Dawn at New Bridge shows the view from the bridge some think of as Bowcombe Bridge.
Back in 2012/13, Anne and I rented a stunning house at Bickerton. It belonged to an artist and her husband and, for those twelve months, I worked in the best studio conditions I’ll ever have, for sure.
Work was being done on our Salcombe flat, ahead of putting it on the market, and we spent three years renting various houses in the South Hams.
During that particular tenancy, I would often drive from Bickerton back to Salcombe and, crossing New Bridge, Bowcombe, I would enjoy the view across the estuary.
One morning, there was a mist, slowly clearing. I felt compelled to stop the car and, reaching for my camera, I captured this magical moment. I especially admired the reflections in the pink water.
Dawn at New Bridge was one of a number of studies that resulted from that pitstop and this original acrylic painting has spent the past five years hanging in the gallery at Beacon House with the occasional outing to an exhibition.
It is now sold and, from tomorrow, will be gracing the walls of a dear friend who used to live in Salcombe but has now moved ‘up country’. Like so many of our era, travel is becoming a challenge, so to have a painting of a treasured view has to suffice. I am honoured my painting was chosen.
This particular purchaser also bought three prints – because the originals of those images had already been sold.
Four paintings in one home
Four of my images in one home! It’s not a record …
One of my ‘collectors’ has amassed more than a dozen of my paintings and they hang in his office suite in the City of London.
Limited edition prints from £95
Even if an original painting has not already sold, a limited edition print can be purchased. It’s a cheaper option, and because my prints are on the highest quality canvas, it’s made to last.
The cost of a print depends on the size of the image, and starts at £95. It can be posted to your home in a strong cardboard tube.
For those living in the South Hams, I recommend using Tidal Gallery for the mounting and framing. Anna Ventura provides a swift turnaround and a professional service.
For more details about purchasing prints, do contact me.