For centuries artists have found inspiration in the Devon landscape. Long before the
great J.M.W.Turner began his epic painting tour of the Westcountry, artists had fallen for
the beauty and variety of scenery that the county had to offer. From dramatic seascapes
and sweeping moorland vistas, to impressive cityscapes and quintessential thatched
Devon hamlets, no artist had far to travel in order to find a scene to arrest their interest.
The artists whose work appears in this book are part of this long tradition. Their work
has been selected to portray something of the varied range of contemporary work
being created in Devon today. Each in their own distinctive way, captures the essence of
Devon. The diversity of styles included here is deliberate, as is the variety of the media
in which each artist has chosen to work; traditional watercolours and oils vying with
acrylics and mixed media works.
The handful of artists whose work is selected are among literally hundreds of
present-day painters who are inspired to capture in paint the elusive qualities of light,
atmosphere and character that make Devon so special. They have been chosen as they
are among the best known in the county and
most have their homes and studios there.
Information about each artist can be found at the
end of this book.
Address books tend to be well used and have
a long life. Along with important contact details,
they keep track of the user’s friends and
acquaintances, tracing their lives over time and
from place to place. And, if properly attended to,
an address book eventually becomes something
of a journal in itself, and an essential part of the
Whether you have buy this book for your own
use, or receive it as a gift, we hope this Devon
Artists Address Book, with its superb pictorial
reminders of Devon, provides years of pleasure.
Imprint: Halswood. ISBN 9781841149868, tabbed hardback, 214x230mm, 112 pages. Published October 2009.