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”

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 cafés 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”

La Joie du Vélo (the joy of cycling)

We see more and more cyclists on the road and more and more lycra. At one time fashion demonstrated by cyclists on holiday might have been less comfortable, but was certainly more elegant. A cycling holiday passing through the Valley of Rocks would have been just as enjoyable and, I suspect, the lower speeds wouldContinue reading “La Joie du Vélo (the joy of cycling)”

Hollerday Hill, Lynton

When you walk the South West Coast Path along the North Devon coast you come over Countisbury Hill and get this spectacular view of Lynmouth Bay. Lynmouth harbour is tucked away behind the hills and the outskirts of Lynton as it spreads over Hollerday Hill is just visible. This poster is available to purchase inContinue reading “Hollerday Hill, Lynton”

Lynmouth Harbour

An experimental montage of Lynmouth Harbour executed with multiple layers of cut and torn coloured tissue paper. The strange building on the harbour wall is the Rhenish Tower , originally built to store salt water for an indoor bath. It was later fitted with a light to act as a beacon above the harbour. TheContinue reading “Lynmouth Harbour”