The Beacon House Gallery is closed for refurbishment until next spring, and the Salcombe Art Club exhibition space is now being used for classes, but you can still see my original paintings on show in various galleries in the South Hams.
One such opportunity is at The Gallery Project, in Noss Mayo. This light, contemporary space provides the perfect setting to showcase art and craft from South Devon and is open now, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11am until 5pm, until 23 December.
Maxine, who runs the Gallery Project has several of my originals on show, and one of those is Low Tide at Newton Ferrers.
I live in Salcombe. What am I doing, painting scenes of Newton Ferrers?
It was probably in the late 1960s that I was introduced to the two villages of Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo. I spent many happy holidays there and still have friends living there.
The Ship Inn (and other venues) offer excellent food with wonderful views. So, it’s a treat to venture away from Salcombe now and then and to enjoy such picturesque scenes.
Last summer, Anne and I, on two separate occasions, took house guests in that direction. Once I start taking photos, it’s not long before I’m compelled to start painting … and those two visits explain the recent crop of paintings of Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers.
Why paint the boathouse?
Low Tide at Newton Ferrers depicts a prominent luxury boathouse as viewed from Noss Mayo. Its setting is idyllic!
Beyond the boathouse, we can see the tops of masts and sails of crafts finding their moorings in the river Yealm.
Better to ask why not paint the boathouse?
Where is The Gallery Project, in Noss Mayo?
The Gallery Project is in The Revelstoke Room, next to the Village Hall
Post code: PL8 1EN
Tel: 01752 873150