The sea has always been a major part of my life, and painting the coastline is an important aspect of my artwork. I’ve spent time painting in Cornwall and most of Devon, but the Jurassic Coast was an area that I hadn’t explored enough.
The geology had always fascinated me but it’s something I had very little knowledge of. Since late 2016 I’ve been working with the Jurassic Coast Trust’s volunteer Ambassadors to gain an understanding of the geology, history and people that comprise this incredible World Heritage Site.
This culminated in an exhibition at Sidmouth’s Kennaway House in October 2017, showcasing landscapes from East Devon’s section of the Jurassic Coast, as well as portraits of eight of the Ambassadors.
In 2018, I’m turning my attention to West Dorset, painting iconic landmarks like Golden Cap, Chesil Beach and the Isle of Portland as well as a new set of Jurassic Coast Ambassadors’ portraits.
For further information about the Jurassic Coast Art Project
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