Artists Cabin, Bucks Mills

Posted by on Sep 20, 2019 in

Just a short hike down past thatched cottages and a babbling stream, trickling down alongside the tree lined road. You come to a view that has always fired my imagination. A tiny harbour clinging to the sheer cliffs tumbling over a boulder beach, where that stream throws itself down to the shore.
Perched halfway up is a tiny little cabin , originally a boathouse, that two lady artists, Mary Stella Edwards and Judith Ackland, occupied frequently from the 1920’s right up until the 1970’s. It’s contents are frozen in time from the moment they left, preserved for posterity, now owned by the National Trust. On a day like today with a crisp clear light, I had chicken skin thinking of them painting the same views and scenes that captivated me all these years later.


Original plein air gouache location sketch 10 x 4 inches on Bristol board. Unframed.