Norfolk to Suffolk – Great Yarmouth

My journey through norfolk and Suffolk is one I re visit in my mind more than any other……due to the political mess we have now called ‘Brexit’. It was five years ago I first arrived and it was here I first realised things were not comfortable. The time I spent living in North Yorkshire I [...]

Norfolk to Suffolk – Croma

Approaching Croma from the north the full victoriana of the white pier dominates the entire beach. The weather was kind this cold september day and it dazzled. I tried to get the light playing on the structure and decided water colour was the best approach. On this journey I made a pact with myself to [...]

Norfolk to Suffolk – Wells-next-the-sea

Wells-next-the-sea Having navigated the wash area and wonderful nature reserves toward Kings Lyn I work my way round the top of Norfolk. Lincolnshire and Holderness are flat but do not prepare you for the wonderful sky scapes and light I am presented with here. My first port of call is Wells-next-the-sea and I wondered where [...]

Cleethorpes (via Holderness) 2013

My next stop is over the Humber into Lincolnshire. But first I had the opportunity of a couple of delightful nights in Patrington with friends. I have visited this area, known as Holderness for quite a while and it is magical. I don't know if its the flat landscape, the random landbound water structures or [...]

Bridlington – 2013

Bridlington keeps its jewels well hidden as you approach by road.  There is quite a lot of town to navigate before you get that first tantalising glimpse of its lovely sandy beach. I parked up on the North side at the very generous public green and where everything seems to happen. There was a kite [...]

Scarborough – 2012

Living in Bay means the next few legs of the journey are local to me and I have revisited them many times, although the demands of the workshop and studio have slowed me down somewhat. The next few years are an experiment in balancing ‘creative work’ and ‘paid work’ ….if I could get this right [...]

The Studio – 2011

Station Art Workshop - The studio At this point in the blog I think I should mention my studio in Robin Hood’s Bay. I moved to Bay in 2010 and rented the studio from Scarborough Council in 2011. Later that year I started Station Art Workshop running art classes for the local community in Robin [...]

Saltburn – 2011

Saltburn I have come to know and love Saltburn very well over the years. This Victorian town was created rather than developed. It was intended to be the Northern version of Bournemouth for the steel workers and miners of middlesborough and has a place in the heart of any true Borough soul. As you approach [...]

Paddy’s Hole, South Gare – 2010

My first visit in 2010 Reputedly called Paddy’s Hole because it was built by Irishmen from the slag produced by  Redcar steelworks blast furness early 1800s. Locally known as Paddy’s Hole. It is not for the feint hearted. In fact it does not even officially exist.  On the strength of some well trusted local knowledge [...]

Tyne mouth & South Shields – 2010

I had been informed that Tynemouth was a quaint, traditional and pretty…..and it was. Not what you expect to find at the mouth of one of the most industrial areas in Britain.  The boats pull up to the quay and distribute their catch directly into the fish restraunts along the harbour side.  Unfortunately my visit [...]