Paintings of the Fens

Fred Ingrams is an artist who after working for many years in London as a painter, graphic designer & art director moved to Norfolk in the late 90s, where he recently became obsessed with painting an area known as The Fens – a marshy, flat region in the east of England. all descriptions of the area sound boring and dreary, but Ingram’s paintings are vibrant and interesting. see his Fens series at his blog and the rest of his work at his website.

The Fens are perhaps the least loved landscape in Britain. For some reason the flatness of this huge area of Eastern England does not capture the heart. It is a landscape that does not fit into the ideal of a rolling “green and pleasant land”. They are, on the other hand as flat as a billiard table and to most people, featureless and grim. The wind blows from from the east and is cold and nagging. The people who live there appear, like the wind, cold and unfriendly. It is for all these reasons I feel so at home painting in the Fens. As I sit and paint here, I am always struck by how few people inhabit this place. I am nearly always alone.

Paintings of the Fens
Paintings of the Fens
Paintings of the Fens
Paintings of the Fens
Paintings of the Fens
Paintings of the Fens
Paintings of the Fens
Paintings of the Fens

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10 Responses to Paintings of the Fens

  1. @whatyousow Thursday 17 July, 2014 at 12:27 pm #

    Enjoying these paintings of The Fens by @FredIngrams, via @miss_moss. Wonderful summer colours; http://t.co/woKnCXKLnH

  2. Jessica Thursday 17 July, 2014 at 5:56 pm #

    I live in the fens too and while everyone seems to focus on the land it’s the sky that’s always made the most impression on me it’s BIG. We have the most amazing sunsets and biblical painting skies. Whenever I come home after a time away it always feels as if the landscape is opening up.
    Anyway I hadn’t seen this artist before so thank you!

    Jess

  3. Laura Kirsop (@laurakirsop) Friday 18 July, 2014 at 9:13 am #

    Paintings of the Fens http://t.co/EaTF0fgcZz

  4. fred ingrams Friday 18 July, 2014 at 10:40 am #

    Thank you so much for mentioning my paintings on your blog. I seem to have had people from all over the world look at my work! Best wishes Fred

    • Jeltje Monday 21 July, 2014 at 10:28 am #

      Fred!
      … you should come over to Holland.
      You capture the colours of a beautiful flat landscape so well … it is a must. Especially in the Spring when the tulips pop up :)

  5. Albertine Friday 18 July, 2014 at 2:13 pm #

    Great paintings!
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  6. @madebymrsm Friday 18 July, 2014 at 3:19 pm #

    I was in the fens last weekend – these paintings are just wonderful – http://t.co/PeoI6uyljm

  7. Linda Sunday 20 July, 2014 at 2:12 pm #

    Thank you for sharing these. They are just beautiful. Beautiful

  8. @twoOregonians Tuesday 22 July, 2014 at 2:30 pm #

    b.eautiful paintings >>> “The Fens are perhaps the least loved landscape in Britain.” http://t.co/BzIlkyWqIz /// #art #landscape #travel

  9. Catherine Wednesday 23 July, 2014 at 3:57 pm #

    I drive through the fens every now and then and these paintings really are beautiful and atmospheric.

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