Down into the Valley of Wolves

Posted by on Nov 26, 2015 in Art Diary
Down into the Valley of Wolves

I recently had the enjoyable task of creating a painting from one of the hilltop homes overlooking Woolacombe Bay. Perched up on the brow of the hill, the house commanded a spectacular view through it’s small wooded garden, down to the village , beach and out across the sea to Lundy. I spent a couple […]

Warm October – Watercolour Painting on the Coast.

Posted by on Oct 25, 2015 in Art Diary
Warm October – Watercolour Painting on the Coast.

It’s hard to believe, that September and October combined , have so far been warmer and drier than July and August…or at least that’s what it’s felt like. We really have been treated to a glorious spell of weather to take us into Autumn, and I’ve enjoyed taking my brushes out and about enjoying the […]

A Secluded Natural Jewel

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in Art Diary
A Secluded Natural Jewel

Walking around Ilfracombe Harbour, you get the taste  of the sea, the restaurants, the boats and the smell of the weather. It seems to roll around the inlet in the rocks and carry up the steep cliffs that surround the little place. The contrast between the salty , seaweed and crustacean smell that you get on […]

Finding Shelter from the Weather

Posted by on Sep 24, 2015 in Art Diary
Finding Shelter from the Weather

“Watercolour Painting in Ilfracombe Harbour” This Summer’s weather was a consistent mixture of windy and sunny days peppered with showers. Painting outdoors on the Atlantic facing West coasts of our stretch of the world proved to be rather challenging. One of my favourite places to paint when those onshore winds blow, is Ilfracombe Harbour. Tucked […]

End of a Woolacombe Bay Summer

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in Art Diary
End of a Woolacombe Bay Summer

After a warm, September weekend of slower paced life in our little coastal village, it really does feel as if Summer has come to an end. Monday morning opened up the week with a storm knocking on the door, heavy rain and strong winds, are raining ripe apples down upon my wooden studio roof. After […]

Early Morning Calm – The Journey of a Watercolour Painting

Posted by on Aug 21, 2015 in Art Diary
Early Morning Calm – The Journey of a Watercolour Painting

A question that is often asked is “how do you get your inspiration?”. For me it can be simply walking or driving out and about with open eyes just taking in scenes and almost daydreaming at them until something takes my fancy. Then I usually make a pen sketch , which gets loosely and lightly […]

Watercolours at The Boardwalk, Woolacombe, Devon.

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Art Diary
Watercolours at The Boardwalk, Woolacombe, Devon.

“The Boardwalk” restaurant on The Esplanade in Woolacombe , will be opening this Easter with a new selection of  Steven’s current available framed watercolours. http://theboardwalkwoolacombe.co.uk    

“Fast Eddy and The Splashy Sliders” in Woolacombe,Devon.

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Art Diary
“Fast Eddy and The Splashy Sliders” in Woolacombe,Devon.

“Eddy’s” will be re-opening with a whole new look this Easter 2015. You can also find “Fast Eddy and his Splashy Sliders” a series of framed single finned , soul surfer watercolours at: “Eddy’s” 3 West Rd Woolacombe, North Devon EX34 7BW

“Painting Hydra” Kickstarter project.

Posted by on Oct 18, 2014 in Art Diary
“Painting Hydra” Kickstarter project.

  The main objective of the “Painting Hydra” project, was to travel to a beautiful destination, full of local character, unspoilt architecture, all lit with stunning Mediterranean light and in just five intense days, produce a body of paintings, sketches and photographs that could be used to produce finished studio paintings. Thanks to the generous […]