Teesside born landscape poet John Powls’ latest book ‘North Sea To The East’ is a personal landscape of Teesside and North Yorkshire. It is his response to his native area from his earliest years to revisiting now as a pensioner.
Beautifully and extensively illustrated, ‘North Sea To The East ’is also a celebration of the work of many visual artists whose work inspired John’s poems with their rendering of the landscapes and seascapes of our region.
Amongst the more than one hundred images contributed to the book are works by current, internationally renowned Teesside artists – the ever popular icon Mackenzie Thorpe and modern master, William Tillyer – as well as more than twenty other excellent painters, printmakers and photographers.
Most are based in or hail from Teesside and North Yorkshire, though giants of art history like Turner and Lowry, contemporary masters and long time collaborators of John’s are also represented.
John says, ‘This collection is a sharing of the heart and a work of time and nature – pastoral, littoral and industrial. Part love letter, part thank you note, it’s about belonging.’
Hardback, 144 pages
10 December 2020
258 x 238mm