#10: Nature’s Bounty & Inspirational Art

So, I said last week I’d tell you about Dave Evans. Dave Evans was one of a party of four guests who stayed with us last weekend. He and his wife came down from Hayling Island for the Annual Shanty Festival (ALWAYS a brilliant crack – read about it in last week’s blog) and he shared his appreciation for all things sea bound and his love of the coast. His love is clearly demonstrated through his fabulous art. He was kind enough to send me some examples and some more information about where and how he is inspired.

The inspiration for many of David’s unique works stem from his experience as a merchant seaman and his love of sailing. David frequently sails to research the fine detail which features in his paintings.

David is proud to have had his work accepted by the R.N.L.I. and although primarily a specialist in marine illustration, this versatile artist has successfully completed commissions covering a wide range of subjects, including natural history, landscapes, aircraft and locomotives. Email: [email protected] or telephone 02392 468163 for further information.

May and June are possibly the very best months of the year for nature’s bounty. The fields, hedgerows and gardens are alive with wildlife of all kinds, with colour and with vitality. Birds singing, insects and bees buzzing, they all create a fabulous happy symphony that celebrates the burgeoning summer. Walks along the creeks, estuaries and coast of Cornwall and through its wonderful countryside are food for the soul at this time of year.

Oxeye Daisies edge a corn field near Mylor

Red clover thriving at the field edge

Creek side at Mylor

Glimpses through the trees across the river to Mylor Harbour

Boats on swinging moors on the River Fal at Mylor Harbour

High meadow with views of the river towards The Roseland

Dog Rose and Honeysuckle blooming in the hedgerows at Mylor

Peace and Tranquility: Stream and Ivy growing over abandoned building, Wendron