'Hygge' - Cook Outside with Manna From Devon September 07 2017, 1 Comment
Imagine a bright sunny day in midsummer and all you want to do is enjoy the day while looking ahead to a convivial evening. We did just that. Our recent purchase of a Morso oven and the kind gift of a lesson in Wood Fired Cooking by friends at Manna From Devon Cookery School came together perfectly.
What a joy shopping, wood collecting, laying the table and once the fire was lit, learning from the experts - David and Holly Jones of Manna from Devon Cookery School.
Hake with Spiced Red Pepper and Coconut Sauce
Butterflied Leg of Lamb
Coast to Coast May 02 2016, 0 Comments
Coast to CoastColour, neglect, abandonment, light and texture are the things I love when living by the coast. A new client from NE loved one of my favourites - Abandoned Hulks which is my 'best seller' canvas, recently transported to his home in Northumberland. This was a 4' square canvas which he and his wife spotted at Bayards Cove Inn in Dartmouth. After exploring the galleries in Northern France looking for the perfect image for their recently refurbished kitchen, they landed in Dartmouth and sat in front of this image. This was the 'perfect' image they had been looking for!
They wanted the canvas larger than I have produced before. This order involved sourcing a printer who had a large enough printer to produce 4' square.
My client was thrilled with the result:
He was thrilled that he asked me to send another smaller version to sell in a local gallery in Alnwick. I was thrilled when it sold within 48 hours of being hung.
Have now sourced a very professional courier who specialize in transporting Fine Art at very reasonable cost. This canvas arrived at his home in perfect condition.
I love to delight my customers and wonderful to see the effect of the canvas in their home.
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What do Emma Freud and Sir Ben Ainslie Have in Common with QuerQuay ? Read on …… July 02 2014, 0 Comments
Coast Magazine Feature
Fifteen months ago we were approached by both an independent Journalist and the Editor of Coast Magazine and how lovely that the story ended up in a collaboration …. and this month the two day photoshoot (and much more from the journo and photographer) finally has it’s airing in the press – Coast, July Edition – on shelves now.
If you have stayed in the past, have a future booking or planning one I think you will find the article fascinating. I love it when people ask us the question, ‘So how old is the house then ?’ and of course we make them guess:) The response is usually 200/300 years old and how shocked are they when we say, ’25 years’ …. one of our window cleaners nearly fell off his ladder!
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Gallery Coast @ Gallery 5, Salcombe, UK June 11 2013, 0 Comments
Gallery Coast exhibiting @ Gallery 5, Salcombe .... a boathouse gallery in Island Street
The world of exhibiting your own art is new to me. It's a fascinating place to be - meeting fellow artists who love passionately what they do. Many have had many journeys in their lives to get to a point where they can be creative and embraced by the art world. Today I completed mounting the exhibition in Island Street.
Dinah Ashton, former gallery burser says,
‘I had seen Carole’s work on her website which I thought it looked great. However, I have found that website’s can only give an impression of artists’ work and to be fully appreciated it has to be seen ‘in the flesh’ as it were.
Luckily enough I saw of Carole’s work hanging in the foyer of The Flavel Art Centre in Dartmouth. Seeing the pictures full size exhibited on 3 walls created a huge impact. Wonderful compositions with both subtle and vibrant colours. I was not alone in my opinion, other people in the foyer greatly appreciated the work as we studied and discussed them, deciding which pictures we liked the best and wanted to take home.
Unfortunately, I work was not able to see the whole exhibition called ‘Beauty Neglect and Decay’ but I understand that Carole will be exhibiting her wonderful work in Gallery 5 in Salcombe in June and I will make sure that I go and see it there.’
Importance of Interiors May 30 2013, 0 Comments
Propped Image of Derelict Hulks
The quality of our lives in our personal space is key to our well being. It is important to live in homes where we can be self expressed and that our homes reflect our interests and passions. There are many ways to do this but can take some consideration when creating an aesthetic space that is welcoming to our friends and families. Our homes are extensions of our personalities and interiors that reflect our moods and preferences help to maintain balance and self esteem.
Interiors that make a statement can be striking and very appealing for instance when creating a holiday home to let. The aesthetics can add a lot of value to holiday makers and ensure that you gain the occupancy you are aiming for annually. Shape, colour, texture alongside practical purposes are all key to representing your holiday home to best effect. Gallery Coast can help .... to ensure your holiday home has visual impact to gain attention online we will visit your property and make suggestions on how best to achieve this and steps identified to make changes you wish to make including sourcing, photography and creating livable and appealing zones as well as promotional guidance related to a website, use of social media and blogging.
Awesome Views May 30 2013, 0 Comments
Sunset Fishing on The River Dart
Living in a HandMade Home
A home that inspires is a great gift to a creative person who can take inspiration in their own surroundings. The home I live in is unique and built by one mans hands over 13 years using natural materials from the cliffs, beaches and river. It was built organically, evolved from the landscape - one man's vision. Dark, huge hunks of wood, grey/blueish slate, large stones all contribute to the atmosphere of living amidst materials that have had previous lives and now reloved in it's new environment. This house is nestled between an oak wood perched on a cliff and the River Dart. Overlooking views of water presents so many opportunities to capture the changes in light, reflections and the numerous activities.
Art • Interiors • Inspiration March 14 2013, 0 Comments
Stormy sea at Hope Cove, South Devon
Living and working by the sea provides inspiration for many artists/photographers. The ever changing light, the effect on water, impact on materials and land and seascapes provide a constant source of inspiration. The South West is an incredibly beautiful part of England with it's rolling green hills and valleys and cliffs that fall into the sea. My inspiration mostly comes from stormy weather, dark skies, huge waves and then come the calmer days and sunny weather which changes the colours all around us especially on water where they turn to indigo and turquoise. It's these changes and living so closely to them that challenges the way they can be interpreted. This visual richness explains why so many artists choose to live here. Since moving here in 2009 I have spent many hours capturing scenes, atmospheres and events.