Thursday, 5 April 2012

Nick puts his stamp on Fairlynch-inspired artwork

"One of the most photographed and painted houses in East Devon" claimed the Western Morning News in its description of the century-old thatched cottage orné that is Budleigh's own museum.

No surprise then, to find Woodbury-based artist Nick Watton backing up the newspaper's claim with his own contribution in this charming watercolour of Fairlynch which he painted last month.

Budleigh is among the coastal spots that often inspire him, as seen in these sketches of our pebble beach and the fishing gear that usually decorates it.  

Brought up in Cornwall, Nick has always been inspired by the scenery of wild and remote places including the coast, the sea and the ships past and present that sail upon her.

So in this year of centenaries and special events that have inspired Fairlynch Museum,  including those of Scott of the Antarctic, the birthday of East Devon author R.F. Delderfield, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics, he's keen to remind us that 2012 is also the Year of the Titanic with his new set of Postage Stamps for Guernsey Post Ltd, one of which is reproduced here. 

Nick's website is at

Stamp images courtesy of Guernsey Post Ltd.

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