Tag: Seaside

Devon

Spent a lovely few days in Devon. For most of my stay the weather was really good. Stayed in farm houses and enjoyed full English breakfasts most days. Missing them already! Beautiful countryside.  Visited Exeter on the only rainy day but took the opportunity to have a coffee, draw the stunning cathedral, surrounding buildings and countryside.   Lots of driving around winding roads. Stopped off in Lyme Regis, Beer, Branscombe, Topsham, Exmouth, Totnes, Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Salcombe.

De La Warr Pavilion

At the weekend, I took a trip to the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill.  Since it’s renovation five or so years ago, I’ve enjoyed visiting when I can. Love the art deco building and there are ongoing exhibitions and events. I caught the end of the Moving Portraits exhibition. It’s interesting viewing portraits as films instead of paintings. Work includes a film of David Beckham sleeping by Sam Taylor Wood. I don’t believe he’s asleep – no-one looks that good! Also a young Gilbert and George not doing very much and Robert Mapplethorpe’s portrait of Patti Smith. I liked seeing Andy Warhols screen tests from the 60’s.

I sketched outside and watched people arriving. There’s alot of construction work going on so I’ll come back to do a view from the beach.