Norman Ackroyd completes his three year project “attempting to understand the necklace of rocks and skerries that stretch North East from St Kilda for 400 miles via Flannan, Sula, North Rona, Foula and Papa Stour to the Rumblings, Muckle Flugga and finally to Out Stack”.
As usual Norman has covered a lot of ground, and water, in the preparation of the two latest of his yearly collections of etchings, BEYOND CAPE WRATH and SHETLAND, and of the related watercolours. In the last two years he has also produced new individual etchings of his favourite haunts in Ireland, Scotland, Yorkshire, Norfolk, and Cumbria. Yet to be revealed are two etchings inspired by the rain pouring down over the estuary of the River Stour in front of the gallery on Christmas Day.
Norman Ackroyd studied at Leeds College of Art from 1956 to 1961, and subsequently at the Royal College of Art, London, from 1961 to 1964. He has had many solo exhibitions, both in Britain and internationally. Public commissions include etched metal murals for the British Embassy in Moscow, Lloyds Bank, British Airways, and Cambridge University.
He was elected a Royal Academician in 1991 and awarded a CBE for services to engraving in 2007.
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