Alnmouth Arts Festival

Wow. I can’t believe how soon Alnmouth Arts Festival is. There’s still so much to organise and so many paintings to do! Here’s a painting I finished today and it’s also where I’ll be based at the festival. If you’re around, please come and find me at The Ferryman’s Hut!

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Beach Adventures

The Northumberland coast is so so gorgeous and I can’t go home without visiting a beach. I definitely have my favourites; Seaton Point, High Newton, Bamburgh. Last time I was back I decided to go to one I’ve never actually been to, despite only living a few miles from it my whole life. I wasn’t disappointed. Warkworth Beach is another huge expanse of unspoilt coastline to add to my list of must see beaches. I also couldn’t resist snapping a vibrant oil seed rape field on the way home!

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Northumberland (AKA Middle Earth)

I’ve just been home for a beautiful wedding by the sea in Northumberland. Whenever I’m home, I can’t resist taking a drive into the hills. One of my favourite views has also been used for ‘The Hobbit’ poster. It’s just stunning and definitely a strong competitor for New Zealand! (When you catch it on a rare sunny day :-))

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