Lure of the land…

It’s hard not to be moved physically and emotionally by the lure of the land and the sea in the south of England.

From the rugged granite cliffs of Cornwall, through the Jurassic coast to the white Seven Sisters chalk cliffs where the South Downs meets the sea.

On land we have the world-famous South Downs National Park, its neighbour the North Downs and the wonderful Weald inbetween.

No wonder artists and writers have always been drawn to this area. Locations that inspired painters such as JMW Turner, Charles Knight and Eric Ravilious are matched by timeless authors such as Hilaire Belloc, Rudyard Kipling and Charles Dickens. Not forgetting naturalist Gilbert White of Selbourne and poet and writer Edward Thomas.

It’s a pleasure and a privilege to be able to spend time in such evocative surroundings and I look forward to many more collaborations with Gordon, an inspirational artist and great friend.

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