspective” by Glynn Thomas is the next exhibition to launch at the National Trusts Boathouse Gallery in Flatford. The exhibition begins on the 1 September and coincides with the launch of a beautifully illustrated book about Glynns work also called East Anglia A Different Perspective by Alan Marshall.
Glynn has made four new etchings of Flatford for this exhibition including one of Flatford Mill on the front cover of the book.
‘I feel very fortunate to have lived in this part of East Anglia for 43 years,’ Glynn writes, ‘from our house I can take an hours leisurely walk through woods and fields and be in Flatford. By careful choice of the times I visit, I can have the place to myself. Over the years, the river and surrounding countryside have been a true inspiration for many of my etchings.’
Glynn Thomas is an East Anglian original. He was born in Cambridge in 1946 and studied at the Cambridge School of Art 1962-67, specialising in illustration and printmaking. He taught printmaking at the Ipswich School of Art 1967-79, and is now a full-time artist living in Suffolk.
He has been one of the county’s resident printmakers for more than 40 years, charming people with his offbeat interpretations of their favourite places.
He uses ancient techniques and materials to put a fresh spin on the familiar, creating something new and thought provoking.
From Norfolk nature and windmills, via Cambridge colleges and Suffolk streets, to Essex estuaries and harbours, this is an unforgettable journey through the four counties of East Anglia and beyond. You may think you know these places well, but once you’ve viewed them from Glynn’s ‘different perspective’, they will never look the same again.