Becca Thorne

Art and the landscape each played a large part in my childhood. Growing up in rural Devon, I had immediate access to nature: the moors were only a brief drive away and holidays were spent in Snowdonia. I have written of the latter: Once at … Continue readingBecca Thorne

Paul Wakelam

Paul came to our attention during the pandemic – he regularly contributed to #mycreativeweek on Twitter where his bold lines and mark making and (almost) abstractwork really stood out as a very different take on landscape painting. This summer he visited Dartmoor, which gave us … Continue readingPaul Wakelam

Maria Floyd

I take my sketchbook and sit and record what I see and how it is influencing me as an experience. I am trying to capture a fleeting moment – clouds passing, the movement of the wind across the gorse and grass. The wind and the … Continue readingMaria Floyd

Clare Benson

My work crosses the line between art and craft. My practice is rooted in drawing from observation. I draw and paint out of doors at all times of year, studying different aspects and details of the east Dartmoor landscape where I live. A favourite medium … Continue readingClare Benson

Adrian Colston

I spent over a decade working as the National Trust’s General Manager on Dartmoor – Drogo, Fingle Woods, Home Farm Café, amongst many other things and now I’m a researcher in the Centre for Rural Policy Research at Exeter University studying hill-farming on the Moor. … Continue readingAdrian Colston

Tony Homer

I moved to Devon in the 1980s to work at Ashburton school as Head of Art. The school had many connections with Dartmoor from walking with the Ten Tors group to taking groups sketching. The use of sketchbooks became part of my working practice. Now … Continue readingTony Homer

Malcolm Hebron

I’m an English teacher by trade, so spend a lot of my time in the world of words and concepts – that’s certainly an enjoyable place to be, but recently I’ve found a tremendous pull towards the usually wordless worlds of photography and drawing. I’m … Continue readingMalcolm Hebron

Clare Rogers

I have wanted to be an artist from the age of six! I spent much time in my early yearsdrawing, mainly from still life, enjoying the detail and contour of natural forms. Later, my focus turned towards text and print, studying graphic design at Plymouth … Continue readingClare Rogers

Stephen Earp

I first used a ‘proper’ camera when I was eleven years old on a family holiday to Canada. My uncle had lent us his new Olympus OM, and as soon as I handled it – felt its weight, its precision – I was hooked. From … Continue readingStephen Earp

Matt Davis

I have lived on the edges of Dartmoor all of my life and it has been one of my favourite places to take pictures of ever since taking up photography about 5 years ago. I have a strong connection with Dartmoor which mainly grew after … Continue readingMatt Davis