What a tremendous week it has been for my art with features on-line at South West Coast Path Association and Devon Life magazine.
From an initial contact from Becky Millington at SWCP http://www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk I was able to relate my love of the coast through my love of art … Read on!
Linocut artist Keith Tunnicliffe is based in the beautiful fishing port of Brixham, where the South West Coast Path runs along its coast. Over the years, he has taken a great deal of inspiration from the landscape for his art.
Keith said, “My love of the UK coastline has been my inspiration for my art for many years and continues to fuel my imagination for many more works to come. Each stroll, walk or ramble changes each and every day for us all, especially an artist, as the weather and the seasons continue to illuminate our skies, seas and landscape. The linocut artwork of Mansands, viewed from Sharkham, despite the many walks and photographs I have was inspired by a photograph in Devon Life. I used a floor covering, rather than my soft lino I usually use, in order to achieve the feel I looked for. I also changed my reduction printing approach for effect and depth of colour. My favourite stretch is from Brixham to Kingswear as it contains many differing aspects of coastal features though the choices remain endless.”
Added to this the content was covered by Devon Life magazine who have supported the SWCP initiative of #everymilematters with a write up on several artists & poets, including me.
Watch the video of the ‘Making of Mansands’ … https://youtu.be/vR9tIWnDdls
Poets, painters, potters and other independent artists are sharing their work and creating new original pieces to get behind a campaign which aims to raise much needed funds to support Britain’s longest National Trail.
The Every Mile Matters campaign highlights the coast path’s vital role in supporting people’s health and wellbeing, the local economy and the amazing environment along the coast of the South West.
The idea came out of restrictions in place during the lockdown, which halted any plans for an exhibition. As well as promoting the work of the charity which looks after the coast path, the Inspired by the Coast project promotes independent artists who face uncertain times ahead.