Northam Burrows – AONB Art Walks

Here is a fabulous picture I took of Northam Burrows a couple of weeks ago.It looks out across Bideford Bay towards the headland at Westward Ho! Beyond that, very hazy, you can just see the outline of Hartland Point – a spectacular rocky place – great for walkers. The foreground shows part of the open beach, at the edge of beautiful areas of coastal grassland and sand dunes.

Here, in the fascinating coastal landscape of Northam Burrows is where I shall be running my series of  Art Walks (or ‘Walking Art Workshops’) diring the month of June.It lies within the North Devon AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty). I am very grateful for the support of the AONB, enabling me to carry out this project!
And because of its special qualities,  its intricate eco-systems and diverse plant and animal and bird life, the Burrows
 is also a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific interest) and part of a Unesco Biosphere Reserve – the first of only two in the country.
I am so looking forward to meeting some of you, and sharing my working approach to landscape and my love of this place.
We will walk at a leisurlely pace  through varied and inspirational surroundings, and you will be encouraged to respond in a deep, relaxed and spontaneous way – with drawing, photography, ephemeral artworks, actions, writing or other creative work.
Whether you are a complete beginner, an experienced artist, or just fancy trying your hand at creative activity – these walks are for you!  It is an opportunity to have fun, to experiment a little, and gain experience at being and working with nature.
You will find booking details and full information about all the ArtWalks on the Essential Nature Website.
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More pictures…

Essential Nature: ArtWalking in North Devon

Find out about the AONB art walks at Northam Burrows.

About throughstones

I am primarily a visual artist, living on the North Devon coast, a beautiful semi-rural area in South West England. I am interested in full engagement with 'place' and the eternal movement of life - particularly as it relates to what we call 'the natural environment'.
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