Tor is a landscape artist based in Norfolk whose work is very much rooted in the English Landscape tradition. Tor's work is defined by her walks around the countryside where her pastel drawings are created. Her newest body of work comprises over 200 drawings which focus on the rivers of Norfolk.
Initially launched at Norwich Castle Museum earlier this year we are thrilled to be able to present a selection of the drawings online and in our shop. Tor says of this project:
'The idea to follow the rivers of Norfolk from source to sea began, like all rivers do, in a small way. A friend asked me to draw his two favourite Norfolk rivers, the Nar and the Stiffkey. A combination of his obvious passion for them and their quiet beauty got me thinking. I wondered why I had never properly looked at Norfolk’s rivers before. I had never bothered to wonder about the stream under the bridge that I crossed, never considered where it had come from or where it was going, never asked its name. I had never peered into water and wondered why it was clear or why it wasn’t.
Spurred on by an alphabetical list of the ‘Rivers of Norfolk’ that sounds like an Old English poem of all things watery and damp, I have followed 38 named rivers and streams, ditches and trickles. For almost 4 years I have drawn them as I’ve followed them, from source to mouth (or sometimes from mouth to source) making over 200 pastel drawings.'