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”

Dartmoor Granite

Anyone who has walked on Dartmoor or even driven over it, will recognise the iconic landscape depicted in this painting. Outcrops of granite rock litter the wild and beautiful high moorland which is famous for its tors. Painted with a large brush to emulate the windswept terrain. This scene is on the walk from TwoContinue reading “Dartmoor Granite”

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”

Poole Harbour

This painting is of Poole Harbour on a cold winters day with the sun barely breaking through the low misty clouds. Chilly but beautiful. Art poster prints are for sale on Etsy in three different sizes. These prints are museum-quality posters made on long-lasting semi-glossy (silk) paper – weight: 170 gsm/65 lb Because the artworkContinue reading “Poole Harbour”

Marilyn’s Smile

Over fifty years ago I made this sketch, almost certainly from a photographic reference which has long disappeared from sight. The drawing has somehow survived all those years and I’ve now made a high resolution scan, cleaned it up a little (leaving some evidence of its journey) and turned it into a poster. She diedContinue reading “Marilyn’s Smile”

Over the Hills and Far Away

An experimental montage with multiple layers of torn digitalised coloured paper. I worked with actual paper on items like this in the 1980s, but a lot of the paper I used or dyed specially proved not to be colour fast. Although the changes in tone and colour were interesting, they gradually lost the original balance.Continue reading “Over the Hills and Far Away”

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”

Heddon’s Mouth, North Devon

Another painting in acrylics. This is a favourite place of mine and one of the places that entranced me when I first visited North Devon. The view is with my back to a stony bay looking back up through through the Heddon Valley and the river Heddon flowing down to the beach. The water cascadesContinue reading “Heddon’s Mouth, North Devon”