Sketchbook Notes: Splosh of Frogmore

Frogmore is some miles away from Salcombe, beyond Kingsbridge by road. By boat, with the right tide, it is a magical short voyage from Salcombe through beautiful countryside.

Splosh is real, tied up near a little bridge. The faded coloured roundels show Splosh has had many years of service in Salcombe Harbour.

The day I was passing by, the egret was fishing in the stream, competing with dancing reflections of Splosh.

Splosh source image - egret 2

I took more and more photos, to capture greater and greater detail.

Splosh source image - egret

Notice that, in my composition, I moved the egret. My regret is on the right, looking towards Splosh.

I also used my artistic license and left some things out. Can you tell what, and can you imagine why?

I don’t know who owns Splosh. If you do, let me know. I’d be fascinated to find out more about the L in SPLOSH, and the history of this particular boat.


Where can you see this painting?

Splosh of Frogmore is on display at Salcombe Art Club in the Main Exhibition, along with four more of my paintings: Hope Cove, Merlins, Scoble Point Moorings, and South Pool Sunrise.

The Exhibition is open every day from 11am until 5pm, until 24 September.

I will be at the Exhibition, stewarding, on these dates: 19 April (2-5pm), 10 May (11am-5pm), 24 May (2-5pm), 14 June (2-5pm), 12 July (2-5pm), 9 August (2-5pm), and 20 September (11am-2pm).

If you are in Salcombe this summer, why not drop in?


The Sketchbook Notes series

This is the first of the Sketchbook Notes, a series of posts explaining what inspired me to produce a particular painting.

If you own one of my paintings, or are just curious about an image, let me know; I’ll then write a blog post especially for you!


Splosh! My new website!

Welcome to my new website!

It’s five years since I launched my first website.


Those years have flown by while I’ve been absorbed, completing 120+ paintings, in the luxury of my Salcombe studio.

Online technology has moved on, dragging me with it.

This new website – with thanks to Mark Worden of Mihi Digital for the design and setting things up for us – incorporates a blog, so I can post news of what’s happening in my world of art – and let you know about forthcoming exhibitions. And, apparently, you can comment back. I look forward to ‘talking’ with you!