Near County Gate on Exmoor

Looking over the moors near County Gate between Devon and Somerset The road along the coast here is always spectacular, whatever the weather, but summer is a special time when you can the sea, sun-dried grass and heather at the same time. Art poster prints are for sale on Etsy in three different sizes. TheseContinue reading “Near County Gate on Exmoor”

An Exmoor Landscape

A view over the moors past County Gate, so on Exmoor but in Somerset. The high moors always present in a wonderful variety of moods, this time quite peaceful as you look east across Exmoor. Art poster prints are for sale on Etsy in three different sizes. These prints are museum-quality posters made on long-lastingContinue reading “An Exmoor Landscape”

Storm on Dartmoor

Dartmoor, as often happens, threatens rain. This is a view between Postbridge and Widecombe, but it could be one of many such vistas on Dartmoor. 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 theContinue reading “Storm on Dartmoor”

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”

Southport Pier

Southport in Merseyside, North West England. Taken one late afternoon for no other reason than it looked amazing. I was there partly to see Antony Gormley’s Another Place and this view was breathtaking. The government was going to move my parents to Southport from London, during WW2, but in the end my father remained inContinue reading “Southport Pier”

Illusions Made From Paper

I have, most of my life, been puzzled by the imagined reality of money. Society started by trading food, goods and services. Then currency was invented. In the world today we don’t have very much real money, we operate almost entirely on promises. You may imagine that the statement you get from a bank guaranteesContinue reading “Illusions Made From Paper”