James Russell is the Bristol-based author of the bestselling series of books 'Ravilious in Pictures', which celebrate the life and workk of English watercolourist Eric Ravilious (1903-42).

Each of the four books explores different aspects of the artist's career, from his long and fruitful association with the Sussex Downs to his experience as an official War Artist during WW2.

The fourth and final volume, published to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the artist's death, follows him on his pre-war travels around Britain and northern France.

In this illustrated talk, James will focus on a number of the artist's most compelling watercolours, using letters, diaries, archive photographs and other sources to explore the history of the places Ravilious loved.

Bristol-based James Russell is an acknowledged authority on the life and work of English water colourist and designer Eric Ravilious, having written widely and given illustrated talks on the artist's life and work to audiences across the UK.

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