Gervase Gregory moved as a boy to the Waterside area next to the New Forest. He has always sketched and painted, and without formal training has accomplished and beautiful watercolour style.
His knowledge and love of the New Forest and Waterside areas shine through in his watercolour postcards many of which can be seen in his book, ‘A Lifetime in Postcards’, along with numerous pen portraits of people and events.
Whether you know the places and characters well or not, Gervase’s paintings and interesting commentary will have you dipping into his book again and again.
Gervase rarely depicts himself in a painting, but here he can be seen with Alice (in Wonderland) helping fellow painters work en-plein-air in Lyndhust High Street.
First look at the postcards that capture in watercolour the places, people and events that make the Forest unique. Next be drawn into the anecdotes and poems, mainly about things that have happened to Gervase, but with some tales from friends; all of this woven into a story that is full of wit and wisdom.
Turn the pages once more and you will see historical photographs that you will not find anywhere else.
If you are feeling adventurous the book can be your guide to the New Forest. Just use the map references to walk (or drive) from one postcard place to the next. What better way to get to know the New Forest and its Solent shoreline?