Happy to share the release of my latest illustration, featuring Anstey’s Cove in Torquay on the south Devon coast.
A favourite with locals, I’ve wanted to capture this beach for a few years now, but until recently have not been able to decide on the best view. When I first started creating illustrations of local views, I went in search of bright, pretty flowers to include in the foreground. When I did my first recce at the cove in 2019, all I could see from the vantage points was nondescript undergrowth, so put the idea to one side.
However, I’ve recently been looking back through my old photos from previous site visits for some inspiration. I’m not sure if it’s related to the events of the previous couple of years, but I’ve started seeing more beauty in the everyday. Looking closer at the view, I could make out campion seed heads, ash tree saplings, nettles, bracken and hemp agrimony.
I built my composition, overlapping shapes and colours in a patchwork of blues and greens. Hopefully it captures the spirit of this area, with the iconic Long Quarry point in the distance. Visit my shop to purchase my Anstey’s Cove illustration in sizes A5 to A1 as unframed or framed prints.