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Little Switzerland, Lynton.

Posted by on Sep 20, 2019 in

£200.00

Sidestepping goats, walkers and orienteering schools, I hiked up to the highest spot that I could find.
Lynton and Lynmouth and it’s breathtaking surrounding scenery was compared to Switzerland by romantic poet Robert Southey.
Travellers in the 1800’s unable to take the Grand Tour Of Europe, due to war, nicknamed the area “England’s Little Switzerland”, which in turn inspired many buildings there to be built in a Swiss style.
Serendipity strikes in strange places. Perched on my high painting peak, I was just about finished with my sketch when a lovely couple hiked up and asked if they could have a look? Always happy to oblige, we soon struck up a conversation, which had me silently guessing where their accents where from? You’re one step ahead of me aren’t you?
Lucerne, Switzerland the gent said. What are the odds?

Description

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