Painter’s art captures the essence of the Broads
- Credit: David Dane
From first light at Heigham Sound to nightfall at Mautby, an array of enchanting Broadland landscapes painted by artist David Dane are on show in his latest exhibition.
Visions: Glimpses of the Spirit of Broadland is at The Boathouse, Ormesby Broad, until Sunday and presents 14 of Mr Dane's latest works.
The exhibition is especially poignant for Mr Dane as he has dedicated it to his son William who passed away in June 2015 aged 20.
Mr Dane, 73, who lives on the edge of Sutton Fen with his wife Julia and daughter Miranda, said he was inspired by the Norfolk Broads because he found them 'spiritual, moving and ethereal' and that he felt the Broads gave him 'a sense of freedom.' He also said he was very much aware of the people and animals who had made the Broads their home in days gone by, and that he likes to incorporate all of this in his paintings.
Many of his works are of specific places, while others are what he calls 'romantic compositions.'
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'The most famous piece I ever painted was called Romantic Mill which featured three yachts, a derelict windmill and two swans. Everyone who saw that thought they knew where it was, but it wasn't anywhere in particular, it was out of my mind. Sometimes I find the pieces out of my mind define the Broads more than when I paint an actual scene. I like to try to capture the essence of the Broads.'
Visions: Glimpses of the Spirit of Broadland is at The Boathouse, Ormesby Broad, Ormesby St Michael, NR29 3LP, until Sunday. The exhibition is open 11am until 4pm each day.
For more about Mr Dane's artwork, visit www.dfdaneoilpaintings.co.ukDo you have an arts story? Email arts correspondent Emma Knights at email@example.com
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