On top of the World

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in Private View
On top of the World

February and March were two months that were all about Africa. Some brave souls from our North Devon community went to climb Mt.Meru next to Mt.Kilimanjaro, to raise money for a Cancer Support Centre in the area. I painted this first scene as a gift for one of the walkers and his family, to help promote […]

Spring’s a Knocking!

Posted by on Mar 29, 2016 in Private View
Spring’s a Knocking!

Ah, the joys of Spring. While we are not quite out of Winter’s grip, there are definite signs that the seasons are changing. On a good day , you can feel the warmth in the sun. During spells of quiet calm , free from gales and rain, you can hear birdsong. The clocks have sprung […]

A Mixed Bag

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016 in Private View
A Mixed Bag

As January comes to a close, many of us will sigh a breath of relief. The darkest month is almost over and the mornings are brighter, just! The evenings are starting to draw out. Those are two given things. As for the weather , well, there is certainly nothing certain about that. We’ve had a […]

Happy New Year!

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in Private View
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! A good time of year for being an artist living on the edge of our island realm. January is a month of extremes. The New Year revellers that descend on the coast can make the place seem as busy as it is in high summer. Then literally overnight , they are gone, […]

Merry Christmas From Steven Pleydell-Pearce Fine Art

Posted by on Dec 23, 2015 in Private View
Merry Christmas From Steven Pleydell-Pearce Fine Art

As the wind rattles the windows and the rain lashes down, we are here at Christmas Eve once more. The weather doesn’t bother me like it used to when I was younger. I am happy painting in my special part of the world, surrounded by good friends and family. For that I am truly grateful. For […]

Watercolour Sketches and Studies.

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Private View
Watercolour Sketches and Studies.

As we get close to Christmas, I always get the urge to have a sort out in my studio, maybe it’s the anticipation of the Winter Solstice that means the days will start drawing out again and the daylight will start to get some strength and life to it again. Which in turn always fuels […]

Down into the Valley of Wolves

Posted by on Nov 26, 2015 in Private View
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 Private View
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 Private View
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 Private View
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 […]