Norman Ackroyd.  The Western Shore, from Shetland to Co. Cork
33 etchings

Verey Gallery
27 April  – 10 September 2017

‘The western shore of the British Isles is not only the edge of Europe but also of a continent.  Three thousand miles of uninterrupted ocean lie to the west.  For decades I have indulged my obsession with this now almost deserted fringe.  I have visited and drawn most of the islands and landed on many’. (Norman Ackroyd)

Boreray and the Stacs
2010, Etching, 18 x 27.5cm

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.  His name is synonymous with the British and Irish Isles, and he is acclaimed as the modern master of etching and of water-colour.  Ackroyd was elected a Royal Academician in 1991 and was made Senior Fellow, Royal College of Art in 2000. He lives and works in London.

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For further information about Norman Ackroyd RA, visit: www.normanackroyd.com
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