Born in Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, in
This site is a sort of museum in cyberspace full of odds and ends about life in Budleigh Salterton. It celebrates among other things the connection between our corner of East Devon - birthplace of both Sir Walter Raleigh and Roger Conant, founder of Salem, Massachusetts - and the United States of America. The site was inspired by the friendship link established in 2001 with the Cape Cod community of Brewster.
The sea naturally features in many of the paintings. Water is notoriously difficult to portray in art. Judge for yourselves how well the artists have risen to the challenge.
But some of the artists have chosen subjects further afield, like Audrey Holden's 'Sunset Isles of Scilly' or Sue Chapman's 'The Lighthouse', seen below.