Artist paints new picture every day
The wild beauty of the 630 mile long South West Coast Path has been captured by an artist’s ambitious project to produce 365 paintings of the spectacular walking trail – one for every day of the year.
Dave Crocker’s year long artistic odyssey will end on May 20 when he selects a final coastal scene to paint near Plymouth, Devon.
That work – with the oil paint still not fully dry – will go into an exhibition of all his coast-path works at Mayflower Sailing Club in the city, in a gallery which is on the walking route, from May 22-26.
His painting marathon began on May 21 last year when he went to the coast near Plymouth to paint local landmark Bovisand Rock – and it was praise for his work from walkers using the path that encouraged him to embark on the year long project.
Since then he has travelled all over the south west to capture the views from and along the path – used by thousands of walkers every year – in all its moods. Mr Crocker, a full-time artist from Plymstock, near Plymouth, completes all his works on site, usually in around four hours.
“The most interesting part of the project for me has been the support I get from people I meet when I am painting on the coast path. Each spot has its own band of supporters who love their bit of coast path,” said 53-year-old Mr Crocker.
The path snakes around the south west peninsula from Minehead in Somerset to Poole in Dorset, and he said he had painted some of the “iconic” scenes along the route.
His coast path works will also be on view at a series of 20 exhibitions – many in village halls – across the south west following his Plymouth show.
There is also a time-lapse video on You Tube of Mr Crocker at work at Coverack, Cornwall – from blank canvas to completed seascape.
The South West Coast path is England’s longest waymarked long distance footpath.
The Press Association
Latest posts by The Press Association (see all)
- 8 things that happen when you don’t drink enough - March 23, 2018
- Poignant campaign to battle dementia misconceptions - March 22, 2018
- 8 cheap and easy ways to revamp your kitchen - March 22, 2018
- Menopausal hormone therapy may protect against Alzheimer’s - March 22, 2018
- 5 of the most common health questions pharmacists are asked - March 21, 2018
Leave a Comment!
Community Terms & Conditions
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.
You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
be accurate (where they state facts); be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
Nurturing a safe environment
Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.
We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!