Appeal for missing art kit after Wymondham artist leaves it by the side of the road

Artist Patrick Boswell left some of his painting equipment behind in Wells following a day painting

Artist Patrick Boswell left some of his painting equipment behind in Wells following a day painting there. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

An artist from Wymondham is appealing for help to find his lost painting materials - after he mistakenly left them by the side of the road in Wells.

Artist Patrick Boswell left some of his painting equipment behind in Wells following a day painting

Artist Patrick Boswell left some of his painting equipment behind in Wells following a day painting there. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

Patrick Boswell, 71, who lives on Spinks Lane, had been preparing for his exhibition at the end of July when he packed up to go home - leaving decades worth of kit behind.

'Well I had taken my caravan which I use as a mobile studio, and I was painting on the quayside.

'When I went back to the car I had left the equipment on the pavement in a bag. It had 20 tubes of oil paint, a palettte knife, rags for cleaning my brushes and lots of other things,' Mr Boswell said.

But it wasn't until the next day that the painter realised what he had done.


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'When I went back to the car the following day I put two and two together - I was so angry at myself,' he said.

On a return trip to Wells, a passer-by said they saw a woman picking up the bag - but so far Mr Boswell, who has been a full-time painter for 20 years, has had no luck in tracking it down.

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'Well it would be nice to get my things back because I'm having to make do from all my other bits and pieces. There is also a financial cost here.

'I am so angry at myself and I thought maybe someone might have picked it up and handed it in, but nothing has come up so far.

'It would be brilliant if they could,' he said.

Mr Boswell, who has had three books of his paintings published, urged anyone with information to come forward.

'If someone has taken them I would like them to get round to making contact through the police or the harbour master,' he added.

If you saw what happened, contact Wells harbour master Robert Smith on 07775507284.

For more information on Mr Boswell's work, visit www.patrickboswell-artist.co.uk

Do you have a Wymondham story we should be writing about? Contact reporter Lauren Cope on lauren.cope@archant.co.uk

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