East Lyn to Lynmouth

A reconstructed painting from old photographic reference and using a palette of colours that reflect paintings of that period and location. It shows the East Lyn river looking towards Lynmouth and Hollerday Hill in a time when George Newnes’ House still stood near the summit and there were far fewer trees. Art poster prints areContinue reading “East Lyn to Lynmouth”

Lynmouth Low Tide

A print from an original painting. Lynmouth Harbour at low tide, a couple of years ago before the Tors Hotel was restructured and when a typical autumnal mist had descended from Exmoor. Even on a chilly damp day there is still a beauty in this rugged coastline. Art poster prints are for sale on EtsyContinue reading “Lynmouth Low Tide”

Old Lynmouth Harbour

A reconstructed painting from old photographic reference and using a palette of colours that reflect paintings of that period and location. It shows Lynmouth Harbour before the devastating 1952 flood when the East Lyn and West Lyn rivers flowed directly through the harbour. Art poster prints are for sale on Etsy in three different sizes.Continue reading “Old Lynmouth Harbour”

Chapman Burrows Storm, Exmoor

This is a painting of Chapman Burrows, Exmoor, Devon on a late afternoon with storm clouds gathering. The sun continued to light the distant horizon, but rain was threatening with every passing minute. This place has been one of my favourite haunts for many years, only a short distance away yet no houses to seeContinue reading “Chapman Burrows Storm, Exmoor”

Chapman Burrows Sunset

A late summer evening as the sun set over Exmoor. The sunset changed every few minutes as though a psychedelic light show was taking place just for me. The sheep were unmoved by the beauty, maybe they had seen it too many times before. Art poster prints are for sale on Etsy in three differentContinue reading “Chapman Burrows Sunset”

The Orchard under the Moor

This is an imaginary view based on an orchard I passed every time I returned to Exmoor. As I turned off the main road I would pass this large apple orchard. To me this was start point of returning to Exmoor as the road from there rose quickly onto the high moors and brought meContinue reading “The Orchard under the Moor”

Parracombe, Exmoor

I lived in Parracombe for forty years, have known it for even longer, and saw it change gradually over that time. Strangely, this view of village is how it was almost 120 years ago, but still familiar. In the age of steam a narrow gauge railway was built from Barnstaple to Lynton. During the planningContinue reading “Parracombe, Exmoor”

Lynmouth, Harbour Lights

When I first knew Lynmouth, in the 1960s, the Harbour would be bustling, both during the day and in the evenings during the summer. Pubs, shops and caf├ęs would all be open. Now it’s much quieter after the day visitors have left, but still as atmospheric as the light fades. I am probably one amongstContinue reading “Lynmouth, Harbour Lights”

Watersmeet, East Lyn, Lynmouth

This poster is in the mid 20th century style of British travel posters for coastal resorts. It’s the location of Watersmeet House on the East Lyn valley above Lynmouth. The property is now a National Trust tea room, but was originally a fishing lodge built for Walter Stevenson Halliday in 1832. Two rivers meet hereContinue reading “Watersmeet, East Lyn, Lynmouth”

North Walk, Lynton

From a painting in acrylics. This is a favourite place of mine and one of the views that entranced me when I first visited North Devon. The view from near the end of North Walk is one of the few I am able to enjoy because my fear of heights prevents me from completing theContinue reading “North Walk, Lynton”