Rivers of Norfolk
Tor Falcon is an artist working mostly in chalk pastel who has previously done projects on the South Downs with sell-out shows. For the last four years she has been walking and drawing the rivers of Norfolk, whose names would make Robert Macfarlane – and the rest of us – quiver with pleasure: Ouse, Nar, Thet, Tas, Gadder, Cong, Tud, Yare, Ingol, Glaven, Chet, Wensum and many others.
Each river is illustrated with several pastel drawings and accompanied with introductory notes by Tor. Banks, sedge, ancient willows, bends, shores, rushes, chalk, mud, marshes and water meadows, canals, meanders, managed and wild: this is a wonderful book with nothing sentimental about either the notes or the drawings.
Rangeley-Wilson rightly quotes Ruskin in his foreword in relation to Tor’s eye, skill and knowledge.
A number of the drawings are on show at Norwich Castle Museum, from 13th July to 12th January 2020.
Her book is privately published and beautifully produced.