Norwich artist’s minature masterpieces of Norfolk and beyond
- Credit: Ian Burt
The beautiful landscapes of Norfolk and beyond have been turned into miniature masterpieces by Norwich artist Garry Raymond-Pereira.
Eighty-five of his tiny paintings, all no bigger than a postcard, are currently on display in the artist's solo exhibition at Mandell's Gallery in Norwich's Elm Hill.
From images of crashing waves on the Norfolk coastline to mountainous scenes in Scotland, Wales and the Lake District, together the collection of oil paintings form a striking 13 metre line of snapshots that stretches around two of the gallery's walls.
Wish You Were Here In Holkham and Near Burnham Thorpe For Thinking Through Ideas are among the works inspired by places closer to home, and other areas of Norfolk and Suffolk that Mr Raymond-Pereira has captured in paint include Blakeney, Southwold, Aldeburgh and Mildenhall.
'Garry is very inspired by nature and the environment, there's not often figures in his work, it is very much about the landscape,' said Rachel Allen, from Mandell's Gallery.
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'They are like little jewels.
'Garry's work has a feeling of escapism, after a busy day you can escape into one of his little pictures, that's how I see them.
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'They are all so calm and make you think, 'I would like to be there right now.'
She added: 'He becomes very inspired by a place and doesn't want to necessarily create a photo, he wants to create a feeling.
'The title almost comes first and then the painting almost comes out of the title. It shows how important the title is to his works.'
Alongside his miniature marvels, Mr Raymond-Pereira is also exhibiting a selection of bigger works at Mandell's Gallery including a large triptych of the sea which he has created with both paint and seawater and which he has called I Think There's One In My Raincoat 1, 2 and 3.
Ms Allen said: 'It was Garry's plan to have all the little ones fill a whole wall and then to contrast that with the bigger paintings.'
Garry Raymond-Pereira's solo exhibition is at Mandell's Gallery, in Elm Hill, Norwich, until Saturday, June 10. The gallery is open from Monday to Saturday 10am until 5pm.
For more information about the exhibition, visit www.mandellsgallery.co.uk/garry-raymond-pereira