Artist Mick Anderson adds indoor wildlife to Cley Visitor Centre’s attractions

Wildlife lovers are guaranteed to spot a wider range of birds and animals than usual if they call in at the Cley Marshes Visitor Centre this month.

North Norfolk artist Mick Anderson has augmented the local wildlife on view with his first exhibition there of winged and furry creatures on canvas.

Born in 1947, Mr Anderson, now of Southrepps, comes originally from Hertfordshire. He suffered polio from the neck downwards as a child but has benefited from treatment over the years and is now able to walk with a calliper.

The condition didn't stop him becoming a keen artist in his childhood years and from keeping racing pigeons when a teenager.

He moved to Norfolk with his family in 1991 and then to the local coastal area in 2003 to help pursue his hobby of bird watching.

A year later he semi-retired from a career in design engineering to concentrate on his love of painting birds and to become a professional artist.

He works in various media but prefers watercolours and paints birds, animals and landscapes and has sold works in this country, America and Europe.

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Mr Anderson's exhibition at the Norfolk Wildlife Trust Cley Marshes Visitor Centre on the eastern edge of Cley village is now open daily until Friday, September 23.

He is pictured with two examples of his work and others can be viewed at


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