Norman Lamputt 1943 – 2022
Norman had the vision and the skills to create paintings that felt raw and exciting. They were often, dark, apocalyptic landscapes, sometimes featuring field-hands, characters that he may have met in the pub, and surreal depictions of combine harvesters working the fields at night, lit up like alien spacecraft hovering over the land. His concern for the environment, had a major impact on his work. He was also influenced by the Australian artist Sydney Nolan and his series of Ned Kelly paintings.
Norman and his friend Peter Tarrant went to the same school, Wenlock Edge School near Much Wenlock, but it was at Shrewsbury Art College in the 1960’s where they formed a long friendship, often going on holiday together and exhibiting in London and at Twenty Twenty Gallery in Much Wenlock and Ludlow.
Norman’s slow and deliberate painting process, combined with ill health, has meant that there has only been a small body of work and no new work at all in recent years. It is frustrating, that someone as talented as Norman has not been able to produce enough to be able to exhibit more and gain greater recognition. He has been one of the gallery’s most talented artists.
We would like to thank the collectors who bought his work and hope that they will continue to appreciate his paintings.