Bay H, Purbeck Artisan Yard, Month 1, Partition wall

Final introduction to my bay for Month 1. The month ends on Saturday 31st with the yard event – Meet the Artist (see flyer copy below):

The top picture shows the initial layout and the second picture as it is now with the addition of a suitcase to hold cards and a low coffee table to raise the prints to a better height.

Starting with the suitcase – this item is not for sale. The cards match the new prints seen on the chair browser which now stands at the entrance to the bay. I omitted one of the prints in my previous post – a pen and ink picture of Corfe Castle. These are printed cards and are in 7 x 5, 6 x 6 and 8 x 4 sizes – all are £2 each or 3 for £5.

The four prints that are framed and priced at £35 are pen and ink drawn to start with and then coloured with Promarkers. The pictures are:

– the view eastwards of Portland and Chesil beach with the fleet behind it.

– a view of Corfe Castle in the gap in the Purbeck Hills and Poole harbour and further east

– Looking down on a yacht sailing out from Chapman’s Pool below Emmett’s Hill with St. Aldhelms point in the distance. The view is from the top of the headland at Houns Tout.

– the two “plastic” gig rowing boats owned by Swanage Sea Rowing Club moored by the stone jetty prepared for club juniors to go out rowing in the bay on a Monday evening.

On top of the partition wall are a series of original canvas pieces on easel frames. Each picture is an original piece of hand drawn art and is not reproduced in any other form. The canvases come in two sizes:

– mini – 18 x 13 cm these are priced at £15 each

– miniature – 9 x 7 cm these are priced at £10 each

I have previously produced commissioned miniature and mini canvases, if interested in this please contact me on

The two mini canvases show:

– a tall ship moored at Poole Quay before the quayside changed for a new flats development.

– a rainbow that appeared mid morning on New Years Day 2018, I recorded this as I was on duty at my Artisan beach hut. It linked to several conversations later that day.

The six miniature canvases show:

– a limestone drystone wall on the track from South Street, Kingston Down to Chapman’s Pool

– the chalk stacks that lie off the east of Ballard Down, these include the triangular Pinnacle, based on a photo from a rowing trip

– Woodhenge, the 2012 tribute to Stonehenge next to the village car park in Worth Matravers

– looking along the road that crosses Middlebere from Norton to Arne and showing the trees

– the Shore Road Beach Huts in Swanage

– Wareham Quay from the south bank of the river Frome where the footpath follows the river to Ridge

Amidst the canvases is a hand decorated treasure chest shaped wooden storage box.

The four scenes are those seen on each edge of Swanage Bay – North: Ballard Down / East: the Isle of Wight / South: Swanage Pier / West – Shore Road Beach Huts.

The box cost £15.

Finally on this side of the bay is a copy of the Flying Gull printed card next to a framed print which is for sale at £35.

This concludes my introduction to bay H. It has been drawn out as I wanted to talk about each piece and there is a lot of art available in the bay. I am always happy to discuss items more, use the contact form on this site or email me directly.

Thanks for reading.

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