Tuesday, 20 November 2012

David Dane's Broadland in Print - exhibition at Fairhaven Garden Norfolk


Broads artist David Dane returns to Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham, for the second year running with Broadland in Print, an exhibition of giclee prints, from Saturday, November 24 to Sunday December 2, open daily 10am- 4pm, free entry to exhibition.

Broadland in Print features giclee prints on canvas and fine art paper of many popular paintings from David Dane’s original oils exhibitions, including the late Eric Edwards, wherries and wherry yachts and winter in the Broads.

The ethereal and atmospheric Broadland images created by David Dane have taken the Broads landscape to a worldwide audience for more than 40 years. Jenny White from Artists and Illustrators magazine commenting on David Dane's work said: "David Dane's Broadland is a land of mystery, poised between this world and the next."

This empathy for the landscape expressed in David's work is a result of a life-long love affair with the Broads. He has lived in the area since the age of five, exploring the waterways and marshlands and gradually developing his own particular artistic style.

In the 80s and 90s, much of David's work was put into print by Rosenstiels of London. But since then, he has mainly concentrated on his biennial exhibitions of original oils. For 12 years these were held at the Norfolk Wildlife Trust's Ranworth Broad information centre. However, the most recent exhibition Whispering Reeds was held at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden in November 2011.

"A selection of prints, included in the 2011 exhibition, were well received," said David Dane, "so, with the support of Louise Rout and the Fairhaven team, I decided to return with a print only exhibition this year. I am a conservationist and environmentalist. It is my greatest wish that others may experience the true beauty and fragility of our natural world through my paintings."

Louise Rout, Manager Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden said: "We are really looking forward to David Dane's Broadland in Print following the success of Whispering Reeds. The exhibition will be staged in our visitor reception building, which doubles as an exhibition and workshop space during the winter."

For more information about David Dane see www.dfdaneoilpaintings.co.uk, tel. 01692 584938.

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is at South Walsham, nine miles east of Norwich, signposted off A47 at B1140 junction, www.fairhavengarden.co.uk , tel. 01603 270449. Garden entry is adult £5.50, concessions £5 and child £3 (under 5 free).

The garden is open daily all year (closed Christmas Day), free entry to tearoom, gift shop and plant sales. There is wheelchair access throughout the garden, including a Sensory Garden. Visitors requiring special facilities are advised to telephone in advance, mobility scooters available. Dogs are welcome on leads; small charge to cover poop scoop.

Image: Daybreak at Sutton Fen by David Dane