Blue Skies and Boat Trips
UK price: £22.50 (plus £2.50 p p)
Hardback, 156 pages, 210mm x 245mm
Published: April 2014
Brian Lewis is one of Norfolk’s most colourful artists. His flamboyant character, bright yellow studio in Sheringham and an unrelentingly cheerful take on Norfolk life make for a memorable combination. His work, as familiar in Norfolk as the scenes he paints, has hidden depths. A careful look at even the most frivolous picture will surprise thanks to the detail included and the accuracy of his buildings, boats, beaches or birds. Mascot Media recognised the potential appeal of a book that brings together a large selection of Brian’s work and verbal snapshots of his colourful life. ‘Blue Skies and Boat Trips’ is the result. This is the first book of Brian’s work and it is long overdue. The 165 images represent a small part of an epic portfolio. Like a portable exhibition, this rainbow-hued volume acts as a memorable guide to Norfolk’s treasures. Conceived, written, designed and even printed in Norfolk, ‘Blue Skies and Boat Trips’ captures the north coast from Cromer to King’s Lynn, as well as featuring Brian’s unique take on life in Norwich, Holt, Fakenham and Letheringsett.