Geldeston, Norfolk 08.01 Mike Page


oil on braced birch panel

30 x 40 x 3cm

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Geldeston, Norfolk 08.01 Mike Page

Oil on birch wood panel

30 x 40 x 3cm


Geldeston, Norfolk 08.01 Mike Page was painted from a news report in the Eastern Daily Press (East Anglia) about the enormous flood at Geldeston, an area I know well. Geldeston has a remote pub which is often flooded due to its low lying aspect but the floods in 2022 were far wider reaching. Mike Page, a local drone enthusiast, was kind enough to send me a file of his astounding photograph to use a source material. When painting from a photo I like to refer to it in the first couple of layers but then discard it to allow for artists interpretation and the paint to take over. I was attracted by the light travelling across the water logged landscape, sectioned into pockets by hedging.

The painting is in oil on a braced birch wood panel with clean wooden edges. It doesn’t need framing but can be should you prefer.

It was painted as part of a project I undertook in 2022 to paint a year of reportage images on the effects of climate change. I painted 46 works in 12 months. You can read more about the project in my News section. From October 2023 – April 2024 the entire project titled You And I Are Earth was exhibited at Firstsite Museum and Gallery in Colchester, Essex.

My aim in painting the project was to put a pause on these dramatic images which are fed to us through our tvs and phones and can pass us by in under a second. I wanted to see what an entire year of my edit of these images would look like. Spending time with each had a profound effect on me.

10% of this sale will be donated to Greenpeace.

Additional information

Weight 0.6 kg
Dimensions 30 × 40 × 3 cm