An English Summer - The Alnmouth gallery
I have been visiting Alnmouth for over 20 years and am always relieved to find that nothing has every changed. Old friends of mine recently moved there and so I was able to spend some sketching, meeting the locals and getting to know it better. I hope the resulting watercolours reflect the way I feel about this quiet corner of England and how utterly lovely it is.
Some of these paintings are for sale and are available exclusively from Harvey Roberts at St. Valery B&B on Northumber land street, not far from the church. Pop in any time. Youwill get a warm welcome and maybe a glass of English prosecco!
The prices include a handmade honey pine frame and double mount - framed by George Skipper in Alnwick.
This building stands in the old Pease's garden, a large plot belonging to the big house.
This scene epitomeses, for me, the peaceful calm of an English Sunday. It has looked like this for over a hundred years and will remain constant for another.
God bless the eccentric and the adventurers. This quirky lookout is topped with an exquisite dragon and overlooks the estuary.
To wander around and between the boats that lay at anchor on the low tide flats of Alnmouth estuary is a delightful way to spend an hour. Some boats are still working, some have been forgotten. Each has a story to tell.
The Duchess Bridge was built with funds provided by the Duchess of Northumberland and makes a grand entrance to the village framed with Scots pines.
At the top of the high street is this charming war memorial standing sentry at the village entrance to tell the stories of love and loss.
THis should be listed as one of England's smallest museums. The old ferry hut houses a collection of photographs and ephemera that is enchanting.
This suprising terrace is actually listed for being the first terrace of houses to be built in unreinforced concrete. Amazing no?
A distinctive landmark in Alnmouth - needing a little TLC.
This fine old grain store stands right in the heart of Alnmouth village next to the church and now houses the vibrant post office and a terrace of homes.
24 x 40cm.
Thought to be named after St. Waleric to whose name the original church was dedicated.
Speaks for itself really. I love old postboxes.
As you walk down the high streets, each alley gives you a glimpse of something tempting. This one next to the grocer takes your eye down to the estuary and the fields beyond. If you are lucky, you will see a train go by.
This is the most captivating view in Alnmouth. If I could, I would paint this ever-changing scene every day.
Apparently, the oldest 9 hole links course in England