An ongoing series of paintings, sketches and photos from the South West Coastal Path. I will be visiting favourite spots and discovering new ones.
On the weekend the whole family came along – we parked at Mutter’s Moor and headed down to meet the path. What a view! Breathtakingly beautiful out towards the sea and Peak Hill and just as inspiring facing landwards Woodbury Common in the distance. I so enjoyed the painting and had some lovely chats with walkers, including a descendant of Samuel Taylor Coleridge! And just when I was packing up a couple of army helicopters flew right over me and the sheep.

Dec 8th: Yesterday’s session as part of my Seaward/Landward series continued a bit further along the South West Coastal Path from Peak Hill.
I drove past Ladram Bay onto Bar’s Lane which became quite a treacherous little lane where a 4X4 vehicle would’ve been quite useful! I walked up to Peak Hill via the South West Coast Path which follows by High Peak Plantation.
It was bitterly cold and extremely windy up there to the point that I thought I may even get blown off the cliff at one point whilst sketching the seawards view. So I walked slightly down from the highest point where it was a bit more sheltered and painted the gorgeous view towards Burnthouse farm – a lovely Hill – not sure what it is called. I survived the drive back and am glad to say there’s no punctures in the car wheels or damage to the underside of the car!

Dec 10th: Atmospheric heavy clouds at Jacobs Ladder – Sidmouth a few days ago. I love these rainy day skies and what resembles a cloudburst in the distance..

Dec 12th: Watercolour and pencil studies of the sea view and cliff view from Sidmouth near Jacobs Ladder..
Also ink studies of the rocks and waves crashing.