‘Richard Bell, our pal in Yorkshire, has begun publishing a series of raw journals
he calls 'sushi' books. I ordered a copy of This Distant Northern Sea, in which Richard
presents a single day's drawing on a trip he took in Scarborough . . .
‘ . . . His drawings are, of course, fantastic (visitors to his site and readers
of his many other books will expect no less). He draws commuters, the view out the
train window, herring gulls, fishing boats and villages on the the shoreline, a staggering
amount of work for one single day of drawing and painting.'
Richard writes: At the end of February I found myself wanting to spend a day drawing
by the sea so I set off on the train for Scarborough on a day of strong northerly
winds and spectacular breakers at high tide. Sheltering where I could, I got so much
drawing done that I made up another facsimile sketchbook in the Sushi format, in
the same 6 x 6 inch format as the original sketchbook. Like the other Sushis I print
it here in the studio on a colour laser printer (apart from, in this case, the laminated
cover which was printed by offset lithography).
Paperback, black and white and colour, 24 pages, size approx 145 x 147 mm (a little
under 6 inches square)