An exhibition of paintings by Tony Mostyn, the Grandfather, and Paul Lightfoot, Grandson, who have between them painted, lived, and known Walberswick for a hundred years. Two self taught artists who have devoted their life to the single image, and the depth that lies within.
Tony Mostyn lived in Walberswick between the wars and in the early fifties, in one of the oldest houses in the village, the ‘Old Corner House, and his studio was the large black hut on stilts at the estuary.
The hut was the other side of the road when they first bought it, but it was prone to flooding and so during the Second World War, a man with his donkey and cart was employed, and he took it down plank by plank and rebuilt it in its location today.
Twenty years ago for two consecutive winters, Paul Lightfoot rented the East Point hut, and inspired by this unique place, he painted, drew and wrote, scenes inspired by the sea.
Tony Mostyn was born in 1898 and after the First World War he became a self-taught painter of landscapes and still lives, and he painted throughout his life. He died in1972, but there are still over a hundred paintings with the immediate family, many of which were painted in Suffolk or the South of France.
Paul Lightfoot was born in 1956 in Suffolk and went to Ipswich Art College, but left in the second year and considers himself self taught. This is his first exhibition in Suffolk.