Category Archives: Art

A wide, wide foreshore at Cogden Beach

With an hour or two to low water the foreshore at Cogden was as wide as I have ever seen it.  This morning’s full moon has caused a pretty big tide for here and with the gentle seas of the … Continue reading

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First visit to Cuckmere Haven

I’ve been staying in Brighton both as a birthday holiday treat and to gather information and inspiration for my Tidelines project. Yesterday I revisited my old haunts along the coast from Brighton to Rottingdene, but today I visited the first … Continue reading

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Trip to Brighton and Cuckmere Haven planned

I am pleased to be progressing with my work on the Tidelines theme and I have been in the studio the first three days of this week working on some pieces about chaos and control (my favourite theme!) inspired by Holkham … Continue reading

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Old photos of Holkham and Wells-next-the-Sea plus a bit of a ponder about photography

When I say old photos I mean my old photos.  I believe they are from a holiday in 1991 when I took my family to stay in Wells-next-the-Sea.  It marks the moment that I fell in love with Holkham. I … Continue reading

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Nice piece about Cogden Beach

I came across this nicely written article on the “this is Cornwall” website.  I have not spoken about the many collections of beach litter that have been gathered together in structures and patterns at the top of Cogden Beach, but perhaps I … Continue reading

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Christmas beach-litter baubles

The Jurassic Coast has got Christmas decorations made from beach litter. Local artist Claire Nuttell and students from Arts University College Bournemouth used discarded bottle tops, plastic bags, crisp packets and sweet wrappers collected from Sandbanks and Chesil beach to create … Continue reading

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A quick climb to Thorncombe Beacon before the rain

This morning I managed to get out for a walk back to Thorncombe Beacon to try to capture something of the feeling of the view east I got when I walked that way with David on Wednesday.  The  air was pretty … Continue reading

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Coastal walk still strong in my mind

On Wednesday, with my friend David, I went for a walk  from Seatown up over the cliffs past Thorncombe Beacon and down to Eype’s Mouth, where we sat on the sand, ate an apple each and talked about art and the … Continue reading

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Spice jars, lighting and lighters

I took advantage of the good weather yesterday to get out for a walk along Cogden Beach. The stormy weather has pushed the tideline high and scattered the debris a wide swathe. Mostly it’s flotsam but there’s a lot of plastic bottles … Continue reading

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And talking of rubbish…

Talking of rubbish earlier, I forgot to mention that the Bridport Film Society presentation last night was the brilliant, award-winning documentary Waste Land by Lucy Walker which follows internationally successful Brazilian artist Vik Muniz as he leaves his New York … Continue reading

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