Artist making waves at the seaside

AN ARTIST has been attracting waves of interest from coastal walkers with his stone mosaics depicting seaside scenes.

Russell Claydon

AN ARTIST has been attracting waves of interest from coastal walkers with his stone mosaics depicting seaside scenes.

The pebble pieces were first spotted by people strolling along the promenade in Felixstowe at the start of the week, but they have since spread up the coastline to Aldeburgh - known for the controversial Scallop artwork.

Hundreds of people have been stopping to admire the stone works, which belong to a homeless man known as George.

He has been spending hours collecting different coloured stones from Suffolk beaches before carefully piecing them together into a coastal scene.

It is believed George is originally from Ireland and has been making his way around the British shoreline over the years creating the resourceful artworks.

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A man who does not want to be identified took these latest pictures in Aldeburgh on Wednesday while walking his dog.

“I think George is a homeless man and he is trying to do something positive - which has got to be a good thing,” he said.

Peter Fryer, owner of the old beach hut on Felixstowe's seafront, where mosaics created by George such as a 3D seagull were left earlier in the week, said: “I think it is a lovely picture - it's very clever and it's a lovely thing to have on my old hut site.”

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