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‘Failing light on the Exe’

‘Failing light on the Exe’

I'm at a loose end on the west side of the Exe Estuary. So, of course, I strolled out (actually it turned out to be quite a brisk walk to beat the failing light) with my sketchbook​ heading towards the old Topsham Lock Cottage. I went down to the end of the ferry...

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‘Alex Kumar’

‘Alex Kumar’

This is a series of sketches is of musician and all-round good egg, Alex Kumar. Who I have seen at several appearances​ in Exeter's ’Phonic FM' studio, with Mark & Steve and their 'The Last Transmission' show. Playing his unique blend of 'folk/blues' and chatting...

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‘Cathedral Cavern Pencil Sketch’

‘Cathedral Cavern Pencil Sketch’

Having arrived back at my sister's house in the Lake District and it being a bit of a grey drizzly day, we have set off for a little low-level​ walk along Little Langdale. The lad is very excited about us taking in the 'Cathedral Cavern' part of the local slate...

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‘Lindisfarne & Bamburgh Castle Sketches’

‘Lindisfarne & Bamburgh Castle Sketches’

We are on holiday in and around the Borders, staying in Scotland but have come back into England to Northumbria's Holy Island – Lindisfarne. Crossing the causeway at about 9.30am. It being school holidays and a lovely sunny day, lots of other people are arriving too....

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‘Up the Exe from Turf’

‘Up the Exe from Turf’

We all had a pleasant cycle up the western side of the Exe Estuary, stopping at Turf Lock to have our lunch. Turf Hotel was pretty busy, but we sat right at the end to have a little more peace and quiet (Bah - Humbug 🙂 This also enabled us to watch the goings-on...

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‘Sketching at Portmellon & Chapel Point’

‘Sketching at Portmellon & Chapel Point’

We are staying at the beautiful Cornish Cove of Portmellon. Enjoying snorkelling​, kayaking and exploring​. (We set off for Mevagissey to try and find all the places mentioned in Susan Cooper's 'Over Sea, Under Stone' book, which changes the name of the harbour to...

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