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

Vale – Robert Darch

Robert Darch is one of Britain’s foremost photographic artists. Based in Exeter, much of his work is shot in Devon. We’ve previously interviewed Robert for the Collective about his work and practice. His first photobook, Moor, focussed around a dystopian vision of a near future … Continue readingVale – Robert Darch

Rifts and Erasures

Guy Dickinson is an architect and visual artist based in London. In 2016 he travelled down to Devon and spent 48 hours on Dartmoor taking the images that form the basis of his work Rifts and Erasures. The book itself runs to 76 pages, in … Continue readingRifts and Erasures

Desire Lines

Since the start of the current pandemic, Dartmoor, like all of the UK’s national parks, has seen a significant increase in visitor numbers due to Covid travel restrictions and a renewed interest in exploring and seeking solace in the countryside. The impact of increased visitor … Continue readingDesire Lines

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 and my life spent in Devon has been a rich source of inspiration! For many years my focus was on drawing, but this was replaced with a practical need to study graphic design … 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