From the news strippers which were needed in Watton, to the headline which told the world about the parrot that “meows like a cat”, headlines from the Eastern Daily Press and its sister titles can reveal the more quirky aspects of Norfolk life.
Rural England has offered inspiration to artists for generations. While we tend to conjure up scenes of landscapes, exemplified by John Constable’s Hay Wain, rural art is in fact far more diverse and entertaining.
Butterflies come into being through a remarkable transformation from caterpillars. That sense of emerging into a new life is something that Norfolk taxidermist, entomologist and artist Jenna Lingwood can identify with and butterflies were her starting point.
Paintings, prints, jewellery and sculpture by some of the country’s finest wildlife artists will be on show in a Christmas exhibition running at BIRDscapes Gallery, at Glandford, near Holt, until the new year.