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Norfolk’s byways and backroads captured on canvas in Norwich art exhibition

PUBLISHED: 14:48 14 September 2017 | UPDATED: 14:54 14 September 2017

New Road, Sheringham, by John Midgley. Picture: SUPPLIED

New Road, Sheringham, by John Midgley. Picture: SUPPLIED

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Paintings by well-known Norfolk artist John Midgley will be on show at the Anteros Arts Foundation, Norwich, this month, in an exhibition celebrating a decade of painting and drawing the lesser-known back roads and urban areas of the county.

The Road to Southrepps, by John Midgley. Picture: SUPPLIEDThe Road to Southrepps, by John Midgley. Picture: SUPPLIED

Mr Midgley, who lives at Mundesley with his fellow artist wife Maggie, has enjoyed a career spanning more than 60 years, exhibiting his work in Norfolk, Suffolk and London.

St Ives, by John Midgley. Picture: SUPPLIEDSt Ives, by John Midgley. Picture: SUPPLIED

His latest show will feature 30 paintings and drawings depicting scenes ranging from town centre streets in Cromer, Sheringham, Kings Lynn and Cornwall, to a series of ‘heads’, some of which show the painter Frank Auerbach, a former neighbour of Mr Midgley in Camden Town, London.

Bedford Street, by John Midgley. Picture: SUPPLIEDBedford Street, by John Midgley. Picture: SUPPLIED

Also on show will be line drawings which will be featured in a book due out later this year entitled Art Is.

The exhibition runs from September 19-30 at Anteros, Fye Bridge Street. For opening times, phone 01603 766129.

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