Divorced and in my mid fifties my life starts to unravel when the job I'd been offered in Kristiansand disappears in a failed merger days after I move to Norway. But I decide to stay and make a go of things anyway.
This book follows my failures (and a few of my successes) as I strive to become a part of the local community. I join 'Asylum Seekers' School' to learn Norwegian (making some unexpected friends) and once a week I escape into the fells to fly-fish for 'a bigger trout'.
Befriended by three ladies, an art historian, a birch bark weaver and a silversmith, each introduce me to their country's customs and culture. Unemployed, and with no job prospects, I become a self-taught linocut artist in an attempt to earn a meagre living.
This tale chronicles a year that, through some quirk of fate, sees me transformed from an unknown Englishman into The Artist with Dirty Habits".
Format: Paperback/256 pages
Dimensions: 170 x 240mm
Illustrations: 26 b&w and one colour
If you have seen any linocuts that you would like to purchase, would like to enquire more about my current work or even purchase some greetings cards, then please don't hesitate to mail or call me.
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Chris Sinden (SWLA), 47 Colliers Field, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 2SW